SC Schools to Get Report Cards for 1st Time in Four Years

SC Schools to Get Report Cards for 1st Time in Four Years

November 6, 2018

Ariel Gilreath reports for the Greenville Journal that for “anyone familiar with South Carolina’s annual school and district report cards, this year’s version (to be released this week) will not only look completely different, but will also highlight new data than in previous years.” The state’s report cards have been updated to adhere to ESSA’s provisions, and will have five rating categories: unsatisfactory, below average, average, good, and excellent (previously, the “unsatisfactory” rating was called “at-risk”). This is the first time since 2014 that South Carolina schools will receive a rating because “legislators paused the ratings amid changes in standardized tests” four years ago.