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Local AYP performance better than state results
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Kershaw County elementary and middle schools outperformed the state on Adequate Yearly Performance (AYP) results released recently, although local education leaders say the federal system has been criticized for its “all or nothing” ratings and seems to contradict local positive results released on PASS, the state’s accountability test for grades 3-8. Thirty-six percent of local elementary and middle schools met all of their federal goals as compared to only 27 percent statewide on data released by the S.C. Department of Education in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Baron DeKalb Elementary, Lugoff Elementary, Mt.

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