The Chester County Board of Education held their August meeting at the Chester County Junior High on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Recently, the school district received Chester County students’ Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) test scores.
In comparison to other school districts last year, Chester County did better than most.
Director of Schools Troy Kilzer II and Steven Marise, instructional technology, testing, and safety coordinator attributed the results from Chester County having in-person classes year round during the pandemic.
“Chester County Schools, during this last year’s unique COVID year, because of our efforts to go to school from August the 10th to the end of that school year, for that full-term, in-person education, made a significant difference in the education for our students in comparison to the other districts who felt like they could not do it that way,” Kilzer said.
“The amount of learning loss across the state was significant,” Marise said. “I can’t compliment enough on the board’s decision for your decision to have in-person learning. It’s the right call.”
CC Schools managed to do better than the state average in all subjects in third through eighth grade and all but one subject in high school.
Some subjects even saw an increase from 2019.
Biology was lower than the state average by one percent.
During the meeting, Kilzer also announced the number of active COVID-19 cases in Chester County Schools.
As of the night of Aug. 18, there were 38 active student cases and two staff.
Kilzer also said that, as of that night, no child cases have been severe.
The board also spotlighted CCJHS during the board meeting.