ERIC Number: ED435722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-5
Reference Count: N/A
ABCs Results, 1998-99. Measuring Up. E&R Report No. 00.02.
Dulaney, Chuck; Speas, Carol
In 1996, North Carolina established its "ABC" plan for educational improvement, based on accountability (A), testing of basic subjects (B), and more local control (C). Each year student test results in reading, mathematics, writing, and selected middle school and high school courses are analyzed to determine whether or not schools have met goals established in the accountability program. Schools meeting goals are given financial incentive awards that can be distributed as bonuses to the faculty. This report describes ABC results for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). The 1998-99 school year was the third year of ABCs results for grades 3 through 8 and the second year for high schools. Sixty-five percent of the county's elementary schools exceeded the "exemplary growth" mark, and none was low-performing. Ninety percent of the middle schools exceeded the exemplary gain mark, and, again, one was in the low-performing category. All of the high schools showed exemplary growth, and one was low-performing. In 1997-98 schools achieving exemplary growth received incentive bonuses equivalent to $1,500 per certified teacher and $500 per teacher assistant. Incentive amounts have not been finalized for 1998-99, but the assumption is that the amounts will be the same. Three tables give the test results for each school. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.