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Testing News and Updates in SCS!
There will be NO End of Year Testing for the 2019-20 School Year

"The State Board of Eeucation unanimously approved the recommendation from Superintendent Johnson and the Department of Public Instruction to seek a waiver of federal testing requirements. This waiver was approved by the United States Department of Education on March 20, 2020.

The following response was issued by the US Department of Education:

Thank you for submitting a request on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to waive certain requirements in section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) related to assessment and accountability requirements. Based on our review of NCDPI’s request, it appears to meet all statutory requirements and, accordingly, we intend to issue a formal approval of the NCDPI’s waiver request in the coming weeks. You may begin to implement the waivers while we process the formal approval.

In collaboration with DPI the SBE will request the North Carolina General Assembly grant waivers of the following State Statutes regarding testing and accountability for the 2020 school year. "

This link will provide basic background information to help you understand the 2018-19 school accountability data, including the School Performance Grades and the new FOUR Achievement Levels for Math.
For more information on the new FOUR Achievement Levels for Math as well as other Individual Student Report Document please visit the linked NC DPI webpage here.
Click HERE to visit NC DPI Accountability Service's Accountability and Test Results page.
2019-20 Stanly County Schools Testing Calendar is now available HERE.
For an overview of the NC Testing Program, by grade levels and test, please click HERE.

To see our district or any of our schools' 2017-18 NC School Report Cards, please click HERE.

The question has been asked, "Why so many tests?" Most are mandated by the NC Department of Instruction. See a list of the tests/assessments administered in Stanly County Schools

2017-18 NC Accountability and SPG Results are available at http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/accountability/reporting/

Old News, but still useful!!
2015-16 School Report Cards are available at https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/landing.html. Resources for using the NC School Report Cards can be found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src/resources/

Previous NC School Report Cards
To access an archived version of the NC School Report Cards (2001-2013 please visit http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/

Addition of the Fifth Achievement Level -
The State Board of Education adopted at its March 2014 meeting a methodology to add a new achievement level. With this additional achievement level, the State will now report five achievement levels. The Understanding the Five Achievement Levels Assessment Brief from April 2014 helps to explain the new levels.

Contact Information

Tim Hatley, Director of Testing & Accountability
1000-4 North First Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: 704.961.3000