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Wake County Public School System, 2015
This handbook was produced as a resource for students and parents to explain the policies, rules, and regulations governing all students in the Wake County Public School System. Numbers that appear in some portions of the handbook refer to specific Board of Education policies. In some instances the entire policy is cited; at other times, only the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Materials, Guides, Governance
Paeplow, Colleen – Wake County Public School System, 2015
In 2013-14, Letterland had strong implementation, with moderate to high fidelity within approximately 90% of Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) K-1 classrooms. The impact of Letterland on students' reading achievement was neutral to positive. A significantly higher percentage of WCPSS kindergarten students were at or above benchmark mid-year…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
Huebeler, Amy; Baenen, Nancy – Wake County Public School System, 2015
We examined the progress of kindergarteners who entered the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in 2008-09 and in 2010-11 who were identified as limited in English proficiency (LEP). For the 2008-09 cohort, English proficiency increased steadily over time. Few were able to exit LEP status in their first three years in WCPSS (10.5%); this…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Rhea, Anisa – Wake County Public School System, 2015
This report examines traditional calendar school Read to Achieve reading camps implemented in the summer of 2014. Teacher and student survey respondents reported positive reading camp experiences and reading camp was well attended. Based on data for 502 students, a small percentage (16.1%) reached reading proficiency by the end of camp. Gains in…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Program Implementation, Reading Achievement
Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana – Wake County Public School System, 2015
Advanced Placement (AP) outcomes for Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) students have continued an upward trend for over 18 years, out-performing the state and the nation in all measures. In 2013-14 there were 13,757 exams taken by 6,955 WCPSS test-takers with almost 76% of the exams resulting in scores at or above 3, outperforming Guilford…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, County School Districts, Outcome Measures, Achievement Gains
Wake County Public School System, 2015
This document, which is provided by the Data and Accountability Department staff at Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), is to be used as a resource to help guide the review of student data. This document provides examples of questions to consider when reviewing frequently accessed reports located in Case21, Quickr, EVAAS®, mClass®, or…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Guidelines, Data Interpretation, Student Records
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2015
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Student Survey is administered each year to measure students' perceptions about their learning experiences. In 2014-15, the content of the survey, as well as the grades to which it was administered, were changed to better capture measures of engagement and grit during students' transition years. Over…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, County School Districts, Learning Experience, Grade 5
Muli, Juliana; McMillen, Brad – Wake County Public School System, 2014
Students in Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) continue to score well on AP exams with an increased percentage of students enrolling in the courses. As in past years, in 2013 the district had higher average AP exam scores compared to the state and the nation. WCPSS had 76.6% of scores 3 or higher in 2013 (qualified and above). Again in both 2012…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Benchmarking, Advanced Placement Programs
Muli, Juliana; Gilleland, Kevin; McMillen, Brad – Wake County Public School System, 2014
As the ACT has become part of North Carolina's mandatory testing program, SAT participation in Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and North Carolina has declined in recent years. However, SAT performance in WCPSS remains high compared to state and national averages. In 2012-13, students in WCPSS continued to score 50-60 points higher on the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Testing Programs, Public Schools, School Districts
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered in…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Public Health, Health Promotion
McMillen, Brad; Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana – Wake County Public School System, 2014
In April 2014 the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) released its annual statewide Dropout Report covering the 2012-13 school year. This district report contains the dropout rate for WCPSS high school students and also depicts rates for other large school districts in North Carolina (NC) in addition to selected WCPSS student…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, High School Students, School Districts, Educational Trends
Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The SAT is a national college entrance examination offered by the College Board and consists of three parts: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. The top score for each part is 800, for a total possible score of 2400. Colleges use SAT scores, in conjunction with other tools, to measure students' potential for success at the postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Aptitude Tests, College Readiness, Benchmarking
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
Each spring, the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) surveys 4th, 7th, and 10th grade students about their perception of various aspects of their school experience, measuring students' impressions of their school, school safety, teachers, academics, future ready skills, and technology. The 2013-14 results indicate that elementary school…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Experience, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor the health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, State Surveys, Personality Measures
Regan, Roger – Wake County Public School System, 2014
In today's economy, graduating from high school is more important than ever. The economic consequences of dropping out of high school are more severe than in the past, with diminished job prospects and life-time earnings (Rouse, 2007). There are also substantial social costs associated with high school dropouts such as lower productivity and tax…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics
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