ERIC Number: ED466482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina ABC Results, 2000-2001. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
Dulaney, Chuck; Burch, Glenda
The ABC Accountability Plan in North Carolina elementary and middle schools focuses primarily on the average growth shown by groups of students on end-of-grade reading and mathematics tests. Average test results for a group of students at the end of a year are compared to scores for the same students at the end of the prior year. Two levels of growth, "Expected" and "Exemplary," have been established. The ABC Accountably program for high school was new in the 2000-2001 school year. Growth is to be determined by predicting how well each group should perform based on previous test results, and then determining gain. This report provides a summary of ABC results for the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). In the WCPSS, 63% of elementary schools achieved exemplary growth, and 30% achieved expected growth. Approximately 8% did not meet expected growth, but showed adequate performance, and none were considered low performing. A similar pattern was seen in middle schools where, although 25% did not meet expected growth, none were considered low performing. At the high school level, none failed to meet expected growth, and 53% achieved exemplary growth. Four of the state's top 25 K-8 schools were in the WCPSS, and 2 of the top 10 high schools were in Wake County. Three appendixes show ABC growth designation and performance composites for WCPSS schools for 5 years. (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