ERIC Number: ED466486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Progress toward the 95 Goal, 2001. Measuring Up. E&R Report.
Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
In August 1998, the Wake County Board of Education, North Carolina, adopted the goal that by 2003, 95% of students tested would be at or above grade level as measured by the North Carolina End-of-Grade (EOG) testing at grades 3 and 8 bye the year 2003. This report provides an analysis of EOG test results for the 2000-2001 academic year to show how the County is moving toward the achievement goal. Analysis of EOG test results for the 2000-2001 school year shows that scores on all 4 tests targeted by the 2003 Goal were higher than ever before, but, as reported in 2000, current rates of improvement are still inadequate to reach the goal. Groups that have the highest percentage of students scoring below grade level (students from low-income families, African American, and Hispanic students) have made the largest gains since 1998. Interventions through the Accelerated Learning Program appear to be benefiting all demographic groups. The analysis also shows that the strongest predictor of low achievement is income, as measured by eligibility for free or reduced price lunch. Five appendix tables summarize progress of various groups toward the 2003 goal.(Contains 12 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.