ERIC Number: ED452217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
WCPSS Grades K-5 Literacy and Mathematics Assessment Results, 1999-2000. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
The document presents the results of state mandated assessment in the primary grades in the Wake County Public Schools, North Carolina. The North Carolina State Board of Education has mandated that school districts implement assessments at kindergarten, first, and second grades using state-developed materials, adaptations of those materials, or unique assessments adopted by local school boards. The assessments will be required in all school districts during the 2000-2001 school year, but the Wake County Public Schools had chosen to adapt state assessment material as early as 1995. More kindergarten students in 2000 (37%) than in 1999 were beyond the early-emergent/emergent reading stage by the end of the year, but almost one quarter of both kindergarten and first grade students and one-third of second graders were identified as in need of extra reading support at the next grade level. Fewer students were identified as needing extra support in writing. Slightly fewer kindergarten students in 2000 (11%) than in 1999 remained at the pre-emergent stage of mathematics development and were identified as needing extra support in the next school year, but the percentage of students in grades 1 through 5 demonstrating proficiency in none of the mathematics strands or in only one of the four strands ranged from 13% at first grade to 22% at grades 3-5. Four attachments contain details about testing results. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.