ERIC Number: ED454289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The North Carolina Competency Test Results. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
This report provides information on the performance of Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) students on the North Carolina competency tests. One requirement for a North Carolina high school diploma is to meet the competency standard in reading and mathematics. To demonstrate this competence, a student must achieve performance equivalent to Achievement Level III or above on the eighth-grade North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests in Reading and Mathematics. A scale score of 156 or above meets the requirement for reading, and a score of 165 or higher meets the mathematics requirement. Approximately 85% of WCPSS met the standard at the first test administration in eighth grade, and approximately 82% met the standards for mathematics, with approximately 79% passing both tests. Students in grades 9 through 12 who did not meet the standards earlier must take the competency tests in high school. The report contains competency information for these students through grade 12 in the 1999-2000 school year. At of the end of the 10th grade, passing rates for reading and mathematics are approximately the same, 92%. The passing rate for all high school students at the end of the 1999-2000 school year was approximately 90%. A higher percentage of female students passes the tests, and there are disparities in passing rates for racial and ethnic groups. Approximately 3.5% of high school seniors had not met the requirement at the end of the school year and thus were not eligible for a high school diploma. (Contains 11 figures.) (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.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina