The 2015-2016 school year promises to be one of change for South Carolina schools. In response to the passing of the new law passed (Act 200), new English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (MA) standards will be in place for the upcoming school year thus removing Common Core from the curriculum.
A selection of highly qualified educators, industry persons, and parents comprise a committee responsible for developing the set of new "homegrown" standards. The new English Language Arts and Mathematics standards unanimously passed through the State Board of Education (SBE) earlier this month. Approval from the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) and certification letter from a committee of Provosts from local Colleges and Universities for the "college ready standards" is scheduled for later this month. Upon another review the SBE anticipates the presenting of a final version by March 11th in time for schools to plan a summer of Professional Development and Training for South Carolina teachers.
To learn more about this state development, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.
By: Jodi Waugh