ERIC Number: ED451220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Computer Skills Tests Results: 1999-00. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
This document presents results for students in the Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS), North Carolina, on the North Carolina Tests of Computer Skills. In 1991, North Carolina established a computer proficiency requirement for graduation, which is now effective for the class of 2001. Beginning in 1967, eighth graders were to have at least one opportunity to take both of the computer skills tests (multiple choice and performance), with subsequent opportunities during high school as needed. Results reported in this bulletin reflect the status of WCPSS students as of June 2000. Scores are reported by grade level, gender, race/ethnicity, and school. In 1999-2000, passing rates for ninth graders were somewhat lower than those of eighth graders. WCPSS students had a multiple-choice passing rate of 89.4%, a performance passing rate of 89.2%, and an overall passing rate of 86.4%. Approximately 2% of 11th graders had failed to pass the tests by the end of the 1999-2000 school year, and 10% had not yet taken the tests. A slightly higher percentage of females passed the test than males, and passing rates varied by race/ethnicity, with 57.6% of Hispanic students passing the tests and 92.9% of White students passing both tests. A chart presents results by school. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.