ERIC Number: ED469685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Parents and Families about What Your 8th Grader Should Be Learning in School This Year. Don't Fail Your Children = Una Guia para los Padres y Familias Acerca de Lo Que Su Hijo de Octavo Grado Debe Aprender en la Escuela Este Ano. No Le Falle a Sus Hijos.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; South Carolina State Education Oversight Committee, Columbia.
This guide, in English- and Spanish-language versions, shares with parents information about the South Carolina Curriculum Standards. The standards outline state requirements for children's learning and what students across the state should be able to do in certain subjects. The guide lists seven key reasons parents should be aware of the new curriculum standards, and then presents a condensed version of the standards for eighth grade in mathematics (number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability); English/Language Arts (reading, communication, writing, research); Science (inquiry and process skills, life science, earth science, physical science); and Social Studies (history: time, continuity, and change; government/political science: power, authority, and governance; geography: people, places, and environments; economics: production, distribution, and consumption). Listed after the standards for each subject area are sample assessment questions for parents to complete with their children, selected book titles for additional reading, and Web site addresses for extended learning. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary School Curriculum, English, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics, Multilingual Materials, Outcomes of Education, Parent Materials, Resource Materials, Sciences, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, World Wide Web
South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, 1105 Pendleton Street, Suite 227, Blatt Building, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-734-6148; Fax: 803-734-6167; Web site: http://www.sceoc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; South Carolina State Education Oversight Committee, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina