ERIC Number: ED456149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The 1999-2000 North Carolina State Testing Results: Multiple-Choice Grade 3 Pretest, End-of-Grade, High School Comprehensive, and End-of-Course Tests. Reporting on the State and 117 Public School Systems and 76 Charter Schools. "The Green Book."
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
This document contains results for 1999-2000 for North Carolina state testing programs. The Grade 3 pretest is a multiple-choice reading and mathematics test administered to students in the first 3 weeks of grade 3. This pretest was administered to more than 102,000 students in the 1999-2000 school year. Results showed that 69.8% of students scored at or above Achievement Level III in reading, and 76.9% scored at or above Achievement Level III on the mathematics pretest. This represented increases for both reading and mathematics. The End-of-Grade tests were developed in alignment with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. These state-normed tests were administered to more than 580,000 students in grades 3 through 8 at the end of the school year. The percentage of students achieving at Achievement Level 3 or higher continued to grow, from 52.9% in 1992-1993 to an estimated 69.9% in 1999-2000. The North Carolina High School Comprehensive Test in reading and mathematics, administered to students in grades 10, was given to more than 77,000 students in April 2000. Achievement levels for this test increased slightly for reading, and 3.3 percentage points for mathematics from the previous year. End-of-course tests have been developed for 10 courses. Administration of five of these tests was optional, but even so, tests were given to more than 652,000 students at the end of the 1999-2000 school year. Tables present results for each of these tests, providing information by grade, region, subject, and gender, and student subgroups. For each test, descriptions and sample questions are provided, and excerpts from the teacher guides are presented for some tests. An appendix contains a list of North Carolina's charter schools. (Contains 142 tables and 66 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Biology, Charter Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Standardized Tests, State Programs, State Standards, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing Programs, United States History
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: North Carolina End of Course Testing Program