Curriculum & Instruction

Spartanburg School District Six Instructional Services

 

The Instructional Services Department oversees the curriculum and instruction programs delivered across the schools in Spartanburg School District. We strive to ensure that students are offered the best educational experience possible in our continuing mission to Always Put Children First.

 

The Instructional Services envision an educational experience for all children where they master grade-level standards, discover and develop their inner talents, learn in a safe and caring environment, and are equipped to lead fulfilling lives within the global community. Student success is promoted through a comprehensive program that regards the needs of the whole child and sets them on a pathway for College and Career Readiness.

2021-2022 District Six Testing Schedule

Date

Test

Grade

August 16-October 15

PALS and myIGDIs Numeracy-Data must be recorded by the end of the final testing day in each window

4K

August 16-20

August 23-October 15

KRA on staggered days

KRA for newly enrolled students

Kindergarten

August 23-September 3

iReady

K-9th

August 23-September 3

iReady Dyslexia Offline Performance Tasks

1st and 2nd 

August 23-September 3

Cold Write/Performance Task

K-8th Grades

August 23-September 3

DRA 2

1st-5th Grade Students 2 or more grade levels below according to iReady

October 4-8

Standards iReady Mastery Assessment

2nd-8th Grades

October 13

PSAT

8th - 11th (Student Choice)

October 18-22

iReady Progress Monitoring 

K-8th Grade Tier 2 or 3 Students

October 19, 20, and 21

CogAT

2nd- 4th Grades

October 25-29

Ready to Work (WIN)

12th 

October 26

SAT-Fall Date

11th and some 12th

October 26 and 27

ITBS

2nd 

November 29-January 28

Fall/Winter EOC

9th-12th 

November 29-December 17

PALSand myIGDIs Numeracy -Data must be recorded by the end of the final testing day in each window

4K

November 29-December 10

iReady

K-8th

November 29-December 10

iReady Dyslexia Offline Performance Tasks

1st-2nd 

November 29-December 10

Cold Write/Performance Task

K-8th Grades

November 29-December 10

DRA 2

1st-5th Grade Students 2 or more grade levels below according to iReady

December 13-17

Standards iReady Mastery Assessment

2nd-8th

January 4-14

iReady

9th

January 24-March 11

Access-ELL Students

K-12th 

January 25 FMS

February 1 RES

February 2 WHES

February 16 JBES

February 17 GMS

NAEP

4th and 8th

February 7-18

TBD

Accuplacer

Middle School Nominated Students

9th 

March 7-11

Standards iReady Mastery Assessment

2nd-8th

February 22-March 11

Performance Task

2nd-5th with one area for GT

March 21-April 15

Ready to Work (WIN)

11th and 12th grade students who have never taken, or retakes

March 2, 23, April 13 or 26

SAT-Spring Date

11th and some 12th

March 7-April 22

SC-Alt

4th-8th & EOC

March 8, 22 or April 12

ACT-Spring Date

11th and some 12th

March 21-25

iReady Progress Monitoring

K-8th Grade Tier 2 or 3 Students

March 21-May 27

PALSand myIGDIs Numeracy -Data must be recorded by the end of the final testing day in each window

4K

March 22 and 23

InView

2nd 

April 11-15

Field Testing for SC Ready ELA

3rd-8th 

April 18-29

iReady

K-8th 

April 18-29

iReady Dyslexia Offline Performance Tasks

1st-2nd 

April 18-29

Cold Write/Performance Task

K-8th Grades

April 18-29

DRA 2

1st-5th Grade Students 2 or more grade levels below according to iReady

April 27-June 10

Spring EOC

8th-12th 

May 2-1

iReady

9th

May 10,11, and 17

SC Ready

-Grade 3 students MUST be tested first for Summer Reading Camp Invitations

3rd-8th

ELA, Writing, Math

May 18

SC PASS

Science 4th, 6th

June 27-August 3

Summer EOC

8th-12th 

*DRA is a federally mandated requirement for students receiving interventions and will be administered throughout the school year for progress monitoring.

 
Standards-Based Report Cards (5K-2nd Grade) 
 
Standards-Based Report Cards are now available for 2nd grade students for the 2021-22 school year!
 
District Six has worked to provide parents with informative report cards that capture learner growth toward meeting end of year mastery of standards. The purpose of the standard-based report card is to clearly communicate student performance each nine weeks in meeting the grade-level standards and expectations to our D6 families. Parents will know how students are performing as they progress throughout the school year. 
 
When learners master the standards at each grade level, they are better prepared for the next level! If you have any questions about these documents, please talk to your child's teacher or principal. You can also find the standards for each grade level by visiting the South Carolina State Department of Education website here.

Looking for a Pre-K?

 

The Palmetto Pre-K Portal is your one-stop shop for finding free or subsidized educational Pre-K programs for 3- and 4-year old children in South Carolina. This portal allows you to search based on zip code and eligibility to see at a glance your available program options. Visit: palmettoprek.org. 

 

A Successful Summer

 

District Six Summer Programs were a huge success!  Students in 4k through high school attended programs for academic recovery or credit recovery.  Over 1800 students attended programs including: Summer Reading Camp, Summer Enrichment Camp, Camp SOAR, or Summer School.  Students were engaged in learning through remediation and enrichment initiatives. Over 650 credits were awarded to high school students during summer school.
 
Our learners are more prepared for classes this fall because of the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and administration during the months of June and July! 
Family-friendly Guides to the Standards
The SC Family-Friendly Standards are updated and available for Grades K-12 for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The guides provide information about what students should be learning at each grade level, along with books and resources to enhance the learning at school.
 
The guides are also available in Spanish.