ERIC Number: ED431806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
The North Carolina State Testing Results, 1997-98. Multiple-Choice End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Tests. Grade 3 Pretest and High School Comprehensive Test. Reporting on the State and 117 Public School Systems and 35 Charter Schools. The Green Book.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
Beginning in the 1992-93 school year, the North Carolina State Board of Education authorized the administration of North Carolina-developed end-of-grade tests aligned with the state's "Standard Course of Study." These curriculum-based tests were administered to over 553,000 students in grades 3 through 8 at the end of the 1997-98 school year. Student performance in reading and mathematics has continued to improve. The Grade 3 Pretest is a reading and mathematics test administered at the beginning of third grade. End-of-course tests were developed for 5 high school subjects and administered to over 394,000 students during the 1997-98 school year. The North Carolina High School Comprehensive Test is a multiple-choice English language arts and mathematics test of competencies the typical student should master by the end of grade 10. High school results have tended to be more consistent than those for the elementary grades. Tables present results for each of these tests, providing information by grade, region, subject, gender, and student subgroups. An appendix contains a list of the state's 35 charter schools. (Contains 110 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Biology, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Standardized Tests, State Programs, State Standards, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs, United States History
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: North Carolina End of Course Testing Program