Parents, educators, and policymakers in South Carolina are missing years of information about how students are performing across the state.  Is student achievement in the state on the rise? Declining? If you’re looking for answers you’ll be hard pressed to find them.

According to the Data Quality Campaign, if you search online you won’t find information that is more up to date than the 2013-2014 school year.

That means South Carolina parents have been in left in the dark about the state of their schools for:

Back when South Carolina last posted their data:

President-elect Trump was hosting The Apprentice…


Derek Jeter still played for the Yankees…


“Shake It Off” was Number 1 on the Billboard charts…


And the kids who were sophomores in high school the year the data was last collected have already graduated…


…Or have they? Hard to know without any data!


State score reports paint a picture of student achievement and provide valuable information to parents and educators. Policymakers have an opportunity in the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide information that better meets families’ needs. States are making progress by setting expectations high and holding schools accountable, and parents should insist that the state is honest and transparent about how their children’s schools are performing.  Parents have a right to know, and school won’t improve until they get the full picture!

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