PACT topic page

3:54 am on Monday October 13, 2008

Teachers: Test monitoring made test taking harder

Image by Flickr user doviendeImage by 20081013watch.jpg It's certainly plausible: People get uncomfortable when they're being watched. The story just got thicker for the suspiciously high drop in standardized test scores at Sanders-Clyde Elementary...
5:18 am on Tuesday October 7, 2008

Former principal finally talks about Sanders-Clyde scores

The former principal of Sanders-Clyde Elementary (the school that has fallen under fire for mysteriously high then mysteriously low PACT test scores) had been keeping mum about her side of the story. Well, an emotional, stressed, and candid...
2:54 pm on Sunday September 28, 2008

Analysis fuels mystery at Sanders-Clyde

Image by Charleston County School DistrictImage by 20080928sanders.jpg After news broke that one downtown school's PACT scores dropped precipitously after showing stunning improvement in prior years, suspicion swirled of wrongdoing. Read more...
6:29 am on Thursday September 11, 2008

PACT: Lowcountry schools didn't keep pace with state

In the type of analysis I really wish they'd do more often, The Post and Courier has boiled down the state's PACT data and found that Lowcountry schools generally failed to keep up with the state's average improvement. In some cases that meant...
8:41 am on Wednesday September 10, 2008

School test results improve, but cast questions on one downtown school

Image by Flickr user billadayImage by 20080910pact.jpg Update September 11: The analysis is in. Original post: Statewide schools generally posted gains in 2008 PACT results, the state's grade 3-8 standardized test. The 2008 pact test results were...
7:52 am on Wednesday September 3, 2008

PACT's replacement dubbed PASS

Any good product of government work needs an acronym, and the people have chosen to call the South Carolina’s new standardized testing system "PASS." The S.C. State Department of Education says: The winning name – Palmetto Assessment of State...
7:20 am on Wednesday August 20, 2008

Have a say in name of S.C.'s new standardized testing

If you hadn't heard, a new standardized testing is coming to South Carolina schools. Now the state has announced that you can have a say in which name they use. PAL – Palmetto Assessment of Learning PASS – Palmetto Assessment of State Standards SCYE...
10:00 am on Thursday June 5, 2008

PACT is dead, long live the new standardized test

A bill that ends Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (a standardized test for South Carolina students in grades 3-8) has passed into law. The new, to be created test will take effect in 2009. Teachers have critized the PACT as results do not come in...
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