CSD Students Post High Scores on SCREADY and SCPASS
Students in the Clover School District (CSD) returned to pre-pandemic levels of achievement on the South Carolina College and Career Ready Assessments (SCREADY) and the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS).
Across every assessment and every grade level, a higher percentage of Clover students met or exceeded expectations than their counterparts in South Carolina as a whole. On nearly every assessment and grade level, Clover students exceeded the percentage of students who met or exceeded expectations in 2019 before the pandemic began.
“Pandemic learning loss was real, but it’s now something we’ve put behind us in Clover. I am delighted that the hard work of students and teachers has paid off,” said Superintendent Dr. Sheila Quinn.
Data on the two assessments were released today by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE). This is the first of several data releases from SCDOE scheduled for the month of September.
SCREADY is administered to students in grades 3-8 and measures achievement in both English/language arts and math.
On the English/language arts assessment, Clover students posted gains between 2.1% and 6.7% proficient, depending on the grade level. Results were a little more mixed in mathematics, with three grade levels dipping slightly and three grade levels improving their percent proficiency.
“Eighth grade students and teachers are especially to be commended for their performance,” said Dr. Quinn. “Eighth grade students improved their proficiency by 6.7% in English and 5.3% in math. Both of those gains were the highest across all grade levels in the school district.”
SCPASS is administered to students in grades 4 and 6 in science.
Students in fourth grade saw their percent proficiency dip slightly, but sixth grade students’ proficiency increased by a dramatic 6.3%.