Minis for Moms
We are celebrating our Armstrong moms this week on Wednesday, April 24 from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Enjoy an eduational breakast with your kids as we honor you!
Please note these important spring testing dates. Attendance is important on these days. Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats breakfast either at home or at school.
3rd-5th ELA- May 8th and 9th
4th- Science- May 15
5th- Social Studies- May 15
3rd-5th Math May 23
Spring Student-led Conferences
Please come out for this special night. Your child will show you his or her progress. Our Spring Student-led Conferences are April 29 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.. The PTA meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
State Report Card
2018 State Report Cards
South Carolina School Report Cards
Our State Report Card was released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.