Using the data collected, GSAPS Review Teams assess the level of implementation for each school on eight different strands known as Georgia School Performance Standards. The strands are intended to serve as descriptors of effective, high impact practices for schools which should improve school culture, school climate, standards-based instruction, and more importantly, student achievement. The eight areas are:
- Professional Learning
- Planning and Organization
- Family and Community Engagement
- School Culture
There are 48 standards for the eight strands. Each of the standards is marked on a continuum of Exemplary, Operational, Emerging, or Not Evident.