School Choice Score: 0%
Georgia’s scholarship program is one of the most expansive programs in the country however it has a cap which limits the amount of scholarships that can be granted to students across the state which limits its scope hurts the evaluation of its program Additionally, Georgia’s special needs voucher program is strong and both allows for large amounts of funding for effected students and requirements placed on schools. Unfortunately, the program is only available to students with disabilities and not other students who could greatly benefit from the program
- Source: EdChoice
Charter Schools Score: 75%
While Georgia does allow for a state commission and local school districts to authorize charter schools neither of these entities are truly autonomous which makes the authorization of charter schools a political activity instead of one that is solely interested in results for students. Additionally, there are large funding disparities in Georgia charter schools which has hindered the development of the charter sector.
Online Learning Score: 85%
Georgia has implemented a path to personalized learning and continues to work to create a blended, yet personalized approach to learning for each student. Additionally, Georgia offers both full and part-time online courses to its students.
Teacher Quality Score: 0%
Teacher evaluations are required to make student achievement and growth at least 50% of their evaluation criteria. Poor student performance is grounds for dismissal. However, student results do not play a role in decisions regarding tenure and teachers cannot receive performance pay for individual performance (but groups of teachers can earn increased pay).
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook