The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released state test scores for all public schools. I’ll share some of the highlights on the Locker Room blog throughout the day.
- Students in grades 3-8 statewide (reading): 57.2 percent of students in grades 3-8 were considered Grade Level Proficient (GLP). This is 0.1 percentage point lower than the year before and slightly lower than the 2016-17 score of 57.5 percent. There has not been a meaningful change in state reading scores over the last five years.
- Students in grades 3-8 statewide (math): 58.6 percent of students in grades 3-8 were GLP. Because of a change in the mathematics standards and assessments, the 2018-19 scores should not be compared to scores from previous years.
- Students in grades 5 and 8 statewide (science): 72.6 percent GLP for grade 5 and 78.6 percent GLP for grade 8. The grade 5 average was 3.7 percentage points higher than the 2017-18 score. The grade 8 average was 3 percentage points higher than the 2017-18 score.
Overall, reading performance is stagnant, math performance is TBD, and science performance is strong.