Students in second grade will be administered the CogAT and Iowa assessments as part of South Carolina’s Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. SC State Board Regulation 43-220 requires districts to test all enrolled students (in-person and virtual). Testing is conducted at the student’s enrolled elementary school.
These assessments are used as screeners for qualifying students to participate in our South Carolina Gifted and Talented Program (Challenge). The test results are also used to determine placement in the Charles Townes Center (CTC) at Sterling School for Highly Gifted students. Complete criteria for Challenge and CTC can be found on the Greenville County Schools website: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/gifted-talented/gt-criteria.
Although the primary purpose of these assessments is to identify students for the Gifted and Talented Programs, students’ results can be useful to teachers as they examine their instructional practices and can help them identify teaching strategies for all students.
Testing will take place on the following dates.
|CogAT (5 Subtests)||Monday, October 10|
|CogAT (4 Subtests)||Tuesday, October 11|
|Iowa Reading||Wednesday, October 12|
|Iowa Math||Thursday, October 13|
While these tests are untimed, most students will finish CogAT testing in about one and a half hours and Iowa testing in about one hour (breaks will be provided as needed). Students will complete the CogAT and Iowa assessments on paper.
Please ensure your student is on-time each day, and refrain from scheduling any early dismissals or appointments on test days. If you have questions regarding the CogAT/Iowa testing program, please contact Matthew Moser at email@example.com or 864-355-3224. If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program and/or CTC, please contact Jane Snyder at 355-4821 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We understand that some children need to carry a cellphone, smartwatch, or other smart device for before and after school communication. However, students do not need them during the day. We have a “bell to bell – no cellphone” expectation.
The cell phone or smart device must be kept in your child’s backpack during school hours and/or while in the school building.
First offense: Verbal warning
Second offense: Parent phone call
Third Offense: Parent/Teacher Conference (administration attendance possible)
Fourth Offense: Disciplinary Referral
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The District is committed to fostering an environment that both promotes learning and prevents disruptions in the educational process. Accordingly, the District prohibits all forms of bullying, discrimination, harassment or intimidation. As provided in Board Policy and Administrative Rule JCDAG, students and parents may file a report of bullying, discrimination, harassment or intimidation by other students, employees of the District, or third parties involved in the school setting.
A new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first served basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program provides the parents of our English Language Learners an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It enables parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Click for more information.