2015-2016 School Accountability Results

At their September meeting, the State Board of Education released information about the performance of NC students on State and Federal assessments. The links below highlight important sections of this reporting.


Polk County Schools Ranked #2 in NC

  • Based on the percentage of students meeting the Grade Level Proficiency standard, Polk County ranked as the 2nd highest performing school system in NC for combined student performance on both End of Grade and End of Course tests.   



School Performance Grades
  • The 2015-16 school year is the third year for which public schools and charter schools will receive a letter grade under the General Assembly’s A-F School Performance Grades.  The grades are based on the the percentage of students passing End of Year assessments and the students’ academic growth.  





Read to Achieve - Grade 3 Reading Proficiency
  • The NC General Assembly passed the Read to Achieve Law in 2013.  The Law requires all 3rd grade students to demonstrate reading proficiency before being promoted to the 4th grade.  Each year school systems must report the number/percentage of students who met the requirements to be promoted to 4th grade.  All testing reports are required to conceal groups of students that contain fewer than 10 students.  This requirement makes it difficult to fully understand the 2015-16 Reading Proficiency report linked below.  For the 2015-16 school year, Polk County had less than 10 students not meet the Grade 3 Reading Proficiency standard.



State Test Results - All NC Schools
  • The reports linked above were created from data produced by the NC Department of Public Instruction.  To review the full data set, download the files linked on the site below.


North Carolina School Report Cards
  • Report Cards are provided for all public, charter, and alternative schools in operation during the 2014-15 school year here. District information is also included.  Click the link below for more information.  Report Cards for the 2015-16 school year will be available on the site when NC makes them available.


State Testing - Background Information
  • The NC Department of Public Instruction produces the document linked below to help the public interpret the various state and federal testing reports.