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8:46 am on Thursday August 7, 2014

South Carolina student test scores fall in all grades, Horry County mirrors state drop but tops state averages

South Carolina’s elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013. The Education Oversight Committee says students’ scores are disappointing, but drops in...
5:12 am on Wednesday September 26, 2012

S.C., Beaufort County SAT scores for seniors down again

Flickr user timlewisnm A press release sent out by the Beaufort County Board of Education this morning states that SAT scores for Beaufort and S.C.'s graduating seniors as a whole are down in 2012, that's following a drop in 2011. The average...
6:15 am on Wednesday August 22, 2012

More of Beaufort County's graduating high school class takes ACT, but scores hold steady

Flickr user timlewisnm High school seniors in Beaufort County's class of 2012 posted scores on the ACT college entrance exam that matched the state average and changed little from the previous year. The district's overall average score for 2012...
10:59 am on Thursday May 31, 2012

Okatie Elementary student earns perfect score in national language arts competition

An Okatie Elementary School student has been announced as one of only 113 third-graders in the nation to earn a perfect score in a national language arts competition involving more than 220,000 students across the country. The WordMasters Challenge...
9:04 am on Tuesday September 20, 2011

S.C. and Beaufort County SAT scores down from 2010, but Beaufort down by more

Flickr user timlewisnm A press release sent out by the Beaufort County Board of Education this morning states that SAT scores for Beaufort and S.C. as a whole are down in 2011, taking some of the luster off of gains made in 2010. According to the...
7:18 am on Monday August 29, 2011

Horry County to hire 40 new teachers, but don't expect smaller class sizes (Update: applications being accepted)

photo by flickr user heraldpost Update:  Applications are being accepted from qualified candidates through this Friday, September 2, 2011, via the HorryCountySchools.org website.  There are three types of positions open: High School Reading...
4:25 am on Friday July 29, 2011

Are standards getting tougher, or are Beaufort County schools getting worse?

Flickr user timlewisnm Data released this week shows that half as many Beaufort County schools met federal adequate progress standards this year as did last year.  Officials, locally and with the state, say that drop is due a significant increase...
2:22 am on Monday July 25, 2011

Beaufort schools highlight improving state PASS test scores

Flickr user timlewisnm In a release sent out Friday afternoon, the Beaufort County School District boasted of a narrowed gap between local and state average Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test scores. The test is unique to South...
3:43 am on Sunday August 30, 2009

Good news: More of Charleston-area's 9th graders read better than 4th graders

Image by Flickr user woodleywonderworks Image by 20090830-reading.jpg Recent tests show that the percentage of 9th-grade students reading at or below the 4th grade level has significantly fallen in the Charleston area. Hop on over to The Post and...
8:11 am on Sunday November 2, 2008

Glimpsing inside the state's 'cheater watch team'

A largely unknown group of state officials has been filtering through student's standardized tests in search of attempts to cheat. It was this group that spotted suspicious patterns at Sanders-Clyde Elementary. Read about the group at The Post and...

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