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.

January is School Board Recognition Month

Each January, we honor the community volunteers who serve on our school board. Our District Six Board Members are so appreciated for the leadership they provide to our district. Their governance allows us to provide high quality programs through the arts, academics, and athletics!

Important Mid-Year Assessment

Our elementary and middle school students will complete their mid-year testing in reading and mathematics using the iReady formative assessment. This mid-year pulse check allows teachers and administrators to gauge “on track” learning to ensure students are meeting the end of the year learning targets.  iReady helps us determine what instructional changes need to made as we continue to prepare students for the SCReady state assessment.  Each May, students in grades 3-8 are administered the state’s summative assessment, SCReady, in reading, writing, and mathematics. 

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. 

 

2022 - 2023 District Six Testing Schedule

Date

Test

Grade

Required By

November 28-January 27

Precode October 25

Fall/Winter EOC

9th-12th 

Federal/State

November 28-December 16

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

4K

State

November 28-December 9

Universal Screener (iReady)

K-8th

State

November 28 - December 16

Dyslexia Screener Offline Performance Tasks (iReady)

1st-2nd 

State 

November 28 - December 9

Diagnostic Assessment 

(DRA 2/Number Sense)

1st-5th Grade Students (25th% & below)

State

January 23-March 10

Precode November 30

Access-ELL Students

K-12th 

Federal

 

NAEP

4th and 8th

Federal

 

Accuplacer

Middle School Nominated Students

9th 

Required by SCC for Dual Enrollment Courses

February 21-March 17

Performance Task

2nd-5th with one area for GT

State

March 6-April 21

SC-Alt

4th-8th & EOC

State

March 13-24

Universal Screener (iReady)

K-8th Grade 

State

March 20-April 14

NAEP

4th, 8th, and 12th

School TBD

Federal

March 20-May 26

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

4K

State

March 27-April 14

Precode December 1

Career Readiness Assessment

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

State

March 21

ACT-Spring Date

11th and some 12th

State

March 22

SAT-Spring Date

11th and some 12th

State

March 28 and 29

InView

2nd 

State/District

April 17- May 5

Dyslexia Screener Offline Performance Tasks (iReady)

1st-2nd 

State 

April 17- May 5

Diagnostic Assessment (DRA2/Number Sense)

1st-5th Grade (25th% & below)

State

April 26-June 9

Precode March 21

Spring EOC

8th-12th 

Federal/State

May 9,10, and 16

Precode January 13 and February 23

SC Ready

3rd-8th

ELA, Writing, Math

Federal/State

May 17

SC PASS

Science 4th, 6th

Federal/State

June 26-August 2

Summer EOC

8th-12th 

Federal/State


*DRA 2 is a federally mandated requirement for students receiving interventions and will be administered throughout the school year for progress monitoring.