Purpose: This document is intended to help parents/guardians understand the NC Standard Course of Study (SCOS), the major concepts in the NC SCOS for 2nd grade mathematics, a list of ways to support their student(s) at home and ideas for partnering with their child’s teacher, school or district.
What is the NC Standard Course of Study?
North Carolina's Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. These standards define what students know and should be able to do by the end of a specified year or course. Based on current research and exemplary practices, the Standard Course of Study is designed to support North Carolina educators in providing the most challenging education possible for the state’s students. The goal of these standards is to prepare all students to become career and college ready.
Who determines how the standards are taught?
Local school districts choose the comprehensive curriculum to deliver instruction to students to help meet the expectations of the content standards. Instruction is delivered by the classroom teacher and is aligned to the local school and district curriculum; as well as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.