Georgia State Educational Standards

This website supports state essential standards for ELA, Health Education and Science.

SubjectGrade LevelsBroad Standard ReferenceSpecific Standard CodeSpecific Standard NameSpecific Wording of Standard
GA ELA1Reading InformationalELAGSE1RI1Key Ideas and DetailsAsk and answer questions about key details in a text.
GA ELA1Reading InformationalELAGSE1RI10Range of Reading and Level of Text ComplexityWith prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
GA ELA1Reading InformationalELAGSE1RI5Craft and StructureKnow and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of content, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
GA ELA2LanguageELAGSE2L4eVocabulary Acquisition and UseUse glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
GA ELA2Reading InformationalELAGSE2RI5Craft and StructureKnow and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
GA ELA2Reading InformationalELAGSE2RI7Integration of Knowledge and IdeasExplain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Science2Physical ScienceS2P1--Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.
Science2Physical ScienceS2P1a--Ask questions to describe and classify different objects according to their physical properties.
GA ELA3LanguageELAGSE3L4dVocabulary Acquisition and UseUse glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
GA ELA3Reading InformationalELAGSE3RI4Craft and StructureDetermine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
GA ELA3Reading InformationalELAGSE3RI7Integration of Knowledge and IdeasUse information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Science3Physical ScienceS3P1--Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the ways heat energy is transferred and measured.
GA ELA4LanguageELAGSE4L6Vocabulary Acquisition and UseAcquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific vocabulary, including words and phrases . . . basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
GA ELA4Reading InformationalELAGSE4RI7Integration of Knowledge and IdeasInterpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
GA ELA5LanguageELAGSE5RI10Range of Reading and Level of Text ComplexityBy the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
GA ELA5LanguageELAGSE5RI4Craft and StructureDetermine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
GA ELA5Speaking and ListeningELAGSE5SL4Presentation of Knoweldge and IdeasReport on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Science5Physical ScienceS5P2--Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to investigate electricity.
Science5Physical ScienceS5P2b--Design a complete, simple electric circuit, and explain all necessary components.
Science5Physical ScienceS5P2c--Plan and carry out investigations on common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity.
GA ELA6LanguageELAGSE6L4Vocabulary Acquisition and UseDetermine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
GA ELA6Speaking and ListeningELAGSE6RI7Integration of Knowledge and IdeasIntegrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
GA ELA6Speaking and ListeningELAGSE6W7Research to Build and Present KnowledgeConduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Science6Earth and Space ScienceS6E6--Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the uses and conservation of various natural resources and how they impact the Earth.
Science6Earth and Space ScienceS6E6a--Ask questions to determine the differences between renewable/sustainable energy resources (examples: hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass) and nonrenewable energy resources (examples: nuclear: uranium, fossil fuels: oil, coal, and natural gas), and how they are used in our everyday lives.
Science6Earth and Space ScienceS6E6b--Design and evaluate solutions for sustaining the quality and supply of natural resources such as water, soil, and air.
HealthK-5Standard 4--Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
HealthK-5Standard 7--Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
GA ELAKLanguageELAGSEKL6Vocabulary Acquisition and UseUse words and phrases acquired through conversations, independent reading and being read to.
GA ELAKReading InformationalELAGSEKRI1Key Ideas and DetailsWith support, ask and answer key details in . . . informational texts.
GA ELAKReading InformationalELAGSEKRI7Integration of Knowledge and IdeasWith support, describe the relationship between pictures and text in the story.
HealthKHE 1.3b--Demonstrate how to dial 911 or other emergency numbers and provide appropriate information.
HealthKHE 2.1--Identify safety hazards in the community.
HealthKHE 2.4a--Demonstrate verbal and non-verbal ways to ask an adult for help about an unsafe situation.
HealthKHE 2.7b--Apply strategies to avoid fires and burns.
HealthKHE 2.8a--Demonstrate the ability to influence safety practices of family members.
HealthKHE 3.1--Explain how injuries can be prevented.
HealthKHE 3.1--Identify ways to reduce risk of injuries in case of fire.
HealthKHE 3.4--Demonstrate what to say when calling 911.
HealthKHE K.1a--Identify safety hazards in the home.
HealthKHE.5.1--List ways to prevent injuries in the community.
HealthKHE.5.1--List examples of dangerous or risky behaviors that might lead to injuries.
HealthKHE1.1a--Identify safety rules for being around fire.
ScienceKEarth and Space ScienceS2E3--Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals, and humans cause changes to the environment.