The Governor's Office of Student Achievement works to increase academic achievement and school completion across the state. The office maintains an education scoreboard that tracks the effectiveness of the state's Pre-K through college programs, audits these programs to ensure that state funds are well used, and analyzes and shares with the public data about trends in education.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), formerly the Office of Education Accountability, strives to increase student achievement and school completion across Georgia through meaningful, transparent and objective analysis and communication of statewide data. In addition, GOSA provides policy support to the Governor and, ultimately, to the citizens of Georgia through:
- An education scoreboard that indicates the effectiveness of Georgia's education institutions, from Pre-K through college;
- Research initiatives on education programs in Georgia and corresponding findings to inform policy, budget and legislative efforts;
- Thorough analysis and straightforward communication of education data to stakeholders;
- Audits of academic programs to ensure that education institutions are fiscally responsible with state funds and faithful to performance accountability requirements; and
- Collaborative work with the Alliance of Education Agency Heads (AEAH) to improve education statewide.
While GOSA's direct affiliation remains with the Governor's office, it also works closely with all of Georgia's education agencies, including the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the University System of Georgia (USG), the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).
Monthly updates about GOSA’s work are available on their website.