Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WRDW) -- The results are in for South Carolina’s High School Assessment Program and the state Superintendent says the scores are disappointing.
The state Education Department says that 77.4 percent of test-takers passed both the English and math sections of the test. In 2013, 82 percent of students passed both sections. It’s good news for Aiken County though which saw good numbers. 91.4 percent Aiken County students passed the English section and 81.5 percent passed in Math.
“Kids pick up on that,” said parent Courtney Paschal. “Give them something to be proud of. Give them school pride and they want to be better and to do better they need that too.”
In April, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law a measure that eliminated the 30-year-old testing procedure and replaced it with two separate tests.
Former students who did not pass those exams and as a result, did not receive their diploma can know ask the school board to go back so they receive their diploma