NC Releases Annual Progress Report On Test Scores

Many of North Carolina's 2,500 schools failed to meet the grade for adequate yearly progress.

Only two of Beaufort County's 14 schools met all of their goals. Five out of 16 schools in Carteret County passed. Almost half of Craven County schools made the mark. Lenoir County had three of their 17 schools pass. In Onslow County, three of the 35 schools met their goals. Pitt County did not have any of its 36 schools pass.

The schools that fail two years in a row in the same subject have to give parents the option to transfer their child to another school.

The results are preliminary, and Beaufort County Schools Superintendent says these results should not be used a sole indicator of success. In order to pass the AYP, a school must meet 100 percent of its targets.

You can click the related link below to check AYP results for every school in the state.

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New data will show how North Carolina's public schools stack up against federal performance standards.

The state Department of Public Instruction on Thursday releases how many children in different categories and how many schools met standards for adequate yearly progress in the school year that wrapped up in June.

Schools are required by the decade-old federal No Child Left Behind law to measure the reading and mathematics abilities of students every year. All public school children are required to perform at grade level in three years.

This year's proficiency targets are for 72 percent of students in grades 3-8 to read at grade level and for 89 percent to meet math standards. For 10th graders, 69 percent must be proficient in reading and 84 percent in mathematics.

You can click the related link below to check all AYP results.

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