Key elements for the grade were based on:
• Student performance on the required end-of-grade and end-of-course tests.
• Academic growth outcomes.
• School Performance Grades for the school and school-level subgroups.
• Long-term goals to improve achievement and reduce performance gaps.
• Cohort graduation rates.
The report helps to promote academic achievement of schools in the state and helps gauge student and school achievements against state and national standards. The assessments and other performance indicators assist educators, parents, and other stakeholders measure the progress of their schools and identify areas for improvement.
Academic growth is an indication of the progress that students in the school made over the previous year. The standard is roughly equivalent to a year’s worth of expected growth for a year of instruction. Growth is reported for each school as Exceeded Growth Expectations, Met Growth Expectations, or Did Not Meet Growth Expectations as measured by EVAAS, a statistical tool North Carolina uses to measure student growth when common assessments are administered.
School Performance Grades have been used in North Carolina since the 2013-14 school year and are based on each school’s achievement score and students’ academic growth.
Congratulations to Summerfield staff and students for the excellent work!
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