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South Carolina school report cards postponed for weeks

November 17, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The revamped report cards for all of South Carolina’s schools are being delayed.

The report cards were supposed to be released Thursday. But state Education Superintendent Molly Spearman says errors in data from a vendor means they won’t be released until at least the end of the month.

Under a new law, the report cards will assign a score from 0 to 100 to each school as well as overall ratings of excellent, good, average or unsatisfactory.

The report cards factor data like test scores, but also consider a survey of students in grades 3-12 about whether their schools promote positive and effective learning environments.

Spearman says she will hold the vendor, AdvancED, responsible for the delay, but didn’t provide details.

Spearman hopes to release the report cards Nov. 29.

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