State schools

Department of Education releases report cards for schools across the state

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The South Carolina Department of Education has released report cards for the state, its districts and its schools that reflect the 2020-2021 school year.

State education officials say the results show the alarming impact of virtual teaching over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Molly Spearman says the results show achievement gaps and the need for classroom instruction.

“State assessment results reflected on 2021 report cards confirm the alarming trends we have observed from locally administered formative assessments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” the superintendent said. of State. of Education Molly Spearman. “These achievement gaps, especially among our youngest learners, demonstrate how learning has been disrupted and how important it is for every student to be face to face with their teacher every day. Fortunately, every school and district has been equipped with tools to track and respond to unfinished learning long before release. of these results and have already begun to deploy resources and programs to meet individual student needs and overall academic success.

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