ERIC Number: ED445115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The North Carolina State Testing Results, 1998-99. Multiple-Choice, Grade 3 Pretest, End-of-Grade, High School Comprehensive, and End-of-Course Tests. Reporting on the State and 117 Public School Systems and 61 Charter Schools. "The Green Book."
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
This document contains results for 1998-1999 for several North Carolina state testing programs. The Grade 3 Pretest is a multiple-choice reading and mathematics test administered to students in the first 3 weeks of third grade. This pretest was administered to more than 101,000 students in the beginning of the 1998-1999 school year. Results show that 67.4% of students scored at or above Achievement Level III in reading, and 74.7% scored at or above Achievement Level III on the mathematics pretest. The End-of-grade tests were developed in alignment with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. These state-normed tests were administered to more than 569,000 students in grades 3 through 8 at the end of the school year. The percentage of students achieving at Achievement Level III or higher continued to grow, to an estimated 69.1% in 1998-1999. The North Carolina High School Comprehensive Test in reading and mathematics is administered to students in grade 10. Achievement levels continued to rise for this test in 1998-1999. End-of-course tests have been developed for 10 courses. School districts had the option of administering 5 of these tests, and more than 631,000 students took end-of-course tests in the 1998-1999 school year. Comparisons across years are not possible for these new tests. Tables present results for each of the tests, providing information by grade, region, subject, gender, and student subgroups. For each test, descriptions and sample questions are provided, and excerpts from teacher guides are presented for some tests. An appendix contains a list of the state's 61 charter schools. (Contains 126 tables and 9 figures.) (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