assessments

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    Test scores 2018-19: School performance growth

    Proficiency is one way to measure student performance.  Growth is another.  While proficiency is determined by the number of questions answered correctly, growth captures performance relative to scores on previous tests.  A student may not reach proficiency, but they may demonstrate positive growth.  Likewise, a student may be proficient,…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2019
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    Test scores 2018-19: Elementary and middle school reading, math, and science

    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…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2019
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    New Assessments for Kindergarteners – Bigger Concern Is Data Collection

    North Carolina kindergartners arriving at school this fall will be given the new Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA). In fact, this assessment has to be completed the first 60 days of school. This assessment is not paper and pencil, but a process used by teachers anytime during the day to gather…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, August 20, 2015
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    Proposed Change to NC Testing Program

    LAST YEAR the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) developed assessments aligned to the new Common Core Standards.  Even though the tests were given to students spring of 2013, the State Board did not release the extremely low scores until November of 2013. Previously Dr. Terry Stoops expressed…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, February 14, 2014