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.

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“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

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