Monday, November 09, 2015

End-of-Course Scores Reveal Good and Bad in CCSD

First, the good news.

The scores made in the Charleston County School District last year on end-of-course tests in Biology, Algebra 1, English 1, and U.S. History were higher than those of the state of South Carolina as a whole. Given South Carolina's poor educational attainment in general, this phenomenon does not make CCSD the Harvard of the South, but still. Kudos to teachers and students who worked so hard.

And now, the bad news.

Disparities between black and white students' scores in Charleston County are among the widest in the state. How does that happen? Just maybe it's associated with having among the most segregated public schools in the state?

Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait has her work cut out for her.

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