This table can be used to compare the performance of different student groups in your district on the state End-of-Grade tests. Keep in mind that these numbers report only the percentage of students in each group who received scores of Achievement Level III or above on BOTH the reading and math tests. If a student took only one of the two tests or if he/she passed only one of the two tests, his/her score is not included here.
North Carolina is working hard to eliminate performance differences between the groups of students listed in this table. Check this table for large differences in the percentages of students performing at or above grade level across the groups shown. Do some groups have significantly fewer students passing than others? District leaders can discuss the measures your district is taking to close those gaps. Consider working with your district superintendent to set district-wide goals for closing achievement gaps and to define specific strategies for eliminating them.
In addition to viewing student performance by demographic groups, it is important to know how student performance is distributed. Click on the triangle symbol beneath this table to view student performance grouped by gender, race/ethnicity and other factors at each of the four performance levels (Levels I-IV). Are most of the district's students achieving ABCs Level III to be considered at or above grade level? Or does the district have a significant percentage of students scoring at Level IV (the highest level) on ABCs tests? Is there a large group of students at Level II (just below grade level) who might make it to grade level with a bit of extra help? In order to make decisions about how to direct district resources, it is important to know how many students need particular programs. Districts with a high percentage of students at Level IV may direct more money to AIG (academically/intellectually gifted) programs while districts with a large percentage of students scoring at Level II might focus their resources on extended day instruction or other remediation programs.
Please note that the percentages appearing in these tables will not total 100 percent across each row. Whenever there are fewer than five scores in a category, a percentage is not reported so that student test results remain anonymous. Instead, a N/A (not available) appears in place of the percentage. Also to protect student privacy, any percentage that is higher than 95 appears as >95%, and any percentage that is lower than 5 appears as <5%.
For more additional technical information about these data, see the Data Sources & Information Guide. For additional information about End-of-Course tests, please visit the NC Department of Public Instructionís ABCs website.