South Carolina - Content Standards: Standards Authority

Area: 
Standards Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Year Adopted: 
2015
Summary: 

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards. §59-18-300 grants the South Carolina State Board of Education authority to adopt educational standards in core academic areas.

Body: 

The State Board of Education is directed to adopt grade specific performance-oriented educational standards in the core academic areas of mathematics, English/language arts, social studies (history, government, economics, and geography), and science for kindergarten through twelfth grade and for grades nine through twelve adopt specific academic standards for high school credit courses in mathematics, English/language arts, social studies, and science.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/10/2016
Review: 
Review mandated
Review Period: 
Review required every 7 years