AN ACT TO MODIFY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE GRADES TO PROVIDE THAT ALL SCHOOLS RECEIVE A GRADE FOR SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT AND A GRADE FOR SCHOOL GROWTH.
Amends GS 115C-12 to require that the annual report card for each local school administrative unit include numerical school achievement and school growth performance scores on a scale of 0-100 and a separate corresponding performance letter grade of A-F for both the school achievement and school growth earned by each school within the unit.
Amends GS 115C-83.15 to require that for all schools, the score for school achievement and the score for growth each be converted to a 100-point scale and used to determine two separate school performance grades, one for school achievement and one for school growth. Changes the previous scores and corresponding letter grades, now providing a score of 85 (was, 90) is equivalent to an A, 70 (was, 80) is equivalent to a B, 55 (was, 70) is equivalent to a C, 40 (was, 60) is equivalent to a D, and less than 40 (was, less than 60) is equivalent to an F. Makes additional conforming changes through the statute to make provisions that applied to performance scores now apply to achievement and school growth scores.
Amends GS 115C-83.17 by defining school performance grades as the letter grades earned by a school for achievement and growth for all students served by a school. Defines school performance scores as the numerical scores earned by a school for achievement and growth that are converted to a 100-point scale. Defines subgroup performance grades as the letter grades earned by a school for achievement and growth for a subgroup of students served by the school. Defines subgroup performance scores as the numerical scores earned by a school for subgroup achievement and subgroup growth that are converted to a 100-point scale.
Makes additional conforming changes.
Applies to school performance grades and report cards issued based on data from the 2018-19 school year.