EOC scores place District second in state on ELA

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End of Course scores recently released by the State Department of Education show Anderson District One students performed well on all EOC assessments. Students scored well enough to place the district second in the state on the English Language Arts (ELA) assessment with 82.8 percent. This well surpasses the state average of 77.9 percent.

US History scores for Anderson One improved significantly from 2012 to 2013. Student’s average score in 2013 was 75.3 percent up from 70.4 in 2012.

Superintendent David Havird commented, “We are pleased that the district average far exceeds the state average for the EOC test. I am particularly pleased with the improvement on the US History exam. Teachers have set higher expectations and raised the rigor in these courses resulting in positive results.”

Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction said, “Teachers in Anderson One are committed to providing high quality instruction. More than ever before, they are collaborating with other teachers of the same subject content across the district to implement new instructional strategies. They are never satisfied with status quo and always looking for ways to improve instruction.”  

Anderson One students at the high school and select students at the middle level are required to participate in the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP).

Students are required to take ELA, math, US History and Biology. The EOCEP is given at the conclusion of the course. The test counts as 20 percent of the student’s final grade.