On the evening of Feb. 21, members of the Kershaw County Board of Trustees watched green bars gradually fill up entire weeks on PowerPoint slides of the current school year calendar. Each of the bars represented a day of state testing teachers must administer and students must take. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Director of Assessment Lavoy Carter gave the presentation following one by KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan on a proposal to combine federal and state school report cards. (See “Morgan skeptical of EOC’s testing proposal,” front page, Feb. 28, 2017.) Morgan asked Carter to make the test schedule presentation because of some of the EOC’s proposals.
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