The South Carolina State Department of Education recently released the results of The South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC Ready) scores from last year. (SC Ready) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics given to students in grades 3 through 8 at the end of the school year.
In every grade level, Anderson School District One students ranked among the top 5 in SC. In Grade 4 Math, Anderson One students’ scores were the highest in the state.
“I am tremendously proud of the Anderson One students, teachers, staff and parents whose hard work has resulted in tremendous academic success,” said District One Superintendent Robbie Binnicker. “It is a testament to this community’s belief in education and support of our District that students have the conditions in which they can thrive. We have always believed that Anderson One students are among the best in the state, and the SC Ready scores certainly support that belief.”
Anderson District One State Ranking by:
Grade ELA Math
3 4 3
4 4 1
5 5 3
6 3 2
7 2 2
8 2 2
* An individual student’s score is reported in one of four categories: Does Not Meet Expectations, Approaches Expectations, Meets Expectations, or Exceeds Expectations. Rankings are based on the total percentage of students at each grade level who Approach, Meet, or Exceed Expectations.
Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Instruction Dr. Jeff Wilson added, “Our goal is student success and we give the credit to the hard work of our teachers, staff, and administrators who believe in our students and their potential. Despite being one of the lowest funded school districts in the state and having a poverty index of over 50%, our students performed at extraordinary levels and we could not be more proud of them.”
Anderson One 4th grade math students’ scores were the highest in the state and among the 8 elementary schools in Anderson One, Wren Elementary had the highest 4th grade math scores in the district.
Wren Elementary Principal Delaney Sutton had the following to say about her student’s success, “Wren Elementary teachers set high expectations for all students in every area. Our teachers, students, and staff work tirelessly to learn and grow in all areas. Through teacher collaboration, student effort, and parent support, we continuously foster a school culture that focuses on student success and achievement in academics and beyond. Our success is definitely a team effort.”