2011-12 Data Sources & Information
Safe, Orderly & Caring
All schools, school districts and charter schools
are required to report to the NC Department of Public Instruction
the 16 reportable acts of crime and violence occurring
in school, on a school bus, on school grounds, or during an off-campus school-sponsored
activity to the NC Department of Public Instruction. The report card provides data on
all reported acts occurring at the school.
Reported acts may include the following.
- Possession of a weapon
- Possession of controlled substance in
- Possession of alcoholic beverage
- Possession of a firearm
- Assault involving use of a weapon
- Assault on school
- Assault resulting in serious injury
- Robbery with a dangerous weapon
- Taking indecent liberties
- Sexual offense
- Sexual assault
- Bomb threat
Definitions of each reportable act and additional information
about school reporting requirements are available on the NC Department of Public
Website at www.ncpublicschools.org/research/discipline/.
Data are gathered throughout the year by schools, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and charters
and submitted to the NC Department of
Rates are derived by dividing each school's total number of reported acts by the school’s final Average Daily Membership (ADM)
for the 2010-11 school year and then multiplying by 100.
The total number of acts along with the ADM
also is reported.
Source: NCDPI, Federal
Program Monitoring and Support Division, "Consolidated Data Reports," 2011-12.
Persistently Dangerous Schools
Data are collected, along with the crime and violence and suspension and expulsion data,
by June 30 of each year. Before the decision to label a school persistently dangerous is made,
an external team reviews the school’s portfolio information. The final decision for labeling
a school as persistently dangerous is the responsibility of the State Board of Education.
Source: NCDPI, Federal
Program Monitoring and Support Division, 2011-12.
Student Suspensions & Expulsions
Schools are required to report out-of-school suspensions to the state. Out-of-school
suspensions are typically divided into short-term (10 days or less) and long-term
(more than 10 days).
Rates are derived by dividing each school's total number of reported incidents by Final Average Daily
Membership (ADM) for the 2010-11 school year and then multiplying by 100.
Data are gathered throughout the year by schools, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and charters and
submitted electronically to the NC Department of
Source: NCDPI, Federal
Program Monitoring and Support Division, “Consolidated Data Reports,” 2011-12.
The attendance rate is calculated by dividing the final Average Daily Attendance
(ADA) in the school year by the final Average Daily Membership (ADM) in the
In order to be considered in attendance, a student (except for
hospital/homebound or staggered kindergarten) must be present in the school
for the school day, or at a place other than the school with the approval of
the appropriate school official for the purpose of attending an authorized
school activity. Such activities may include field trips, athletic contests,
student conventions, musical festivals or any similarly approved
District and state counts are the averages for schools
in the same grade range category (elementary; middle; high; combined elementary,
elementary and middle; or combined middle and high).
Source: NCDPI, Financial & Business
Services, School Business Division, Principal's Monthly Report, 2011-12.
Books & Technology
Each year, schools must complete an online technology report.
All reports are due on June 30. The Technology Director in
each Local Education Agency (LEA) verifies all school data (by July 1)
is processed (July 17) and published on August 1. The report requests
that schools report all information as of June 30th. Schools and LEAs may amend
reports before August.
- Number of Books Per Student
Schools are asked to provide the total number of books in their media center
or library collection. Periodicals, software titles, and videotapes
may not be included. Schools are directed to count no more than five
(5) copies of a single title and to count encyclopedias as one book. This
divided by the final Average Daily Membership (ADM) for the school year to produce
the average number of books per student.
- Average Age of Books in the Media
Schools are asked to respond to the inquiry, “What is the average age of
your media collection?” Age is based on the last copyright date of
each book in the school media center or library.
- Number of Students Per Instructional Digital Learning Device
Schools are asked to provide a count of the total number of digital learning devices that
they use for student instruction in their media center/library, general/academic
general/academic labs, vocational education classrooms, vocational education
labs, and other areas. This total is divided by the final average daily membership
(ADM) for the school year to produce the average number of students per instructional
digital learning device.
- Number of Students per Internet-Connected Digital Learning Device
Schools are asked to provide a count of the total number of Internet-connected
digital learning devices available to students in their school. This total is divided by
the final average daily membership (ADM) for the school year to produce the
number of students per Internet-connected digital learning device.
- Percentage of Classrooms
Connected to the Internet
Schools are asked to provide the total number of Internet-connected classrooms
in their school. This total of Internet-connected classrooms is divided by
the total number of classrooms in the school to produce the percentage of
classrooms connected to the Internet.
District and state averages
for this indicator include data from all schools, without regard to school
As available, data from charter schools
Source: NCDPI, Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Division, Instructional Technology Section,
Annual Media & Technology