ELIMINATION OF COMPETENCY AND COMPUTER SKILLS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Note: This web page is only an archive. This assessment was eliminated effective with the 2009-10 school year.
Elimination of State-Administered Competency Tests
To comply with Senate Bill 202/S.L. 2009-451, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) eliminated, effective July 1, 2009, the Competency Tests in Reading and Mathematics and the Computer Skills Tests and their alternates. Because there are students who have failed to meet the competency/and or computer skills proficiency standards, a Transition Plan for Competency and Computer Skills that addresses the graduation requirements for these students, was developed by the NCDPI and presented to the State Board of Education on September 3, 2009.
Transition Plan for Competency and Computer Skills (pdf, 67kb)
A plan for students who have not met proficiency on the North Carolina Reading and/or Mathematics Competency Test(s), and/or the North Carolina Computer Skills Test(s), and/or their alternate assessment(s).
- Letter to LEA Superintendents and Charter School Directors (September 8, 2009)
Letter from Dr. June St. Clair Atkinson announcing the elimination of the North Carolina Competency and Computer Skills proficiency requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions (Revised May 17, 2010) (pdf, 68kb)
A list of frequently asked questions and answers concerning the transition plan for the North Carolina Competency and Computer Skills Tests
- SAMPLE: STUDENT NOTIFICATION LETTER (doc, 31kb)
Sample letter that can be used to notify students of their opportunity to petition for a diploma
- SAMPLE: PETITION FORM (doc, 38kb)
Sample form that LEAs may use to collect student information from a student who petitions for a diploma
- TRANSCRIPT NOTE (pdf, 96kb)
Note to be attached to each student's transcript whose petition was approved
- HISTORY OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (pdf, 24kb)
List the graduation requirements for students who graduated in 1980-81 through 2008-09
- ELECTRONIC DIPLOMA ARCHIVE (Revised May 2010) (xls, 37kb)
Spreadsheet to record information on students who earned a diploma as a result of Senate Bill 202/S.L. 2009-451. Schools/LEAs will be required to submit this file to the NCDPI.