The new 2012-13 North Carolina School Report Cards were released Tuesday, allowing parents to get a detailed look at conditions in their childs public school.
Information is available on a number of areas, including a schools test scores, graduation rate, teacher quality, school safety and access to new technology. Parents can compare the data for individual schools with district-wide and state results.
The report cards show the initial results from the states new READY accountability testing model. The exams were based on the harder Common Core standards, resulting in much lower passing rates than in previous years.
With the transition to a new statewide Standard Course of Study, new assessments and a new school accountability model, the 2012-13 school year was the beginning of a new chapter in public education in North Carolina, said State Superintendent June Atkinson in a written statement. I encourage every parent, business leader and community member to use this online tool to learn more about our public schools so we can help all students graduate prepared for college, a career and citizenship.
Schools were supposed to begin distributing condensed versions of the report cards to parents across the state Tuesday. Distribution was hampered by forecasts of inclement weather that resulted in some school districts closing Tuesday.
The information is also available online at www.ncreportcards.org.