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Kershaw County Adult Education earns six top state awards

December 3, 2019

2019 Kershaw County Adult Education Awards The Kershaw County Adult Education (KCAE) program recently earned six top state awards recognizing outstanding student achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

“The Kershaw County Adult Education Office appreciates so much our students who show determination and grit, despite many obstacles, to meet their goal to gain a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma,” said Adult Education Director Weyland Burns. “We also appreciate the leadership of our school board and district support and guidance to allow us to provide the needed resources and culture for success.”

Burns said that there are more than 50 adult education programs across the state so it is significant for Kershaw County to earn these honors. He was especially grateful to “our students who learned at a high level, to our teachers who taught with all of their hearts and to our support staff who served with diligence to meet the needs of students and staff alike.”

KCAE Awards:

ABE Performance - Highest Aggregate Average 126.83%, number five in the state (Federal goals met and exceeded in all academic levels measured by TABE test)
ABE Performance - All Measures Met, top three in the state (All federal goals for each of six academic levels met by students’ performance as measured for skill gains)

ABE Performance - Highest Percentage of Career Readiness Certificates Awarded (In top 10; WIN test scores achieved certification levels by a high number of students)

Vocational Rehabilitation Career Readiness Certificates Awarded (Awarded to programs with over 80% of students meeting goal), within top five in the state (High percentage of Adult Education students at Camden Vocational Rehabilitation achieved WIN certifications)

State Goal Post- Testing Award Percentage (Awarded to programs that exceed the state goal; this means a high level of Adult Education students who enrolled in the program were retained for state retention goals in order to complete formal tests)
High School Equivalency Diploma Award (Awarded to the top 10 programs that have the highest percentage of high school equivalency diplomas (High number of students enrolled in Adult Education program stayed in the program long enough and accomplished  requirements needed to complete a GED or high school diploma)

KCAE Staff:

Weyland Burns – Director
Bridgett Bailey – Program Coordinator
Sharon Supplee – Bookkeeper
Lekeith Bufford – Lead Teacher/Technology Lead
Chanelle Wright – WIN Teacher
Karen McAvoy – GED Teacher
Stephane James – WIN Teacher
Jackie Viotto – Special Education Teacher
Glady Smoak – Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher

Pictured (l to r): Left to right: KCSD Adult Education Director Weyland Burns, GED Teacher Karen McAvoy, Special Education Teacher Jackie Viotto, WIN Teacher Chanelle Wright, Program Coordinator Bridgett Bailey, WIN Teacher Stephanie James,and Lead Teacher/Technology Lead Lekeith Bufford

Mary Anne Byrd
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