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Three Years of Success

Three Years of Success

From Rock Hill Schools and Techbook™

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Rock Hill Schools is an urban school district in South Carolina with over 17,000 students. Students impacted by poverty account for 58 percent of the population, which reflects a 20-point increase in the past 10 years. Rock Hill began its digital journey with a strong vision and community support. The district started with devices and quickly realized it needed quality content. Rock Hill selected Science Techbook in 2012–2013 and expanded its usage while adding Social Studies Techbook in 2013–2014. The district ensured that teachers had access to comprehensive professional development.

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"Student achievements on state tests over the past three years wouldn't have been possible without both Science and Social Studies Techbook. We're pleased to be seeing an upward trajectory in student success, and we look forward to what our students will be able to achieve in the future with Techbook."

Dr. Harriet Jaworowski
Associate Superintendent of Instruction and Accountability
Rock Hill Schools

Year One


Science Techbook Classrooms Start Strong in 2013

Rock Hill 4th graders in Science Techbook classrooms scored better on the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) than students not using Techbook — a mean scale score difference of almost six points on the state test.


Year Two


4th Graders with Techbook Outperform Peers in 2014

Rock Hill’s analysis of the 2014 SCPASS found that students taught in classrooms using Science Techbook had a higher percentage of passing scores on the state test than those taught without Techbook.


4TH GRADE OVERALL



NOTE: The numbers inside the bars reflect the percentages of students within each group that met or exceeded standard on the SCPASS state exam for that year.

Year Three


4th, 6th, and 7th Graders with Science Techbook Outperform Peers in 2015

The combination of Rock Hill educators and Science Techbook helped students succeed at higher levels on the SCPASS. Greater gains were made by students impacted by poverty, students receiving special education services, and female students.


More Techbook Students Met or Exceeded Standard


Students Impacted by Poverty

2015 Science Techbook Results

Students Receiving Special Education Services

2015 Science Techbook Results

Female Students


2015 Science Techbook Results

NOTE: The numbers inside the bars reflect the percentages of students within each group that met or exceeded standard on the SCPASS state exam for that year.


7th Grade Students Soar with Social Studies Techbook

Discovery Education's analysis of the 2015 SCPASS results found that Social Studies Techbook is raising the bar for student achievement. Students in Grade 7 who were taught using Techbook scored, on average, 16 scale score points higher than students taught without Techbook.

Techbook also made a significant difference in narrowing achievement gaps, with promising results among African American students and students impacted by poverty.


Social Studies Techbook Students Achieve More



NOTE: The numbers inside the bars reflect the percentages of students within each group that met or exceeded standard on the SCPASS state exam for that year.

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