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Jasper County School District is committed to providing up to date information to all stakeholders. Every year, students in grades 3-8 are assessed to obtain their performance level as mandated by the South Carolina Department of Education.


This district’s Data Edition is to provide a summative report of the SC READY and SC PASS for the 2021-2022 academic year.


To assist with understanding the report, the overviews below will pinpoint critical information to assist with understanding the data.


South Carolina College and Career READY Assessments (SC READY) Overview:


• The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessment (SC READY) is a statewide assessment in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.

• All students in grades 3–8, including students with disabilities and Multilingual learners (MLs), must be administered SC READY, except those students who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt), as determined by their IEP team.

• The SC READY tests measure the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards taught in ELA and Math classes.


South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SC PASS) Overview:


• The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment in science. The science test is given to students in grades 4 and 6.

• All students in these grades, including students with disabilities and Multilingual learners (MLs), must be administered these assessments, except those students who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt), as determined by their IEP team.

• The SCPASS tests measure the South Carolina academic standards taught in science classes.


SC READY and SC PASS Performance Levels


SC READY and SC PASS have four performance levels: Does Not Meet Expectations, Approaches Expectations, Meets Expectations, and Exceeds Expectations. Each level is provided below as an indication of student mastery.



• Does Not Meet Expectations – The student does not meet expectations as defined by the grade-level content standards and needs substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level and to be on track for college and career readiness

• Approaches Expectations – The student approaches expectations as defined by the grade-level content standards and needs additional academic support to be prepared for the next grade level and to be on track for college and career readiness.

• Meets Expectations – The student meets expectations as defined by the grade-level content standards is prepared for the next grade level and is on track for college and career readiness.

• Exceeds Expectations – The student exceeds expectations as defined by the grade-level content standards and is well prepared for the next grade level and is well prepared for college and career readiness.


The tables below are summaries of the performance of SC READY and SC PASS for elementary and middle school students.

Hardeeville Elementary School

Grade

Does Not Meet

Approaches, Meets, and Exceeds

SC Ready Language Arts

3rd

64%

36%

4th

58.9%

41.1%

5th

42.6%

57.4%

SC Ready Mathematics

3rd

64.6%

35.4%

4th

76.%

23.7%

5th

60.4%

39.6%

SC PASS Science

4th

65.2%

34.8%

Ridgeland Elementary School

Grade

Does Not Meet

Approaches, Meets, and Exceeds

SC Ready Language Arts

3rd

55.6%

44.4%

4th

61.6%

38.4%

5th

49.2%

50.8%

SC Ready Mathematics

3rd

61.2%

38.8%

4th

60.7%

39.%

5th

67.2%

32.8%

SC PASS Science

4th

64%

36%

Hardeeville-Ridgland Middle School

Grade

Does Not Meet

Approaches, Meets, and Exceeds

SC Ready Language Arts

6th

49.7%

50.3%

7th

49.7%

50.3%

8th

54.4%

45.6%

SC Ready Mathematics

6th

64.4%

35.6%

7th

54.6%

45.4%

8th

74.7%

25.3%

SC PASS Science

6th

61.7%

38.%

Despite efforts to provide our scholars with educational opportunities for success, they continue to experience challenges that negatively effect academic performance. JCSD will continue to find innovative ways to educate our students, so they are able to compete globally and become productive citizens while striving to prepare them to be college and career ready.


“This year's results are the only time in the entire history of the assessment where student scores have gone down, and now is the first time since 1996 that students scores have gone down in reading," says Patrick Kelly of Palmetto Teachers Association.


Plan of Action to Improve Achievement for ALL Students


• Outline a modified teaching structure to address the academic challenges that are identified through benchmarks.

• Provide targeted instruction in ELA and Mathematics in the Early Start, After-School and Intercession programs.

• Provide hands on experiences for students to explore science to master the standards.

• Implement goal-setting per benchmark and student advisement per week with teacher mentors to track progress.

• Conduct parent/student conferences to plan and track academic achievement when interventions are not met.


For more information concerning assessment data contact: Dr. Marlyn Westbrook, Director of Accountability & Professional Development @ marlyn.westbrook@jcsd.net or review the state website: https://ed.sc.gov/tests

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