Purpose of Indicator
To determine if students in a school are meeting state standards in the Sciences and Social Studies AND to help understand if schools are preparing students for success in critical areas.
What This Means
Overall, how students in a school are doing in Science and Social Studies compared to state standards.
What makes up the Rating for this indicator?
Test scores on SC PASS tests given to students in grades 3-8 at the end of a school year in Science and Social Studies; End-of-Course grades in Biology, U.S. History and the Constitution.
What is measured in this indicator but not included in the Rating OR potential Influencer metrics?
For Elementary Schools:
- The number and percentage of students entering Kindergarten ready to learn
- The percentage of 2nd graders on track for 3rd grade success in Reading and Math
For High Schools:
- The percentage of students passing a Civics Test
Something To Think About
Are students entering Kindergarten in the school ready for learning? Although not factored into the rating for this indicator, Kindergarten Readiness will be reported on Elementary School Report Cards.
State end-of-year tests are designed to measure if students are on grade level. Ratings for this indicator are based on how many students in a school are achieving grade level success in Science and Social Studies. Additionally, while not factored into the rating for this indicator, Kindergarten Readiness shows the percentage of kindergarten students who are “ready to learn” during the first 45 days of school.