High School Exit Standards — Eliminated Effective October 2010
Elimination of the Student Accountability Standards/Gateways at Grades 3, 5, 8, and High School
At its October 7, 2010 meeting, the State Board of Education approved the elimination of the Gateways at grades 3, 5, 8, and high school.
The State no longer requires schools to use the end-of-grade scores as a factor for determining promotion decisions at grades 3, 5, and 8. Students must continue to meet all local promotion requirements.
The State no longer requires high school students to score Achievement Level III or above on the end-of-course assessments of Algebra I, English I, biology, U. S. history, and civics and economics before receiving a high school diploma. Students must continue to meet all other state and local graduation requirements.
Additional information regarding the elimination of the Student Accountability Standards/Gateways will be forthcoming. Please share this information locally.
Questions and Answers: Elimination of the Gateways (Revised December 21, 2010) (pdf, 75kb)
This document provides guidance for questions received by the NCDPI/Testing Policy and Operations Section regarding the State Board of Education's decision to eliminate the Gateways at grades 3, 5, 8, and high school.