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 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Division of Standards Based Learning

Curriculum and Instruction and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education work together to provide rigorous standards, quality instructional resources and online professional learning materials that will help teachers prepare students for graduation and post-secondary college and career opportunities. Georgia Performance Standards, resources and training information can be accessed at​.

Division for Special Education Services and Supports

The Division for Special Education Services and Supports includes programs and services that support local school districts in their efforts to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities.

Division of Assessment and Accountability

The Assessment and Accountability Division merges the Department’s Assessment mandate with the Accountability team. Assessment measures student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identifies students failing to achieve mastery of content, provides teachers with diagnostic information, and assists school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs. The Accountability team serves to improve communication between all Georgia public schools and other stakeholders regarding the federal and state education accountability initiatives. They also publish the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports for all public school districts and schools as required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.


 Contact Information


​Caitlin McMunn Dooley, Ph.D. 
Deputy Superintendent 
Phone: (404) 656-2804

Laura Peace, Administrative Assistant

Phone:  (404) 656-2804