More elementary and middle schools in North Carolina are considered low-performing on end-of-grade math tests than in the previous year.
According to figures that state school officials posted online
yesterday, 52 schools landed on the low-performing list, up from
just four schools a year earlier. While 69 percent of schools
qualified for teacher bonuses, only 54 percent qualified this year.
Education officials had warned that higher standards for
achievement on the tests would cause the results to seem worse than
in previous years.
Student passing rates last year reached nearly 90 percent, but
less than 70 percent of elementary and middle school students
passed the latest tests.
Students who score below grade-level on reading, math or writing
will get extra help, and educators and school administrators say
they'll work to get students and parents to understand the higher
To find out how your child's school did in the preliminary ABCs report,