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Course Change For S.C. Schools

The S.C. Department of Education announced Thursday it is taking steps to withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and will be considering other assessments to use for the 2014-15 school year, according to a memo sent from Deputy Superintendent Nancy Busbee to the state’s school districts Thursday afternoon.

Smarter Balanced is one of the consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education to develop assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which South Carolina adopted in 2010.