South Carolina students performing far under federal achievement standards

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According to a report released by the South Carolina State Department of Education, all Lowcountry school districts have failed to meet federal achievement goals set by the No Child Left Behind act.

The Post and Courier reports that Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston school districts all scored more than 90 percent compliance, but they -- along with every other district in the stateĀ besides Saluda County -- failed to meet federal achievement targets.

A steady decrease in Palmetto Assessment of State Standards scores combined with the fact that only 27 percent of the state's elementary and middle schools met all their federal goals will only bring negative consequences.

As far as high schools go, only 13 of the state's 179 high schools met all their federal Adequate Yearly Progress goals.

The Post and Courier has a lengthy post on the issue at hand along with a breakdown of how each Lowcountry school district fared; read it here.

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