Curriculum & Instruction

Spartanburg County School District Six Instructional Services
 
With a mission of Always Putting Children First, the Instructional Services Department assists schools in developing quality instructional programming to meet the needs of diverse learners. We strive to ensure students are provided with the best education experiences, leaving students better prepared for the next level of learning.
 
We envision experiences for all children whereby 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.
 
This year, our Instructional Team, along with school staff, will focus on the changes in South Carolina State Standards. Preparing for the new standards in Science, English Language Arts, and Mathematics will require a focus on changes in curricular decision making at each level over the course of the next few years.
 
Content Area Professional Development Full Implementation of the Standards
Science 2021 - 2024 2023 - 2024
English Language Arts 2023 - 2025 2024 - 2025
Mathematics 2023 - 2026 2025 - 2026
2023 - 2024 Testing Schedule

Date

Test

Grade

Required By

January 22-March 15

Precode 

Access-ELL Students

K-12th 

Federal

January 30 - AES

February 8 - JBES

Precode September 20

NAEP

4th Grade Reading and Math

Federal

TBD

Accuplacer

Middle School Nominated Students

9th 

Required by SCC for Dual Enrollment Courses

February 20-March 15

Performance Task

2nd-5th with one area for GT

State

February 27

March 26

ACT-Spring Date

11th and some 12th

State

March 4-April 26

SAT-Spring Date

11th and some 12th

State

March 11-April 26

SC-Alt

4th-8th & EOC

State

March 11-22

Universal Screener (iReady)

K-8th Grade 

State

March 11-22

Dyslexia Screener Offline Performance Tasks (iReady)

1st-2nd 

State 

March 11-22

Diagnostic Assessment (DRA2/Number Sense)

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

State

March 18-May 23

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

4K

State

March 25–April 12

Precode December 8

WIN

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

State

March 26 or 27

Naglieri General Ability Test

2nd

State/District

April 17, 18, OR 19

SC Ready Writing Field Test

3rd-8th

Federal/State

April 18 or 19

English 2 Field Test

9th-12th

Federal/State

April 25-June 12

Precode March 19

Spring EOC

8th-12th 

Federal/State

April 30 and May 1

Precode January 19 and February 26

SC Ready ELA

3rd-8th

ELA and Writing

Federal/State

May 7 and 8

SC Ready Math and Science

3rd-8th Math

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.