ERIC Number: ED447174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
The 1999-00 Preliminary North Carolina State Testing Results: Multiple Choice, Grade 3 Pretest, End-of-Grade, High School Comprehensive, and End-of-Course Tests.
Bazemore, Mildred; Geary, Monica; Barbour, Ken; Barefoot, Angela
This report presents preliminary results from four sets of tests that are part of the North Carolina state testing program. The Grade 3 Pretest is a multiple choice reading and mathematics test administered to students at the beginning of third grade. This pretest was administered to more than 102,000 students in the 1999-2000 school year, and 69.8% of students scored at or about Achievement Level III in reading, and 76.9% scored at the same level on the mathematics pretest. The End-of-Grade tests are state-normed tests that were administered to more than 577,000 students in grades 3 through 8 at the end of the 1999-2000 school year. The percentage of students performing at Achievement Level III and higher continued to increase, to an estimated 69.8% in 1999-2000. The North Carolina High School Comprehensive Test in reading and mathematics was administered to all students, more than 76,000, in grade 10. Some 61.8% of students taking this examination in reading scored at or above Achievement Level III, and 64.7% scored this well in mathematics. The End-of-Course tests for certain high school courses were passed at rates ranging from 46.97% for History to 72.9% for Physics. In many areas, the achievement of North Carolina students increased, but disparities in performance among subgroups were found for all four sets of tests. The achievement test results for students with limited English proficiency are also outlined. (Contains 113 tables and 10 figures.) (SLD)
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 - Assessments and Surveys: North Carolina End of Course Testing Program