ERIC Number: ED451219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Progress towards the 95% Goal: 2000. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
In 1998 the Wake County Public School System adopted a goal of having 95% of all students tested at or above grade levels as measured by the North Carolina End-of-Grade (EOG) tests by 2003. This bulletin reports progress toward that goal. Analysis of the EOG test results for 1999-2000 show that scores on all four tests targeted by the 2003 goal were higher than before, but that current rates of improvement are not adequate to reach the goal. The highest percentage of students scoring below grade level were from low-income families or were African American or Hispanic students, or were identified as learning disabled or behaviorally or emotionally handicapped. The strongest predictor of low achievement was income as measured by eligibility for free or reduced price lunch. Four appendixes present information about achievement in chart form. (Contains 13 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.