District Five students continue to shine on state assessments
IRMO, SC - Data just released by the South Carolina Department of Education shows that Lexington-Richland School District Five students continue to demonstrate academic excellence. Every year, third through eighth grade students are required to take state assessments to determine their academic progress. In May 2016, students took the SC READY (Math and ELA) assessment, and the SCPASS (Social Studies and Science) assessment.
District Five students rank sixth in the state for the SC READY ELA assessment for overall passing rate and rank third in the state for percentage of students who scored at the highest level “Exceeds.” District Five ranks ninth in the state for the SC READY Math assessment for overall passing rate and fifth in the state for percentage of students who scored “Exceeds.”
For the SCPASS, District Five had the highest percentage of students scoring “Exemplary” and “Met” in the Midlands. Students in District Five ranked second in the state at the Exemplary level for the Social Studies assessment while students ranked third in the state at the exemplary level for the Science assessment.
When asked about the latest assessment results, the District Five Chief Instruction Officer, Dr. Christina Melton said, “This is another indicator of the strong focus District Five places on academic achievement. We are very proud of our students and teachers. Results of SCPASS and SC READY will be reviewed closely so that we can inform instructional decisions and continue to improve teaching and learning in District Five.