Kindergarten Through 5th Grade:
What your child should know
Parents often ask the questions, “What should my child be learning in school?” and “What should they know and be able to do by the end of each grade?”
No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. But it helps to have a rough idea of which academic and social skills your child should acquire at his or her grade level.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has developed Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), which guide and provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work.
The GaDOE has also developed brochures for parents of kindergarten through eighth grade students that outline what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade in the core subjects.
Parents can use the brochures with teachers to:
- Learn what their child should know and be able to do at the end of each school year.
- Ask how this information will be taught in school.
- Discuss their child’s progress, especially during parent/teacher conferences.
- Explore ways they can support learning in the classroom.
- Ask for activities and learning tools their child can use at home to support what is being taught in the classroom.
- Review and understand test results.
Elementary GPS Brochures:
Grade 1 Brochure
Grade 2 Brochure
Grade 3 Brochure
Grade 4 Brochure
Grade 5 Brochure
Promotion, Retention, and Placement
It is Savannah-Chatham County district's goal to ensure maximum growth for each student. Please visit the Georgia Department of Education website to review state policy regarding student promotion, retention, and placement.