June 7, 2007
SC last does not mean last according to NCES
In the news today–I saw references to it frequently in my aggregator from Fox, CNN, and MSNBC that state assessment programs are not all equal! All I have to say is IT’S ABOUT TIME! For the longest our state has been pegged as uneducated and having students who continuously perform the lowest or next to the lowest across the nation. Finally, the National Center for Education Statistics is showing why our SC students get such a ranking. Our kids are not dumb. Our teachers are teaching their hearts out. It’s our standards and our state assessment. We are noted in this study as having one of the most rigorous tests around. See what MSNBC had to say.