Streamlined Assessment Data Helps Spartanburg School District 7 Improve Learning

Spartanburg, South Carolina

South Carolina District Builds Its Data Culture

In the 2018–2019 school year, Spartanburg School District 7 in South Carolina began searching for a new formative assessment program that would help Spartanburg improve students’ performances on the state summative assessments. “What we really needed was data we could use throughout the year as a blueprint, showing us what we’re doing from one assessment to the next and letting teachers know, ‘This is how I need to target my instruction.’ With the tools we had at the time, I just didn’t see that happening,” explained Dr. Terry Pruitt, the district’s chief academic officer.


“All our programs and initiatives are structured to intersect with the students at the heart of everything . . . If we make sure to keep that in place, we know we’ll get the results we desire.” Dr. Terry Pruitt, Chief Academic Officer