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State of SC




Teachers: 53689
Student Enrollment: 766819

2020-2021 Overall Rating


0 out of 0


Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Academic Achievement

Questions about what your child should be learning in school?

This indicator displays the End-of-Course test results for students in the four-year on-time graduation cohort file (includes graduates and non-graduates).

NOTE: Additional Achievement results disaggregated across subgroups can be found in the Download Data section of this website.

Overall Student Performance

SC Ready English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing) - Percent Met or Exceeding

State 42.6%    (128425 / 301118)
42.6%

Mathematics - Percent Met or Exceeding

State 37.3%    (112523 / 301914)
37.3%

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English - Scoring C or Higher

State 63.0%    (32277 / 51261)
63.0%

Algebra - Scoring C or Higher

State 46.8%    (23433 / 50055)
46.8%


Additional Information

Our State Change from Last Year
Prime instructional time 87.4 N/A

Academic Achievement

Details Student Performance across State

SC READY English Language Arts and Mathematics

English Language Arts (Reading and Writing)


Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 29.1 28.2 23.5 19.1

Mathematics



Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 34.7 28.1 19.6 17.7

End-of-Course Assessment Results in English 1 and Algebra 1

English


FDCBA
Statewide 17.1 19.9 24.9 22.7 15.4

Algebra


FDCBA
Statewide 28.8 24.4 20.8 13.9 12.2


Academic Achievement

Participation Rate by Subgroup

Statewide
Homeless 87.6
Statewide
Foster 82.2
Statewide
Military Connected 85.1
Statewide
Migrant 94.4
Statewide
Female 87.9
Statewide
Male 88.0
Statewide
NonEconomically Disadvantaged 90.2
Statewide
Economically Disadvantaged 86.6
Statewide
Not Disabled 88.3
Statewide
Disabled 86.1
Statewide
English Learner 93.2
Statewide
Caucasian 90.6
Statewide
Hispanic 91.0
Statewide
American Indian 88.4
Statewide
Asian Pacific Islander 90.2
Statewide
African American 83.2
Statewide
ALL STUDENTS 87.9

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Preparing for Success

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Overall Student Performance

SCPASS Science

Science - Percent Met or Exceeding

State 43.3%    (43210 / 99859)
43.3%

End-of-Course Assessment Results in Biology and US History and the Constitution

Biology - Scoring C or Higher

State 50.2%    (25139 / 50073)
50.2%

US History and the Constitution - Scoring C or Higher

State 37.7%    (16593 / 44059)
37.7%

Additional Information

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Percentage of Students enrolling in Kindergarten and Demonstrating readiness to learn

Statewide
Overall 26.8%
By Domains:
(The cut score for "Overall" was used across all domains in order to provide comparative information. Does not necessarily reflect domain level readiness.)
Social Foundation %
Language and Literacy 32.4%
Mathematics 28.3%
Physical Well-Being %


First and Second Grade Students on Track for Success in ELA and Math

  Statewide
  % N
Second grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the third grade. 51.9% 47348
Second grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the third grade. 54.2% 47348
First grade students who are on track for success in English Language Arts at the second grade 55.8% 47515
First grade students who are on track for success in Mathematics at the second grade 60.2% 47515

High School Civics Exam

  School
  % N
Percentage of students enrolled in a US Government course who score at or above the designated passing score on the civics test 75.8 45294

Preparing for Success

Details Student Performance across State

SCPASS Science

Science


Does Not Meet ExpectationsApproaches ExpectationsMeets ExpectationsExceeds Expectations
Statewide 34.6 22.1 23.8 19.5

End-of-Course Assessment

Biology


FDCBA
Statewide 29.9 19.9 17.5 15.5 17.2

US History and the Constitution


FDCBA
Statewide 41.0 21.3 17.0 11.7 8.9


English Learners' Progress

English Learners - EL

The goal is that students who are learning the English language will become proficient in English within at least five years of their initial enrollment in public schools.

Percent of EL Students who met progress toward proficiency target

State 31.7%
31.7%

Percent of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 31.7
Number of EL Students who Met Progress Toward Proficiency Target 11900
Number of EL Students Assessed 37543
Number of EL Students in EL Subgroup 63885

Nation's Report Card : NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is designed to measure what students across the nation know and can do in 10 subjects areas, including mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography and U.S. History. The main NAEP tests selected samples of the students population in grades 4, 8 and 12. Long-term trend assessments are given to samples of students ages 9, 13 and 17.

Additional South Carolina NAEP data are available here: Nation's Report Card

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LEVEL NAEP RESULTS

Reading Grade 4 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent
Below Basic
Percent at
Basic
Percent at
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
All Students 39.0 29.0 23.0 8.0
White 25.0 31.0 31.0 13.0
Black 57.0 29.0 13.0 2.0
Hispanic 46.0 27.0 21.0 6.0
Two or More Races 43.0 27.0 23.0 7.0
Students with Disabilities 78.0 14.0 7.0 1.0
English Language Learners 59.0 25.0 13.0 3.0
Free or reduced lunch eligible 51.0 29.0 16.0 4.0

Reading Grade 4 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 94.0
English Language Learners 95.0

Mathematics Grade 4 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent
Below Basic
Percent at
Basic
Percent at
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
All Students 23.0 40.0 29.0 7.0
White 11.0 36.0 41.0 12.0
Black 39.0 46.0 14.0 1.0
Hispanic 29.0 44.0 24.0 3.0
Two or More Races 26.0 40.0 29.0 4.0
Students with Disabilities 57.0 30.0 11.0 3.0
English Language Learners 37.0 42.0 20.0 1.0
Free or reduced lunch eligible 32.0 45.0 20.0 3.0

Mathematics Grade 4 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 94.0
English Language Learners 94.0

Reading Grade 8 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent
Below Basic
Percent at
Basic
Percent at
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
All Students 31.0 39.0 27.0 3.0
White 20.0 40.0 35.0 4.0
Black 49.0 38.0 12.0 1.0
Hispanic 36.0 40.0 23.0 1.0
Two or More Races 31.0 41.0 27.0 1.0
Students with Disabilities 75.0 20.0 5.0 0.0
English Language Learners 49.0 38.0 12.0 2.0
Free or reduced lunch eligible 41.0 40.0 18.0 1.0

Reading Grade 8 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 92.0
English Language Learners 93.0

Mathematics Grade 8 by Achievement Levels

All Students Percent
Below Basic
Percent at
Basic
Percent at
Proficient
Percent at
Advanced
All Students 36.0 35.0 21.0 8.0
White 23.0 36.0 28.0 13.0
Black 57.0 33.0 9.0 1.0
Hispanic 42.0 36.0 16.0 6.0
Two or More Races 35.0 36.0 23.0 6.0
Students with Disabilities 82.0 15.0 3.0 1.0
English Language Learners 54.0 34.0 11.0 2.0
Free or reduced lunch eligible 50.0 34.0 13.0 3.0

Mathematics Grade 8 Inclusion Rates for Specific Subgroups

Percent Include
Students with Disabilities 92.0
English Language Learners 97.0

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

State Goals

Federal law requires that each state report card include long-term goals and measurements of interim progress for all students and defined subgroups of students. This section reports the long-term goals and performance of all students statewide. Information on subgroup performance may be found in the "Download Data" section on the main page.

Baseline Targets Current Year
State Goals 2017 2020 2026 2035 2021
Percent scoring level 2 or above - English/ELA - All Students 74.2% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 2 or above - Math - All Students 75.8% 79.5% 82.1% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 3 or above - English/ELA - All Students 43.2% 47.7% 56.6% 70.0% Data N/A
Percent scoring level 3 or above - Math - All Students 46.0% 50.0% 58.0% 70.0% Data N/A
Percent of Students Graduating On-Time* (All Students) 82.6% 83.8% 86.3% 90.0% Data N/A
Percent of EL Students meeting 70% proficiency target 31.0% 37.4% 50.2% 70.0% Data N/A
*On-time graduation means graduation within four years of the initial enrollment in High School.

State Goals Defined As:

90% of Students at Level 2 or higher on following state assessments

70% of Students at Level 3 or higher on following state assessments

Level Elementary/Middle Schools English language arts
(ELA) and Math Based on SC READY Results
High School End-of-Course Assessment
in English language arts (English 1)
and Math (Algbra 1)
SC ALT*
Does Not Meet Expectations F Emerging
2 Approaches Expectations D Foundational
3 Meets Expectations C Increasing
Exceeds Expectations B Applied
A
*SC ALT - is an alternate assessment that is developed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities who cannot particiapte in the regular assessment even with appropriate accommodations.

Note on missing data: On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education waived federal accountability requirements and granted flexibility in administering assessments due to COVID-19. The results displayed within this report card should not be compared to those of other years due to the testing limitations as a result of the pandemic. In addition, these results may be incomplete and may not be representative of the make-up of the State, district, or school population.

Student Engagement

Additional Information

Our State Change from Last Year
Percent of Students (7th and 8th grade) enrolled in high school credit courses 29.7 Down from 35.3
Percent of students served by gifted and talented program 19.9 Down from 20.2
Percent of students retained 1.3 Down from 1.4
Principal's/Superintendent's/Director's years at school/district 6 No change
Percent of classrooms with wireless access 100 No change
Percent of students served by 1:1 learning 100 No change
Chronic Absenteeism Rate (Note: Data are from prior school year) 8.2 Down from 13.8
Percent of 8th Graders with Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) 96.8 Down from 99.1

Results of Teacher, Student, and Parent Opinion Surveys

Teachers Students Parents
Number of surveys returned 42433 121328 91885
Percent satisfied with learning environment 90.7%
83.6%
83.3%
Percent satisfied with social and physical environment 92.8%
85.9%
80.7%
Percent satisfied with school-home relations 84.3%
84.3%
72.7%

Classroom Environment

Our State Change from Last Year
Total Number of Teachers 53689 Up from 53488
Percent of K-3 teachers who are certified in Read to Succeed reading certification 52.7 Up from 48.1
Teacher attendance rate 93.9 N/A
Average teacher salary $51,862 Down from $52,210
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - current year 93.4 Up from 92.7
Percent of teachers returning from previous year - three year average 92.3 Up from 91.8
Percent of teacher vacancies for more than 9 weeks 1.5 Up from 1.3
Prime instructional time 87.4 N/A
Student-teacher ratio in core subjects 24.0 to 1 N/A
Percent of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 16.9 Up from 12.2
Number of inexperienced teachers teaching in core classes 4182 Up from 3009
Percent of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 2.9 Up from 1.8
Number of out-of-field teachers teaching in core classes 714 Up from 445

ESSA regulations require states to post on their report cards information about teachers with emergency or provisional credentials. South Carolina does not award emergency or provisional credentials, thus that metric is not listed.


Student Safety

Evaluations By Parents Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“My child feels safe at school.” 88.3 91885
“My child’s teachers and school staff prevent or stop bullying at school.” 61.2 91885
Evaluations By Teachers Percent Agree/Strongly Agree Total Responses
“I feel safe at my school before and after hours.” 97.5 42433
“The rules for behavior are enforced at my school.” 86.5 42433

Unsafe Incident Information as reported in the 2020-2021 Incident Management System (IMS)

Number of Incidents
Have there been any incidents involving a firearm? Yes
Was a homicide committed at your school? No
Incidents of rape or attempted rape 4
Incidents of sexual assault (not rape) 53
Incidents of robbery w/ weapon 0
Incidents of robbery w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of robbery w/out weapon 7
Incidents of physical attack w/ weapon 1
Incidents of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 0
Incidents of physical attack w/out weapon 419
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ weapon 4
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/ firearm or explosive 1
Incidents of threats of physical attack w/out weapon 2364
Incidents of possession of firearm or explosive 48
Students with in-school suspensions 33664
Students with out of school suspensions 30967
Students expelled 244
School related arrests and referrals to law enforcement 1175
Incidents of bullying and harassment 1331
NOTE: For additional information, visit the National Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) website here: https://ocrdata.ed.gov/

Financial Data

State level Financial Information

Our State Change from Prev Year
Average teacher salary $51,862 Down from $52,210
Percent of expenditures for instruction 53.5 Up from 53.0
Percent of expenditures for teacher salaries 47.4 Up from 46.2
Average administrator salary $90,336 Up from $90,172
Percent of students in poverty (TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, foster child, homeless or migrant) 61.9 Up from 61.1
Prior fiscal year State & Local Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $8,488 Up from 8040
Prior fiscal year Federal Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $869 Down from 931
Prior fiscal year State & Local Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $1,601 Down from 1633
Prior fiscal year Federal Non-Personnel Per Pupil Expenditure $538 Down from 572
Prior fiscal year Total State & Local Per Pupil Expenditure $10,088 Up from 9673
Prior fiscal year Total Federal Per Pupil Expenditure $1,407 Down from 1503
Prior fiscal year Total Per Pupil Expenditure $11,495 Up from 11176