Location of standards 
Georgia Professional Standards Commission rule; Georgia Department of Education Leadership Keys Effectiveness System documentation
Alignment to national standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Name and overview of standards 
The Georgia Education Leadership (GEL) standards are aligned with May 2015 draft of the PSEL standards. The Leadership Keys Effectiveness System (LKES) performance standards have eight standards divided among four domains. These are school leadership (instructional leadership, school climate), organizational leadership (planning and assessment, organizational management), human resources leadership (human resources management, teacher/staff evaluation), and professionalism and communication (professionalism, communication and community).
Use of standards 
The GEL standards are aligned with principal preparation, certification, and professional development, as well as educator preparation program accreditation. The LKES standards are aligned with principal evaluation, staffing, and professional development.
[1] Georgia Professional Standards Commission. (2015). Educational leadership program guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Resources/Downloads/IHE/Guidanc... [2] Georgia Department of Education. (2016). Georgia’s leader keys effectiveness system: Implementation handbook. Retrieved from http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Teacher-and-Leader-Effectiveness...(4).pdf
Location of standards 
Not publically available
Alignment to national principal supervisor standards 
Not publically available
Year of law passage/rule change 
Overview of standards 
Not publically available
Use of standards 
Not publically available
Presence of principal supervisor job description 
Location of performance evaluation requirement 
Official Code of Georgia § 20-2-210
Year of passage/revision 
Name of evaluation system 
Leadership Keys Effectiveness System (LKES)
Description of evaluation system 
LKES has four components: Leader Assessment on Performance Standards (LAPS) (30%), Student Growth (40%), School Climate Survey (10%), and Combination of Additional Data (20%). Student growth is measured by the School Mean Growth Percentile Measure, which is determined by performance on state assessments. The school climate survey is the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) School Climate Star Rating Survey. The additional data include achievement gap reduction, beat the odds, and CCRPI data.
Frequency of performance evaluation 
Intended use of performance evaluation 
Used to inform staffing decisions, including dismissals and promotions, and professional development and other support, including mentoring.
Rubric or evaluation instrument 
Leader Assessment on Performance Standards, Performance Appraisal Rubrics
[1] Georgia Department of Education. (2016). Georgia’s leader keys effectiveness system. Retrieved from http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Teacher-and-Leader-Effectiveness...(4).pdf [2] State of Georgia. (2016). O.C.G.A. § 20-2-210 (2016) annual performance evaluation. Retrieved from http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-20/chapter-2/article-6/pa...
Principal preparation program accreditation or approval standards 
Georgia Standards for the Approval of Educator Preparation Providers and Educator Preparation Programs include five standards based on the CAEP standards and one additional Georgia-specific standards. The standards include: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge; Clinical Partnerships and Practice; Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity; Program Impact; Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement; and Georgia Requirements for Educator Preparation Providers and Educator Preparation Programs.
Description of program approval review process 
Educator preparation programs providers can seek national CAEP accreditation that is conducted jointly with CAEP and the state. The Developmental Approval Review determines if the preparation program has the capacity to meet state standards. The Continuing Review includes a self-study, site visit and interviews. Programs must provide data related to their admission requirements, P-12 partnerships, field experiences, and clinical practices, and how the program aligns with state standards or expectations for special education, P-12 curriculum, instruction, evaluation, professional ethics, and certification.
Minimum years of educational experience or degree required by candidate for acceptance to principal preparation program 
Bachelor's degree
Minimum test scores for preparation program entrance 
Not specified
Number of credits in coursework required for graduation 
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission does not specify a minimum number of credit hours required for graduation. Programs must meet all applicable standards to earn and maintain state approval.
Degree level required for principal entry-level certification or licensure 
For an entry-level Tier 1 certification, a master's degree is required and for Tier II advance-level of certification, a specialist or doctorate degree is required.
Field work or internship required for degree or license 
Minimum test score requirements for certification 
Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE): Educational Leadership content assessment with a minimum score of 250 and a passing score on the Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment. Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL): First administration in Summer 2018; passing score to be determined.
[1] State of Georgia. (2016). 505-3.01 Requirements and standards for approving educator preparation providers and educator preparation programs. Retrieved from http://www.gapsc.com/Rules/Current/EducatorPreparation/505-3-.01.pdf?dt=... [2] Georgia Professional Standards Commission. (n.d.). Content assessments. Retrieved from http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/PassingScores.aspx [3] Georgia Professional Standards Commission. (2016). Georgia standards for the approval of educator preparation providers and educator preparation programs. Retrieved from https://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Downloads/GeorgiaStandards2016... [4] ETS. (n.d.). Georgia assessments for the certification of education. Retrieved from https://gace.ets.org/