2016-2017 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.


School Performance Grades
  • The 2016-17 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.  Polk County Schools is the only School System in NC to have 100% of their schools earning a grade of either A or B.





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 2016-17 Reading Proficiency report linked below.  



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 2016-17 school year.  District information is also included in the Report Cards.  Click the link below for more information.  


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.