Instructional materials used by local schools and colleges are up for public review at USC Aiken.
Materials to be reviewed
• Agribusiness and Marketing• Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology 1, 2, 3, 4• Automotive Collision Repair Technology 1, 2, 3, 4• Automotive Technology 1 and 2• Building Construction 1, 2, 3, 4• Cosmetology 1, 2, 3, 4• Electricity 1, 2, 3, 4• English Language Arts, Grades 6–8• English Language Arts, Grades 9-12• Health Science 1 and 2• Interior Design 1 and 2• Introduction to Health Science• Introduction to Teaching 1 and 2• Machine Technology 1, 2, 3, 4• Mathematics, Grades 6–8• Mathematics, Grades K–5• Nail Technology 1, 2, 3, 4• Social Studies, Grades 6–7• South Carolina History, Grade 8• U. S. History and Constitution includes Advanced Placement, Grades 9–12• World Geography, Grades 9–12
USCA is one of 25 sites across the state that will have the Instructional Materials Review Panels’ finalized recommendation collection available on display.
Residents are welcome to make any comments or suggestions upon review of those materials.
“We appreciate their partnership,” said Jay W. Ragley, S.C. Department of Education public affairs official, regarding the participating colleges. “Most of those colleges and universities have been part of the process for a number of years.”
This process is conducted annually, Ragley said, and they are currently at the midpoint of the review. Prior to public review, subject matter experts study the materials for accuracy and best design for the programs to which they apply.
Ragley said this is an opportunity for the public to see where their tax dollars may go.
“We think it’s incredibly important for the public to be involved in public education and in the public policy process of education,” Ragley said. “This is ultimately about student learning and how they grow to meet their full potential.”
The materials are available now for review and will be on site until Nov. 23.
The instructional materials are at the USCA School of Education building in Room 238D located at 471 University Way.
Instructions for submitting comments are available at the university. The State Board of Education will review the residents’ comments before finalizing the adoption of those materials in December.
The materials must stay on the campus and cannot be checked out.