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STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS

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A State must collect and publicly report data and other information on whether students are provided high-quality State assessments; whether students with disabilities and limited English proficient students are included in State assessment systems; whether the State makes information available regarding student academic performance in the State compared to the academic performance of students in other States; and the extent to which students graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma and continue on to pursue a college education.


TOPIC SFSF INDICATOR OR DESCRIPTOR RESPONSE /STATUS
Approval Status of State's Assessment System Indicator (c)(1). Confirm the approval status, as determined by the Department, of the State's assessment system under section 1111(b)(3) of the ESEA with respect to reading/language arts, mathematics, and science assessments. NC's reading/language arts, mathematics, and science assessments are Fully Approved by the US Department of Education.

US Department of Education Letter discussing NC's approval status.

(pdf, 815kb)
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 15, 2011

Alternate Assessments Indicator (c)(2). Confirm whether the State has developed and implemented valid and reliable alternate assessments for students with disabilities that are approved by the Department. NC's alternate assessments for students with disabilities are Fully Approved by the US Department of Education.

US Department of Education Letter discussing NC's approval status.

(pdf, 815kb)
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 15, 2011

Alternative Assessments Indicator (c)(3). Confirm whether the State's alternate assessments for students with disabilities, if approved by the Department, are based on grade-level, modified, or alternate academic achievement standards. NC's alternative assessments for students with disabilities are Fully Approved by the US Department of Education.

US Department of Education Letter discussing NC's approval status.

(pdf, 815kb)
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 15, 2011

Analysis of Assessments for Students With Disabilities Indicator (c)(4). Indicate whether the State has completed, within the last two years, an analysis of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the accommodations it provides students with disabilities to ensure their meaningful participation in State assessments. Yes, the State has participated in peer review of its assessment system, and thus has reviewed its accommodations within the last two years.
Students With Disabilities Who Participated in State Assessments Indicator (c)(5). Confirm the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of students with disabilities who are included in State reading/language arts and mathematics assessments. Yes, the number posted is correct.

Students Participating in State Reading and Math Assessments, 2010-2011

(pdf, 25kb)
LAST UPDATED: JULY 2, 2012

Analysis of Assessments for Limited English Proficient Students Indicator (c)(6). Indicate whether the State has completed, within the last two years, an analysis of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the accommodations it provides limited English proficient students to ensure their meaningful participation in State assessments. Yes, the State has participated in peer review of its assessment system, and thus has reviewed its accommodations within the last two years.
Native Language Versions of Assessments Indicator (c)(7). Confirm whether the State provides native language versions of State assessments for limited English proficient students that are approved by the Department. Yes, the information posted is correct. North Carolina does not provide assessments in students' native language.
Limited English Proficient Students Who Participate in State Assessments Indicator (c)(8)). Confirm the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of limited English proficient students who are included in State reading/language arts and mathematics assessments. Yes, the number posted is correct.

Students Participating in State Reading and Math Assessments, 2010-2011

(pdf, 25kb)
LAST UPDATED: JULY 2, 2012

State Report Card & NAEP Progress Indicator (c)(9). Confirm that the State's annual State Report Card (under section 1111(h)(1) of the ESEA) contains the most recent available State reading and mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results as required by 34 CFR 200.11(c). Yes, the NC's annual State Report Card contains the most recent results for reading and math assessments conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).


State School Report Card

Four-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Indicator (c)(10). Provide, for the State, for each LEA in the State, for each high school in the State and, at each of these levels, by student subgroup (consistent with section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II) of the ESEA), the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) of students who graduate from high school using a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as required by 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1)(i). Four Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for 2010-2011, by School and LEA.

(pdf, 1.1mb)
LAST UPDATED: JULY 2, 2012

Students Who Enroll in Higher Education Within 16 Months of Receiving High School Diploma Indicator (c)(11). Provide, for the State, for each LEA in the State, for each high school in the State and, at each of these levels, by student subgroup (consistent with section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II) of the ESEA), of the students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1)(i), the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) who enroll in an institution of higher education (IHE) (as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)) within 16 months of receiving a regular high school diploma. Yes, for Community colleges and the UNC System, North Carolina can track at the aggregate level students who graduate high schools and go on to Higher ED.  NC will have NC Independents data by July 2011. Limitations will remain for out-of-state until a long-term solution is agreed upon. We are investigating the possibility of contracting with the NSC to complete this requirement. This will enable us to capture all in state institution plus out of state participation.

(pdf, 48kb)
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 11, 2010

Students Who Earn One Year of College Within 2 Years of Enrollment in an IHE Indicator (c)(12). Provide, for the State, for each LEA in the State, for each high school in the State and, at each of these levels, by student subgroup (consistent with section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II) of the ESEA), of the students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1)(i) who enroll in a public IHE (as defined in section 101(a) of the HEA) in the State within 16 months of receiving a regular high school diploma, the number and percentage (including numerator and denominator) who complete at least one year's worth of college credit (applicable to a degree) within two years of enrollment in the IHE. No, however, upon the inclusion of the NC Independents the data provided for the C11 will be expanded to capture the two year attainment data. Current time line would be September 2011. We are investigating the possibility of contracting with the NSC to complete this requirement. This will enable us to capture all in state institution plus out of state participation.

(pdf, 48kb)
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 11, 2010

 
 
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