SC PASS Results Are In

3rd Through 8th Grade

Seth Stokes
September 04, 2018 - 10:38 am
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Columbia, SC – Today, the South Carolina Department of Education released the 2017-2018 school year results for the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) and the South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) examinations given in the elementary and middle school grade levels.

"We continue to hold high expectations for all South Carolina students and know through high quality classroom instruction and support from parents and the school community that every student has the potential to be successful," said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.

"The results of these assessments, while just one measure of success, show that despite growth in many areas, we are still falling short of the benchmarks set to ensure our young learners are prepared and on track. We will continue to work hand in hand with South Carolina teachers so they have the tools and resources to help students grow academically in their classrooms and ultimately produce high school graduates that are ready for the next step."

 

SCPASS

The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) includes tests in two subjects: science and social studies that are aligned to South Carolina’s science and social studies standards. Pursuant to Act 94, the SCPASS Science assessment was administered statewide to students in grades four, six, and eight and the Social Studies assessment administered to students in grades five and seven.

Science scores, since 2017, are reported in four achievement categories, Does Not Meet Expectations, Approaches Expectations, Meets Expectations, and Exceeds Expectations. Social studies scores are reported in three achievement categories, Not Met, Met, and Exemplary.

 

 

2016-2018 SC PASS Social Studies

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 SC PASS Science

 

 

 

 

 

SC READY

The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics that are aligned to the South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards for ELA and Math. All students in grades three through eight are required to take the SC READY except those who qualify for the South Carolina National Center and State Collaborative (SC-NCSC). The SC READY assessment was given for the first time in the 2015-2016 school year.

Student achievement in 2017-2018 increased in 11 of the 12 SC READY assessments in ELA and Math across all grade levels from 2016-2017.

 

 

2016-2018 SC READY English Language Arts

 

 

 

 

2016-2018 SC READY Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

State, School District, and School Level Data for the SC PASS and SC READY assessments can be accessed by visiting this link

Greenville County Schools released their numbers:

GCS Students Exceed State on SCPASS Science, Social Studies

Greenville County Schools’ students scored significantly higher than SC students on SCPASS (South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards). The SCPASS assessment measures student performance on the South Carolina Academic Standards in Science and Social Studies. 

Beginning in 2017-18, SCPASS science tests were only administered to students in grades 4, 6, and 8, and social studies tests were only administered to students in grades 5 and 7.

In addition, the achievement standards for SCPASS Science were reset two years ago. Test results are reported using the same four achievement categories as SC READY – Does Not Meet Expectations, Approaches Expectations, Meets Expectations, and Exceeds Expectations. The test results for SCPASS Social Studies continue to be reported using three categories – Not Met, Met, and Exemplary.

On SCPASS Science, the percentage of GCS students scoring Meets Expectations and Exceeds Expectations was higher than the percentage of SC students scoring Meets Expectations and Exceeds Expectations at all grade levels.

On SCPASS Social Studies, the percentage of GCS students scoring Met and Exemplary was higher than the percentage of SC students scoring Met and Exemplary at all grade levels.

GCS Highlights

  • Sterling School led the way in middle school scores in science with 99% of tested students earning Meets or Exceeds Expectations. Sterling School was also the middle school with the highest percentage of tested students (100%) scoring Met and Exemplary in social studies.
  • Eighty-seven percent of fourth graders at Tigerville and Augusta Circle Elementary Schools achieved Meets or Exceeds Expectations in science.
  • Tigerville Elementary also achieved the highest percentage of fifth graders (95%) earning Met and Exemplary in social studies.

GCS vs. SC Science Performance (All Students)

 

2018 Science

 

GCS

SC

Gr 4

60

50

Gr 6

53

48

Gr 8

53

49

 

GCS vs. SC Social Studies Performance (All Students)

 

 

2018 Social Studies

 

GCS

SC

Gr 5

77

70

Gr 7

70

66

 

 

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