ERIC Number: ED458227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
State of the System. E&R Report.
Speas, Carol; Burch, Glenda
This annual report summarizes some major trends in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, and provides a set of benchmarks against which the progress of WCPSS can be measured in the future. In some cases data are presented to show longitudinal trends, and in others, comparisons are made with other school districts (local education agencies, or LEAs). The report shows that per pupil expenditures in WCPSS remain among the lowest of comparison LEAs, and student dropout rates remain the lowest among North Carolina comparison LEAs. Student population growth in WCPSS exceeded that of North Carolina comparison LEAs for every year except one in the 1990s and 2000, but the ratio of administrator, supervisor, and consultant positions remained the lowest among comparison LEAs in 7 of the 9 years. North Carolina End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests scores were higher than those for North Carolina comparison LEAs except for Economical, Legal, and Political Systems and writing at grades 7 and 10. Overall, WCPSS continued to post the strongest academic performance among all North Carolina LEAs, and scores were mid-range when compared to Educational benchmarking Network districts in the southeastern United States. (Contains 34 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.