Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

GCS Students Exceed State Averages on End-of-Course Exams

Greenville County middle and high school students continue to score above the state average on the End-of-Course exams. The End-of-Course exam score counts 20% of a student’s final grade in the course.

In the 2015-16 school year, exams were given to students enrolled in the following high school credit courses:

  • Algebra I/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 (middle and high school)
  • English1 (middle and high school)
  • Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 (high school)
  • U.S. History and the Constitution (high school)

Greenville County Schools passage rates and mean scale scores increased in English I and US History and the Constitution from 2105 to 2016, while passage rates in Algebra I and Biology I scores decreased. Passage rates and mean scale score increases in GCS mirror increases for all South Carolina students.

 

2015-16

End-of-Course Exam

 

GCS

SC

Algebra I*

% Passing

85.3%

81.9%

Mean Scale Score

83.7

81.9

English I*

% Passing

82.5%

78.6%

Mean Scale Score

81.6

79.8

Biology I

% Passing

80.4%

75.7%

Mean Scale Score

83.5

81.6

U.S. History

% Passing

82.6%

71.0%

Mean Scale Score

81.1

77.2

*Algebra I and English I scores include exams taken by middle school students.

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