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S.C. passing rate on exit exam increases

...the high school exit exam, on the first try has increased, according to data released Thursday by the South Carolina Department of Education.HSAP results are based on students who are in their second year of high school and took the test for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-08-01/sc-passing-rate-exit-exam
Some South Carolina schools see drop in annual assessment

Several South Carolina area schools received a lower Federal Accountability System letter grade for the 2012-13 school year, according to an analysis of data released Thursday by the South Carolina Department of Education.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-08-01/some-south-carolina-schoo
South Carolina's class of 2013 sees a rise in ACT scores from previous year

...exam compared to the previous year's graduating class, according to data released Wednesday by the South Carolina Department of Education.The mean composite score for the state's public school students increased by 0.2 points, to 20...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-08-21/south-carolinas-class-201
Aiken, Edgefield counties see mixed results on state assessment test

Aiken and Edgefield school districts saw significant gains in some subject areas and declines in others on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test, according to data released Thursday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-08-01/aiken-edgefield-counties-
Aiken, Edgefield schools show success under new measurement

AIKEN -- Schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties are faring better under the new Federal Accountability System, according to an analysis of data released Thurday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-08-02/aiken-edgefield-schools-s
Hammond Hill Elementary wins national honor

...students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is closing, according to the release. The South Carolina Department of Education nominated the school for the award last fall. Eight schools in Georgia received the honor, but none...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-09-07/hammond-hill-elementary-w
More pass test on first attempt

...from 77.6 percent in 2009 to 81.3 percent this year, according to scores released Thursday by the South Carolina Department of Education. Both counties also bested state averages, which increased from 76.4 percent to 78.6 in 2010.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2010-10-28/more-pass-test-first-atte
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Early reading affects dropouts

Children who aren't reading proficiently by third grade are four times more likely not to graduate high school than their peers with higher reading skills, according to a report issued Friday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-04-08/early-reading-affects-dro
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5 area SC graduates never missed a day

...too."Since 1979, seniors with 12 years of perfect school attendance have been recognized by the South Carolina Department of Education. They receive certificates and congratulatory letters from the state superintendent. Here are the local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-06-01/5-area-sc-graduates-never-mi
Aiken, Edgefield see drops in AYP

...two the previous year.These results were generally in line with statewide trends, according to the South Carolina Department of Education.A big reason for the sudden drop is how much tougher it became to do so in 2010-11.The percentage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-07-29/aiken-edgefield-see-drops