Work to address the “pandemic slide” in schools is showing positive results in Fort Mill schools, authorities said Tuesday.

    On Tuesday, new state testing results showed gains in almost every grade level, the district said. The results came through the Meets or Exceeds Expectation mark on the SC READY and SCPASS state assessment tests.

    According to data released Tuesday by the S.C. Department of Education, the district’s scores far exceed the state-wide average in all grades. In some grades, they are double the average state-wide percent.

    “The overall district ELA scores have surpassed the pre-pandemic levels and show that the work to address the ‘pandemic slide’ is having a real impact,” according to a FMSD press release.

    The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) program is a statewide assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics administered to students in grades 3–8 as required by the Education Accountability Act (EAA).

   And the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) is a statewide assessment program in science and social studies administered to students in elementary and middle school as required by the Education Accountability Act.

    “We are very proud of the work being done by our teachers and staff in the district,” Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps said in a statement. “This data shows that the district is committed to the continued education of students regardless of the challenges we may face.”

Fort Mill Results from the state’s SC Ready Test:

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...