Georgia Dept. of Education identifies standardized tests to be eliminated

The Georgia Department of Education announced it’s eliminated the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course tests that are normally required for high school students.

The Georgia Milestones End-of-Course tests to be eliminated are geometry/analytic geometry, ninth grade literature and composition, physical science, and economics.

In 2015, there were 32 state-required tests. By the beginning of 2020, the number of required tests was down to 19.

And Senate Bill 367, which eliminated the fifth-grade social studies Georgia Milestones assessment, was signed into law in July. State BOE officials say this reduced Georgia’s elementary school testing to the federal minimum.

High school students in Georgia will continue to take the Georgia Milestones EOCs in the following subjects:

  • Algebra I/Coordinate Algebra
  • American Literature and Composition
  • Biology
  • US History

The only tests in Georgia that are not required by federal law at this time are eighth-grade social studies and high-school US History, bringing middle and high school

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IEEE Collaborates with Utilities to Create Standardized Education Program to Prepare for the Future of Grid Support

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IEEE collaborated with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Dominion Energy, Duke Energy and Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R), and will be creating a program to identify, train and certify individuals for the commissioning of any installed DER interconnection (e.g., residential, utility-scale, microgrid, etc.). The goal is to enhance compliance with IEEE 1547 – IEEE Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems and local jurisdictional requirements. Additionally, the program seeks to standardize the process by which the interconnections of renewables and other DERs are assessed.

To achieve a more sustainable and reliable power system, utilities need to safely and securely interconnect more DER with the electricity grid. This commonly includes both residential and commercial solar, wind, battery and combined heat and power (CHP). The IEEE 1547 Distributed

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