Education Oversight Committee Newsletters

The Education Oversight Committee has published two newsletters, Learning Matters and At a Glance to report on agency programs and research.

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    (South Carolina State Library, 2013-04) South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
    In an analysis of PASS scores, students who participated in CDEPP had lower achievement levels than non-CDEPP students in the general population. However, when comparing CDEPP students to other students who were most similar in their educational circumstances (i.e., eligible for subsidized meals), students who participated in CDEPP had higher achievement levels.
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    (South Carolina State Library, 2012-12) South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
    A growing number of states are making policy decisions requiring the retention of third graders who lack adequate reading skills. According to the Education Commission of the States, 32 states now have statutes in place intended to improve reading proficiency by the end of the third grade. Many states have based their plans on Florida’s experiences with retention policies tied to reading.
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    (South Carolina State Library, 2012-10) South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
    A comparison of the performance of South Carolina test takers with North Carolina and Georgia test-takers yields interesting results not just in terms of the gaps in overall performance among neighbors. These data shed light on whether the students leaving our schools and entering post-secondary institutions are academically ready for the work they will encounter. In the majority of instances, South Carolina student performance falls below the nation and students in North Carolina and Georgia.
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    (South Carolina State Library, 2012-08) South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
    Until 2001 when Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act, South Carolina had only an independent state accountability system. Since 2001 there have been both a state and a federal accountability system.
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    (South Carolina State Library, 2012-07) South Carolina Education Oversight Committee
    This examines educational legislation in the 2012 session of the General Assembly.