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North Carolina ABCs. Accountability, Basics, Local Control Heidi Shields ED 310 6/21/10. Holy Acronymity. Requirements. Rationale. State Accountability for Education- Measure Growth Over Time Improve Schools Accountability at the School Level Target School Improvement Efforts

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north carolina abcs

North Carolina ABCs

Accountability, Basics, Local Control

Heidi Shields ED 310 6/21/10

rationale
Rationale
  • State Accountability for Education- Measure Growth Over Time
    • Improve Schools
    • Accountability at the School Level
    • Target School Improvement Efforts

Formally began in 1996-97 statewide

abcs no child left behind
ABCs + No Child Left Behind
  • 2002-03 School Year
  • A New Layer of Accountability
    • To Close Achievement Gaps in Population Sub-Groups
    • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

An all or nothing measure.

to meet sub group targets 08 09
To meet sub-group targets (08-09)
  • Reading
  • 43.2% of students proficient
  • Proficient is III or IV
  • Sub-group Categories:
    • Multi-Racial
    • White
    • Economically Dis.
    • Limited English Proficiency
  • Math
  • 77.2% of students proficient
    • American Indian
    • Asian
    • Black
    • Hispanic
    • Students with Disabilities
how is success measured
How is success measured?
  • Performance Composite
    • % of students showing proficiency (III or IV) ABCs
  • Growth
    • Academic Change Measure
    • Rate of student learning (standard=1yr growth) ABCs
  • AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)
    • Proficiency of sub-groups NCLB
student success
Student Success
  • A look at the parent guide to EOG scores.
teacher success
Teacher Success
  • What percentage of my students are proficient? (Performance Composite)
  • How much did my students grow academically? I hope it was at least as much as they grew last year. That will = 0. (Growth)
school success
School Success
  • What percent of our student body is proficient? (Performance Composite)
  • What is the overall growth rate for our school? (Growth)
  • Are our subgroups meeting the target? (% Proficient) (Adequate Yearly Progress)
rewards
Rewards
  • School status labels and recognition
    • Where would you like to teach?
      • Priority School
      • School of Progress
      • School of Distinction
      • School of Excellence
      • Honor School of Excellence
  • Sorry, no more financial incentives.
    • High Growth $1,500 (60% of students=expected growth)
    • Expected Growth $750 (average growth for school students learning at the same rate as previous year)
consequences
Consequences
  • If you are a Title I school (40% of your students qualify for free/reduced lunch)…
    • If you miss your AYP for 2 years in the same content area (i.e. math, or reading)
      • School Choice Corrective Action
      • Supplemental Education Services Restructuring
  • State Sanctions
    • If you do not meet your growth standard (change=0)
    • And your performance composite is less than 50%
      • Comprehensive Support from District and School Transformation Division
      • You are a “Low Performing School”
nc school report card
NC School Report Card
  • http://www.ncreportcards.org/src
  • Dr. Andrew Peoples 2008
    • Study of 379 Middle Schools
    • Schools with higher SES had higher mean growth and higher change ratios than schools with lower SES.
    • Educators recognize and remove barriers for children with lower SES backgrounds.
references
References

Peoples, Andrew. (2008) The relationship of school size and socioeconomic status for middle grades growth status on end of grade tests in north carolina. Retrieved from: http://etd-submit.etsu.edu/etd/theses/available/etd-0314108-104428f.pdf

*Public Schools of North Carolina. (2009). Abcs/ayp 2009 accountability report background packet. Retrieved from Public Schools of North Carolina Website: http://www.abcs.ncpublicschoolss.org/abcs/

Public Schools of North Carolina. (2009). The Abcs of public education: academic change for schools 2008-2009. Retrieved from Public Schools of North Carolina Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/abc/2008-09.pdf

Public Schools of North Carolina. (2009). Determining adequate yearly progress (ayp) 2008-09. Retrieved from Public Schools of North Carolina Website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/reporting/abc/2008-09.pdf

Public Schools of North Carolina. (2010). Understanding the individual student report for the north carolina end of grade tests: grades 3, 4. and 5. NCDPI Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program.