Curriculum and Assessments
Aiken County Public Schools provides a high-quality curriculum based upon the state standards. This curriculum has been approved by the South Carolina Board of Education and adopted by the Aiken County Board of Education.
Textbooks used in the classrooms have been reviewed by a committee of teachers and adopted and endorsed by the State Department of Education. Specific educational programs in each school are targeted to meet the identi-fied needs of the children in the school.
Aiken County Public Schools administers a variety of standardized assessments to its students. These assessments are in alignment with the state standards. In the fall, kindergarten students are administered the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA), which is a readiness assessment for this group of students.
SC Ready and SC PASS assessments for grades three through eight are given in the spring and measure student performance on the state standards in English/language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Students in second through tenth grades take the Reading Inventory (RI), and students in second through ninth grades take Math Inventory (MI) which provides teachers with a reading and math proficiency level for each student.
Students in the eleventh grade will take an assessment to measure college and career-readiness. End-of-Course Tests are administered in Algebra I, Eng-lish I, U.S. History and the Constitution, and Biology I.
To monitor student progress throughout the year, all students are given teacher-prepared and textbook-provided benchmark assessments.
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