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Title I Educational Services Announced

Based on the Federal ESEA Accountability System and the outcomes of Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) scores and other academic achievement and growth indicators, Cheraw Intermediate has been identified as a Focus school.    Specifically, Cheraw Intermediate is a Focus school because it consistently has not met the state’s overall performance expectations based on progress in closing the achievement gaps.  
Cheraw Intermediate must offer Supplemental Educational Services (tutoring) to the parents of eligible students in grades 3-5 attending the school during the 2013-2014 school year.  Due to a limited number of spaces remaining after the first enrollment period, we must offer a second enrollment period.  Letters have been mailed to the parents of all eligible children.
For more information regarding the Title I program in Chesterfield County School District, contact Candace Hoffman at (843)623-5507.


Based on the Federal ESEA Accountability System and the outcomes of Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) scores and other academic achievement and growth indicators, Cheraw Intermediate has been identified as a Focus school.    Specifically, Cheraw Intermediate is a Focus school because it consistently has not met the state’s overall performance expectations based on progress in closing the achievement gaps.  
Cheraw Intermediate must offer Supplemental Educational Services (tutoring) to the parents of eligible students in grades 3-5 attending the school during the 2012-2013 school year.   Letters have been mailed to the parents of all eligible children.
For more information regarding the Title I program in Chesterfield County School District, contact Candace Hoffman at (843) 623-5507.

Title I District Corrective Action

                The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires the South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) to review annually the performance of each school district in the state that receives Title I federal funds.  The results of this review are reported on the district report card as the district’s adequate yearly progress (AYP).  Using student performance data and other indicators such as attendance or graduation, a district is identified for district improvement if it does not make AYP for two or more consecutive years.  The state absolute and improvement ratings also found on the district report card are not related to NCLB and these have no impact on the district being identified for district improvement under NCLB.  These state ratings are part of the state’s Education Accountability Act.

                Chesterfield County School District did not make AYP for the 2010-2011 school  year.   CCSD has not met AYP for four consecutive years and therefore has been identified for District Improvement, Corrective Action.  Information regarding the district’s AYP results can be found on the South Carolina State Department web site at www.ed.sc.gov under the Research Portal link.  As shown on this report, the district did not meet AYP in ELA and Math for academic performance in the category of disabled students. 

                Once a district is identified for improvement, the district must make AYP for two years consecutively to no longer be identified for improvement.  Chesterfield County School District continues to be committed to the academic improvement of all students.  The action chosen is to defer funds or reduce administrative funds from Title I district improvement funds to provide professional development for teachers and administrators to improve effective lesson planning, effective teaching, and effective monitoring of how state standards are being addressed in the classrooms of our district.

                There is no offer of school choice or supplemental services related to district improvement under NCLB.  Only schools in school improvement are required to implement choice and supplemental services.  Schools have already completed this process for the current school year.

- As part of our continued effort to improve the quality of our district, we invite you to participate in the district improvement process by

- Talking with school and district staff about the district’s plan to help students meet state standards in reading and mathematics

- Attending meetings held by the school and district to develop their improvement plans

- Attending parent-teacher conferences

- Visiting your child’s school; and

- Volunteering

For further information about any of the district improvement requirements or to find out how you can become involved in this effort, please contact Candace Hoffman, Title I Director at (843)623-5507.

Title I program evaluated
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The Title I program, which is now part of the No Child Left Behind legislation, must be evaluated each year.  Each school is required to meet proficiency standards on the ELA and Math portions of PASS, the annual state assessment.  Title I schools that have not met the required standards (called Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP) for three consecutive years must offer Supplemental Educational Services (tutoring) to the parents of eligible students in five year old kindergarten and above attending the school.
The following schools have been identified to offer Supplemental Educational Services for the 2011-2012 school year: Cheraw Primary, Pageland Elementary, and Cheraw Intermediate.  Letters have been sent to the parents of all children in these schools.
For more information regarding the Title I program in Chesterfield County School District, contact Candace Hoffman at (843)623-5507.

District announces NCLB review information

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires the South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) to review annually the performance of each school district in the state that receives Title I federal funds.  The results of this review are reported on the district report card as the district’s adequate yearly progress (AYP).  Using student performance data and other indicators such as attendance or graduation, a district is identified for district improvement if it does not make AYP for two or more consecutive years.  The state absolute and improvement ratings also found on the district report card are not related to NCLB and these have no impact on the district being identified for district improvement under NCLB.  These state ratings are part of the state’s Education Accountability Act.
For the 2009-2010, no school district in South Carolina, including Chesterfield County School District (CCSD) made AYP.  CCSD has not met AYP for three consecutive years and therefore has been identified for District Improvement, Corrective Action.  Information regarding the district’s AYP results can be found on the South Carolina State Department web site at www.ed.sc.gov under the Quick Data link.  As shown on this report, the district did not meet AYP in ELA and Math for academic performance in the category of African American students and disabled students. 
Once a district is identified for improvement, the district must make AYP for two years consecutively to no longer be identified for improvement.  Chesterfield County School District continues to be committed to the academic improvement of all students.  The action chosen is to defer funds or reduce administrative funds from Title I district improvement funds to provide professional development for teachers and administrators to improve effective lesson planning, effective teaching, and effective monitoring of how state standards are being addressed in the classrooms of our district.
There is no offer of school choice or supplemental services related to district improvement under NCLB.  Only schools in school improvement are required to implement choice and supplemental services.  Schools have already completed this process for the current school year.As part of our continued effort to improve the quality of our district, we invite you to participate in the district improvement process by
  • Talking with school and district staff about the district’s plan to help students meet state standards in reading and mathematics
  • Attending meetings held by the school and district to develop their improvement plans
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences
  • Visiting your child’s school; and
  • Volunteering
For further information about any of the district improvement requirements or to find out how you can become involved in this effort, please contact Candace Hoffman, Title I Director at (843)623-5507.