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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

By law, a system is established to determine students' qualifications for the state scholarship program as well as other state grants or loans. Under this system, advanced placement or international baccalaureate courses are weighted in calculating students' overall grade point averages. The department of education pays for advanced placement test fees. Students who are gifted or have exceptional abilities may participate in summer honors programs or enroll in residential high school programs that are operated in collaboration with state colleges or universities. State law allows eleventh and twelfth graders to apply to postsecondary institutions and enroll in courses for dual credit. State law sets guidelines in terms of cooperation between the secondary and postsecondary institutions, state funding for pupils, dissemination of information about the program, counseling for pupils and their families, and so on. The department of education reviews postsecondary course descriptions and determines comparable high school courses for the purposes of full-time equivalent pupil count and for determining credit to be awarded. An institution may not charge a pupil for the award of credit. A secondary options grant account is established with General Assembly funds to pay to eligible institutions the lesser of the following amounts: the actual costs of tuition, materials, and fees directly related to the approved courses taken by the pupils at such institutions; or the amount that the pupils would have earned if they had been in equivalent instructional programs in a local school system. The University System of Georgia also addresses dual enrollment in policies developing three dual enrollment programs, along with specified procedures for admission and course selection. The University System also participates in Early Colleges, partnerships between a Georgia public school system and a University System of Georgia college or university. By agreement between the State Board of Education and the State Board of Technical and Adult Education or the board of regents or a local board operating a postsecondary vocational school, high schools may offer courses in vocational and technical education which qualify for both high school credit and credit at an eligible institution governed by such boards. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

Ga. Code 20-2-306 - Honors Program; Residential High School Program
Ga. Code 20-2-327 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: Recognition of advanced proficiency/honors courses; counseling and development of individual graduation plans

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

Ga. Code 20-2-157 - Uniform Reporting System to be Used as One Uniform Reporting System for Certain Purposes
Ga. Code 20-2-161.1 - Enrollment in pPostsecondary Courses; Academic Credit; Secondary Options Grant Account
Ga. Code 20-2-325 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: short title
Ga. Code 20-2-326 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: Definitions
Ga. Code 20-2-327 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: Recognition of advanced proficiency/honors courses; counseling and development of individual graduation plans
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.2.1.1 - Freshman Requirements

Tech-Prep/Technical and Vocational Education

Ga. Code 20-2-325 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: short title
Ga. Code 20-2-326 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: Definitions
Ga. Code 20-4-37 - Technical and Adult Education - Office of College and Career Transitions
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Office of Adult Education (OAE), which is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, oversees adult education programs in the state. The OAE facilitates collaboration among state and local entities to improve adult literacy efforts. In addition, the OAE administers federal and state funds to the following programs: adult basic education, adult secondary education (including GRE preparation), corrections education or other institutionalized settings, workplace literacy, work-based project learner, English language, and family literacy. According to Georgia State requirements, adult learners enrolled in adult education programs, including programs for adults with limited English proficiency are not charged tuition, fees, or any other charges, and are not required to purchase any books or any other materials that are needed for participation in the program. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Basic Education/Literacy

Ga. Code 20-4-15 - Adult literacy programs, office of adult literacy

Adult Learners, Funding

Governance of Adult Education

Ga. Code 20-14-91 - Career and Technical Education Advisory Commission Created; Membership; Requirements; Meetings; Reimbursement
Ga. Code 20-4-14 - Technical College System of Georgia, establishment, powers, duties, and responsibilities
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

Georgia has a number of policies in place to facilitate transfer and articulation throughout the state. A core curriculum that covers six broad academic areas developed by the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents ensures that core courses completed at one USG institution are fully transferable to another USG institution. Board policy also states that all A.A. and A.S. degrees are considered "transfer degrees leading to the baccalaureate degree." Applications for admission from students who wish to transfer with non-transfer degrees are evaluated individually by the receiving institution. Georgia is also recognized for its early efforts to create an aligned P-16 education system in the state. (Last Updated 2011)

Common Course Numbering

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 3.3.1 - Academic Affairs - Core Curriculum

Comprehensive Initiative

Ga. Code 20-2-131 - Quality Basic Education Program: Objectives and Purposes of Program
Ga. Code 20-2-132 - Quality Basic Education Program: Primary Goals of Article
Ga. Code 20-2-151 - General and Career eEucation Programs; Purpose; Authorized Programs

Exit / Entrance Examinations

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 3.7 - Academic Affairs - Regents' Writing and Reading Skills Requirement

General Education Core

Ga. Code 20-2-145.1 - Quality Basic Education - Competencies and Core Curriculum - Career education

K-12 / Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment

Ga. Code 20-2-326 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: Definitions
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.2.1.1 - Freshman Requirements

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

Ga. Code 20-3-85 - Study Examining Postsecondary Text Availability in Alternative Formats

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

Ga. Code 20-2-140 - State Board of Education to Establish Competencies and Uniformly Sequenced Core Curriculum
Ga. Code 20-2-151 - General and Career eEucation Programs; Purpose; Authorized Programs
Ga. Code 20-2-281 - Assessment of effectiveness of educational programs
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.2 - Student Affairs - Undergraduate Admissions

Statewide Articulation Guides

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 303.0601 - Academic Affairs - Transfer Degrees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.2.1.2 - Student Affairs - Undergraduate Admission Requirements For Transfer Students

Transfer Agreements

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 303.0601 - Academic Affairs - Transfer Degrees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.2.1.2 - Student Affairs - Undergraduate Admission Requirements For Transfer Students
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

The education agencies in Georgia, including the University System of Georgia (USG), Georgia Department of Education (DOE), and Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), have data-sharing agreements to support the information needs that will improve student transition and success. The exchange of data allows for tracking of students from high school to post-secondary institutions in Georgia. Other agreements, for example between the Department of Early Care and Learning (pre-K) and the DOE, allow for the assessment of program effectiveness using longitudinal data. In addition, data sharing agreements between the USG and the Professional Standards Commission, and between USG, TCSG, and the Georgia Student Finance Commission, allow for tracking of special groups (teacher preparation programs) or special policies initiatives (the HOPE scholarship). The Governor's Office of Student Achievement tracks key accountability indicators for education agencies in Georgia and produces an annual report card. Additionally, the Alliance of Education Agency Heads, created by Governor Sonny Perdue, brings seven education agency heads together regularly to discuss common goals. The USG has provided feedback reports to public and private high schools in Georgia since the late 1980s. These reports provide detailed feedback on the performance of high school graduates in their first year of college. (Last updated 2008)

Comprehensive Initiative

Ga. Code 20-2-159.4 - Quality Basic Education - Educational Programs - Requirements for receiving special education and related services of students enrolled in home study programs

Development of Improved Information Systems

Ga. Code 20-14-29 - Office of Student Achievement - Limitation on Liability of Private Postsecondary Institutions for Sharing Confidential Information
Ga. Code 20-14-40 - Confidentiality of Identifiable Individual Student Performance Data and Information and Reports
Ga. Code 20-2-320 - Education Information Steering Committee

Performance Based Measures for K-12

Ga. Code 20-14-25 - Office of Educational Accountability
Ga. Code 20-14-30 - Accountability Assessment Program; Kindergarten Through Grade 12
Ga. Code 20-14-31 - Levels of Performance; Standard
Ga. Code 20-14-32 - Nationally Comparative Results; Comparison with Georgia Results
Ga. Code 20-14-33 - Indicators of Student Achievement and School Performance
Ga. Code 20-14-34 - School Report Cards
Ga. Code 20-2-131 - Quality Basic Education Program: Objectives and Purposes of Program
Ga. Code 20-2-132 - Quality Basic Education Program: Primary Goals of Article
Ga. Code 20-2-184.1 - Program Weights to Reflect Funds for Addressing Academic Needs of Low-Performing Students
Ga. Code 20-2-281 - Student Assessment Program
Ga. Code 20-2-282 - Academic Placement and Promotion Policy
Ga. Code 20-2-491 - Continuing Performance Audit or Performance Review of Expenditures of Sales Tax Proceeds for Capital Outlay Projects

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

Ga. Code 20-14-25 - Office of Educational Accountability
Ga. Code 20-14-50 - Rules and Policies; Performance Measures and Indicators; Audits
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EARLY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Georgia has a number of statutes related to pre-college outreach activities. The Education Reform Act of 2000 created early intervention programs for K-12 grades. The state's education code stipulates that all schools serving grade 10 and above may provide a SAT preparatory course. It also mandates, "a seamless education system that allows students to be served in the most effective and efficient way possible," but does not provide specific details. The University System runs the Post-Secondary Readiness Program (PREP), a supplemental program (in 29 institutions) designed to help increase college readiness for 7th-12th grade students in at-risk situations. The goals of PREP are to close the gap in readiness for college between different student groups; educate parents of middle and high school students in at-risk situations as to how to help their children become college ready; and increase college success of students from poor and minority groups. Despite having a number of related programs and policies, Georgia appears to lack overall statewide pre-college outreach goals and objectives and related strategies. At the state level, Georgia does not have a systematic way to identify and target students, collect student data across segments, allocate funds, evaluate programs, and report data. (Prepared by Andrea Venezia, Consultant, FY 2003)

College Test Preparation

Ga. Code 20-2-146 - Scholastic Assessment Test Preparatory Course; Acceptance as Elective Credit

Comprehensive Initiative

Ga.Code 20-2-326 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy - Definitions

Early Awareness Programs / College Prep

Ga.Code 20-2-326 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy - Definitions
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Anti-discrimination

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.1.2 - Student Affairs - Non-Discrimination

Course Equalization

Ga. Code 20-2-292 - Sparsity Grants

Funding Equalization

Ga. Code 20-2-292 - Sparsity Grants
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FINANCE

The Board of Regents annually approves tuition and fee rates for all University System of Georgia institutions and programs. Georgia's Guaranteed Tuition Plan ensures fixed tuition rates for new students for three to four years, depending on the enrolling program. An institution may waive out-of-state tuition and assess in-state tuition for students participating in the Academic Common Market, International and Superior Out-of-State students, university system employees, their spouses, and dependents, and others eligible individuals. An institution may waive mandatory fees, excluding technology fees, for students who reside or study at another institution, students enrolled in practicum experiences or internships located at least 50 miles from the institution, students enrolled in distance learning programs, or students enrolled at off-campus centers. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1 - Finance and Business - Tuition
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.2 - Finance and Business - Mandatory Student Fees

Fee-Specific Policies

Ga. Code 20-3-515 - State Medical Education Board Fees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 5.2 - Finance and Business - Public Service - Lifelong Education
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.2.2 - Finance and Business - Tuition and Fees - Elective Fees and Special Charges - Housing Fees; Food Service Fees; Other Fees and Special Charges

Reciprocity Agreements

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1.4 - Finance and Business - Tuition for Distance Learning Courses and Programs

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Ga. Code Ann. 20-3-412 - HOPE Scholarships; Part-time Students; Residency; Change Private Colleges Grant Amount
Ga. Code 20-3-411 - Definition
Ga. Code 20-3-412 - Tuition Equalization Grant
Ga. Code 20-3-413 - Tuition Equalization Grant Procedures
Ga. Code 20-3-414 - Tuition Equalization Grant Reduction
Ga. Code 20-3-415 - Tuition Equalization Grant Audits
Ga. Code 20-3-416 - Tuition Equalization Grant Fraud
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.3.3 - Student Affairs - Tuition Differential Waivers
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.2 - Finance and Business - Mandatory Student Fees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.4.1 - Finance and Business - Out-Of-State Tuition Waivers
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.4.2 - Finance and Business - Waiver of Mandatory Fees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.4 - Finance and Business - Tuition Agreements with Corporations, Organizations, and Other Legal Entities
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 8.2.19 - Personnel - Tuition Assistance Program

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1 - Finance and Business - Tuition
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1.1 - Finance and Business - Definitions
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1.2 - Finance and Business - Graduate Tuition
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1.3 - Finance and Business - Professional Program Tuition
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.1.4 - Finance and Business - Tuition for Distance Learning Courses and Programs
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.2 - Finance and Business - Mandatory Student Fees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 7.3.3 - Finance and Business - Tuition and Fee Payment and Deferral
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 8.2.19 - Personnel - Tuition Assistance Program
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REMEDIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION

Georgia's two postsecondary systems - the university and technical college - offer remedial education, or what is known as learning support (LS). In the university system, students may be placed into LS if a) they score below the minimum admission requirements on the SAT or ACT or b) the institution places them in the program based on failure to meet specific admissions criteria. Students in the university system also must test out of or complete the Regents' Writing and Reading Skills non-credit bearing course as a graduation requirement. Technical college policy requires campuses to assess applied associate degree or certificate-seeking students with the COMPASS or ASSET first, but they can forego these exams with qualifying SAT or ACT scores. Institutions have authority over the delivery of remedial education instruction. A law enacted in 2011 requires both postsecondary systems and the State Board of Education to establish joint college and career readiness competencies in reading, writing, and math. The three agencies also must identify one or more common assessments to determine postsecondary readiness, inform students of their performance no later than the end of 10th grade, and develop transitional courses for 11th and 12th-grade students who fail to meet readiness standards. (Prepared by Mary Fulton, Education Commission of the States, 2012)

Collaborative Efforts to Reduce the Need for Remediation

Ga. Code 20-2-159.2 - Quality Basic Education - Educational Programs - Coordination between high schools and postsecondary institutions to minimize the need for remedial course work for students in postsecondary institutions

Placement Policies

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 3.3.2 - Academic Affairs - Learning Support Programs
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 3.7 - Academic Affairs - Regents' Writing and Reading Skills Requirement
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RESIDENCY

Georgia's residency requirements are set in the legislation and by the Board of Regents. Legislation designates students who have resided in Georgia for one continuous year prior to the first day of classes as resident students for tuition purposes. If a dependent, the student's domicile is that of the parent(s). Dependent students are classified as resident students if the student graduated from a Georgia high school or his or her parent(s) claimed the student as a dependent on their state income tax return. Non-citizen students are not granted resident tuition benefits unless they are legally in the United States. Lawful permanent residents, refugees, asylees, or other eligible non-citizens may be extended the same tuition benefits as United States citizens. However, international students who reside in the United States under nonimmigrant status who do not intend on abandoning a foreign domicile are not eligible for in-state classification. Resident tuition benefits are extended to active members of the armed forces stationed in Georgia, along with their spouses and dependents. (Last updated 2008)

Residency Classification

Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.7.1 - Student Affairs: Student Appeals

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

Ga. Code 20-3-66 - Determination of Resident Status of Students for Tuition or Fees
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.3.2 - Student Affairs: Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Georgia does not allocate state funds for need-based aid. The Student Finance Commission administers various merit and need-based aids programs with funds provided by state, federal and private sources. The Georgia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) grant is federally funded and designated for individuals with high financial need, whereas the Hope Scholarship is solely merit-based. In addition, this state has a tuition equalization grant, which provides non-repayable grant aid to residents who attend private colleges or to colleges out of state near the state's borders. Several service-cancelable loan programs are administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. For the 2005-2006 academic year, Georgia provided 1,401 million for need-based and 464,013 million for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Ga. Code 20-3-519 - HOPE Scholarships and Grants: Definitions
Ga. Code Ann. 20-3-234 - Student Finance Commission and Authority; Functions and Composition of Board of Commissioners
Ga. Code 20-2-161.1 - Amend code relating to elementary and secondary education, so as to revise provisions relating to payment of fees for advanced placement tests - SB249 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-3 - Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan - HB 417 (2001)
Ga. Code 20-3-230 - Georgia Student Finance Commission Act
Ga. Code 20-3-264 - Act revises composition of the commissioner of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, the board of directors of the Georgia Student Finance Authority and the Georgia Student Finance Corporation - HB 551 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-3-310 - Georgia Student Finance Authority Act
Ga. Code 20-3-328 - Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy: Competitive grant program
Ga. Code 20-3-370 - Educational Loans Financed by State Funds: Legislative Findings; Purpose of Subpart
Ga. Code 20-3-395.3 - Direct Loans to Students on basis of need and merit - Repayment schedule; default; service cancelable - College loan repayment for teachers
Ga. Code 20-3-412 - HOPE Scholarships, part-time students; residency - SB244 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-3-518.3 - Scholarships, Loans and Grants; State Veterinary Education; Purchases of loans made for educational purposes to students who have completed a veterinary medical degree program
Ga. Code 20-3-518.4 - Scholarships, Loans and Grants; State Veterinary Education; Loan purchases granted to applicants based upon services rendered; limitations
Ga. Code 20-3-518.5 - Scholarships, Loans and Grants; State Veterinary Education; Contract; cancellation
Ga. Code 20-3-518.6 - Scholarships, Loans and Grants; State Veterinary Education; Funding
Ga. Code 20-3-519 - HOPE Scholarships and Grants: Definitions
Ga. Code 20-3-519.5 - Eligibility Requirements for a HOPE Grant
Ga. Code 20-3-519.6 - HOPE GED vouchers
Ga. Code 20-3-660 - Program of Grants Created; Terms and Conditions; Applications; Eligibility; Duties of the Division of Family and Children Services; Expenses and Fees Covered; Report by the Education Coordinating Council
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.4 - Student Affairs - Regents Financial Assistance
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.4.1 - Student Affairs - Regents' Opportunity Grants Program

Targeted Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Ga. Code 20-3-395.3 - Direct Loans to Students on basis of need and merit - Repayment schedule; default; service cancelable - College loan repayment for teachers
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 4.4.1 - Student Affairs - Regents' Opportunity Grants Program

Tuition Savings Plan

Ga. Code 20-3-600 - College Opportunity Act / Georgia Education Trust
Ga. Code 20-3-630 - Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan Act
Ga. Code 48-7-27 - Amends code relating to postsecondary education, so as to enact the Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan and for other purposes
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TEACHING QUALITY

In 2000, the state passed the A Plus Education Reform Act (HB 1187), a comprehensive policy with significant implications for teaching quality in Georgia. The law mandates that teachers pass a computer skills competence test to renew their certificate and that evaluations of performance include student achievement and communication skills with parents, students, teachers, administrators and others. Tenure was eliminated under the law. Teachers who receive an unsatisfactory evaluation do not advance on the state salary schedule, and teachers receiving two unsatisfactory annual performance evaluations in a five-year period are no longer entitled to a renewable certificate. In 2005, Georgia's Professional Standards Commission established criteria for Master Teacher Certification regarding the eligibility of teachers with three or more years of teaching experience in Georgia. The state also has established an Academic Coach Program to provide certificated public school teachers who exhibit excellence in the classroom with salary supplements or bonuses in exchange for mentoring other public school teachers. In 2008, the legislature created a Joint Study Committee on Teacher Training and Certification to thoroughly study teacher preparation and certification processes and make recommendations for improvement by the end of the year. (Last updated 2008)

Compensation

Ga. Code 20-2-211 - Relates to annual contracts for teachers, so as to provide that teacher and other professional employee contracts shall be complete in all terms and conditions, including the amount of compensation for the ensuing school year- SB223 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-2-212.2 - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Ga. Code 20-2-212.3 (repealed) - Repeals section allowing for increased pay to teachers that work in high needs fields
Ga. Code 20-2-212.4 - Amends Code relating to teachers; contracts; procedures for terminating or suspending - SB193 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-2-213 - Personnel Career Ladder and Compensation
Ga. Code 20-2-213.1 - Pay for Performance System- Groups Productivity
Ga. Code 20-2-850 - A bill to amend Code relating to sick and personal leave for teachers and other personnel - (HB 25 (2003)
Ga. Code 47-4-101 - Increases maximum benefit amount for public school employee retirees.

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

Ga. Code 20-3-519.12 - Promise II- Teacher Scholarships- Paraprofessionals
Ga. Code 20-3-519.2 - HOPE Scholarships
Ga. Code 20-3-519.7 - PROMISE teachers scholarships.
Ga. Code 20-3-519.7 - PROMISE Teacher Scholarships
Ga. Code 20-3-519.8 - HOPE teachers scholarship.

Licensure and Certification

Ga. Code Ann. 20-2 - Teachers Transferring From Other States; Exempt From Certain Exams
Ga. Code 20-2-200 - Regulation of certified personnel by Profession Standards Commission; certification requirement; consent required for withdrawal of application for certification.
Ga. Code 20-2-200.1 - Amends Code to change certain provisions regarding the regulation of certificated professional personnel; exempts teachers desiring to transfer to Georgia from other states from certain examinations in certain circumstances - (HB590 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-2-212.2 - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Ga. Code 20-2-213 - Personnel Career Ladder and Compensation
Ga. Code 20-2-983 - Professional Standards Commission
Ga. Code 20-2-983, 20-2-984.4 - Modifies language relating to teachers certified by the NBPTS; Criminal history checks

Professional Development

Ga. Code 20-2-190 - professional development centered on state-wide strategic initiatives
Ga. Code 20-2-212.2 - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Ga. Code 20-2-213 - Personnel Career Ladder and Compensation
Ga. Code 20-2-217 - Professional and Staff Development Stipends
Ga. Code 20-2-230 - Staff Development Programs
Ga. Code 20-2-231 - Georgia Education Leadership Academy
Ga. Code 20-2-232 - Comprehensive Staff Development Plans
Georgia Board of Regents Policy 803.16 - Personnel - Faculty Development

Programs Evaluation

Ga. Code 20-2-200(4.1) - Regulation of certificated professional personnel by Professional Standards Commission - Evaluation of effectiveness of professional development programs
Ga. Code 20-2-213.1 - Pay for Performance System- Groups Productivity
Ga. Code 20-2-232 - Comprehensive Staff Development Plans
Ga. Code 20-2-983 - Professional Standards Commission

Recruitment

Ga. Code 20-2-981 - Georgia Professional Standards Act
Ga. Code 20-3-519.12 - Promise II- Teacher Scholarships- Paraprofessionals

Supply and Demand Strategies

Ga. Code 20-2-200.1 - Amends Code to change certain provisions regarding the regulation of certificated professional personnel; exempts teachers desiring to transfer to Georgia from other states from certain examinations in certain circumstances - (HB590 (2003)
Ga. Code 20-2-271 - Development of regional improvement plan; introduction of core services; instructional care teams; establishment of alternative methods of teacher certification.
Ga. Code 20-3-519.7 - PROMISE Teacher Scholarships
Ga. Code 20-3-519.8 - HOPE teachers scholarship.

Teacher Mobility (Portability-Reciprocity)

Ga. Code Ann. 20-2 - Teachers Transferring From Other States; Exempt From Certain Exams

Teacher Preparation

Ga. Code 20-2-271 - Development of regional improvement plan; introduction of core services; instructional care teams; establishment of alternative methods of teacher certification.
Ga. Code 20-2-981 - Georgia Professional Standards Act
Ga. Code 20-2-983 - Professional Standards Commission

Teacher Retention

Ga. Code 20-2-948 - Teachers and Other School Personnel - Termination, Suspension, Nonrenewal, Demotion, or Reprimand - Reduction in force policies
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