Data released Sept. 6 by the South Carolina Department of Education shows the Fort Mill School District saw gains in almost every grade level for students testing at the Meets or Exceeds Expectation mark on the SC READY and SCPASS state assessment tests. The district’s scores far exceed the state wide average in all grades and in some grades are double the average state wide percent. The overall district ELA scores have surpassed the pre-pandemic levels and show that the work to address the “pandemic slide” is having a real impact.
The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) program is a statewide assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics administered to students in grades 3–8 as required by the Education Accountability Act (EAA).
The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment program in science and social studies administered to students in elementary and middle school as required by the Education Accountability Act.
“We are very proud of the work being done by our teachers and staff in the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps. “This data shows that the district is committed to the continued education of students regardless of the challenges we may face.”