On November 7, 2013, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the State’s 2012–2013 test results. Looking at the results, you will notice that fewer students achieved a Level 3 or a Level 4 than in previous years. This is because we changed the expectations for students when we adopted the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics and the Essential Standards in Science. The State Board of Education adopted new standards because it wants all students to be on track for success in college and career when they graduate from high school.
Individual Student Reports (ISR) of your child’s 2012–2013 test scores were sent home on December 5, 2013. As you review your child’s score report, remember that test scores should always be considered along with all other available information provided about your child. Any standardized test score is just a single indicator of student performance and just one piece of the educational picture in a school district. Your child’s teacher can best describe your child’s performance on the tests in addition to specific strengths and weaknesses observed throughout the school year.
Parents will typically receive Individual Student Reports a few days after testing (in late May or early June). The delay in the 2012-13 report is due to the validation process for the new test. The score reports you received are for last school year.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Barnes (principal) or Mrs. Bender (counselor).