Greenville County Schools is implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by the State of South Carolina and developed as part of a nationwide effort to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare students for college and the workforce.
The Common Core State Standards were developed for K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics, and Literacy Standards were developed for Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
The standards define the knowledge and skills that students should acquire during their K-12 education to be prepared to succeed in entry-level college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards are:
The standards were developed through collaboration with teachers, school administrators, business leaders, researchers, and experts from other top performing countries.
The standards reflect the highest, most effective models from South Carolina, states across the nation, and nations around the world, and provide teachers, parents, and students with an understanding of what students are expected to learn.
Student tests (assessments) based on the CCSS will be computer-administered to students in grades 3 – 8 and 11. These tests will place a greater emphasis on problem solving and writing and less emphasis on multiple-choice questions.