U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Table of contents
•Title page
•Introduction
•Acknowledgments
•National Summary
State Profiles
•Sources
•Appendix A
•Appendix B
•Appendix C
•Full report in PDF format (1,601K)

State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I

South Carolina
http://www.sde.state.sc.us/


School and Teacher Demographics

Per Pupil Expenditures
(CCD, 1998-1999)
$5,656

Number of districts
(CCD, 1999-2000)
90

Number of public schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
592 248 188 12 1,043

Number of charter schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
7

Number of FTE teachers
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
21,677 10,072 11,564 401 43,897

Public school enrollment
  1993-94 1999-2000
K-8
(CCD)
459,707 467,395
9-12
(CCD)
176,745 183,055
Total
(CCD)
643,696 666,780
Pre-K
(by state definition)
7,244 16,330

Sources of funding
District average
(CCD, 1998-99)

State 52%, Local 40%, Federal 8%

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Student Demographics

Race/ethnicity
(CCD, K-12)
  1993-94 1999-2000
American Indian/Alaskan Natives 1,007 1,527
  * *
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,367 6,024
  1% 1%
Black 264,747 281,208
  42% 42%
Hispanic 3,493 10,145
  1% 2%
White 362,838 367,876
  57% 55%
Other n/a n/a
 

Students with disabilities
(OSEP)
1993-94 1999-2000
68,342 88,290
11% 14%

Students with Limited English Proficiency
(ED/NCBE, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
1,965 5,577
* 1%

Migratory students
(OME, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
2,227 n/a
*

All schools by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program*
(CCD, 1999-2000)

For 0 to 34%, 281 schools; 35% to 49%, 215 schools; 50% to 74%, 321 schools; 75% to 100%, 221 schools

*5 schools did not report.

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Statewide Accountability Information
(Collected from States, January 2002 for 2001-2002 school year)


Statewide Goal for Schools on State Assessment
Rating based on percent of student meeting standard (5 levels)

Expected School Improvement on Assessment
Rewards for high improvement of students using matched longitudinal data

Indicators for School Accountability
CRT scores

Title I Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
Annual improvement toward 75 percent at/above Basic in English/Language Arts and 70 percent at/above Basic in Math.


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Title I

Title I
(ED Consolidated Report, 1999-2000)
  School Wide Programs Targeted Assistance Totals
Number of Schools 439 74 513
  86% 14% 100%
Schools Meeting AYP Goal 404 74 478
  92% 100% 93%
School in Need of Improvement 35 0 35
  8% 7%

Title I allocation
(Includes Basic, Concentration, and LEA grants, Capital Expenditures, Even Start, Migrant Education, and Neglected & Delinquent, ED, 1999-2000)
$103,721,947

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NAEP State Results
  Grade 4 Grade 8
Reading, 1998:  
Proficient level and above 22% 22%
Basic level and above 55% 65%
Math, 2000:  
Proficient level and above 18% 17%
Basic level and above 60% 54%

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Assessment Information
Assessment Reported Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test
State Definition of "Proficient" Meets expectations for performance based on curriculum standards approved by the State Board of Education.

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Student Achievement 1999-2000

Percentage of students meeting state proficiency levels

Grade 4

Reading/Language Arts
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 28% 35% | 33% 4%
Title I Schools 33 37 | 27 2
High Poverty Schools 44 36 | 18 1
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 23 32 | 40 5
Migratory students |
Students with Disabilities 64 25 | 10 1

Mathematics
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 38% 38% | 16% 8%
Title I Schools 45 37 | 13 6
High Poverty Schools 59 32 | 7 2
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 31 36 | 18 14
Migratory students |
Students with Disabilities 70 23 | 5 2

Grade 8

Reading/Language Arts
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 35% 41% | 20% 4%
Title I Schools 45 40 | 13 2
High Poverty Schools 56 36 | 7 1
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 39 38 | 18 5
Migratory students |
Students with Disabilities 89 17 | 2 0

 

Mathematics
          Proficient Above Proficiency
  Below Basic Basic | Proficient Advanced
All Students 38% 42% | 13% 7%
Title I Schools 46 40 | 9 5
High Poverty Schools 61 34 | 4 1
        |    
Students with Limited English Proficiency 34 39 | 14 13
Migratory students |
Students with Disabilities 78 20 | 2 1

 

Grade 10

Reading/Language Arts
        ProficientAbove Proficiency
  Didn't Meet | Met Standard
All Students 17% | 83%
Title I Schools 28 | 72
High Poverty Schools 28 | 72
      |  
Students with Limited English Proficiency   |  
Migratory students   |  
Students with Disabilities 55 | 45

 

Mathematics
        ProficientAbove Proficiency
  Didn't Meet | Met Standard
All Students % | %
Title I Schools 37 | 64
High Poverty Schools 41 | 59
      |  
Students with Limited English Proficiency   |  
Migratory students   |  
Students with Disabilities 53 | 47


High School Indicators
  1993-94 1998-99
High school dropout rate
(CCD, event)
n/a n/a
  1994-95 1998-99
Postsecondary enrollment
(IPEDS, High school grads enrolled in college)
19,271 21,050
63% 67%

Sources


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