ERIC Number: ED417229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Student Performance on the North Carolina Competency Standard. Reporting on the Classes of 1998-2001 for the State and 117 Public School Systems.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
State Board of Education policy in North Carolina requires students who entered the ninth grade in 1994-95 and later to meet a higher competency standard in reading and mathematics. These students must receive an Achievement Level III or above on the eighth-grade reading and mathematics tests in order to receive a North Carolina high school diploma. The class of 1998 is the first required to meet this higher standard. Data from local education agencies used to compile this report represent a best effort to gather information on student achievement of this standard. During the 1996-97 school year, 61.9% of 8th graders, 73.3% of 9th graders, 84.3% of 10th graders, and 90.3% of 11th graders met the competency standard in reading and mathematics in North Carolina. There were wide disparities among subgroups, with, for example, 40.1% of black students meeting the standards in eighth grade, while 72.9% of white students met the standards. Local education agencies reported a variety of strategies to assist students in passing the competency requirement, and a list of the commonly used strategies is provided in this report. Sample questions for the North Carolina Competency Tests are included, as is a table of student performance by class and ethnicity by local education agency and region. An appendix discusses achievement levels and how to complete a report on student achievement. (Contains one table and nine graphs.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina