Welcome to the Craven County Schools 2014-2015 NC Report Card. At this site, you will be able to view the information on the performance of all the schools in our district.
I encourage everyone to take time to view the information on the NC Report Card. The North Carolina School Report Card provides a snapshot of not only how our district is performing but also how each individual school is accomplishing the required expectations set by the state and federal mandates established by the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act).
The NC Report Card will provide detailed information about school and student performance. This includes analysis of all end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) test results, class sizes, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality, to list a few. School Academic Growth Status will also be displayed for each school and this indicator measures the academic growth of the school’s students from the previous year to the current year through a software system called EVAAS™ (Education Value-Added Assessment System).
For the second year, as required by legislation, each school will receive a letter grade (A-F) to describe its students’ performance. This grade is calculated by taking 80 percent of academic achievement based on EOG/EOC results and 20 percent of growth. The high schools will have 4 other indicators that will be used to measure academic achievement: ACT, ACT WorkKeys, percent of students passing Math III, and the cohort graduation rate. This year’s letter grade is on a 15 point scale: 85-100=A, 70-84=B, 55-69=C, 40-54=D, and less than 40=F.Please take into consideration that this letter grade is only one limited measure of how a school is performing.
As a district, we do have several student performance indicators to celebrate as we continue to work towards preparing our students to be career and college ready:
22 out of our 25 schools met or exceeded growth (13 exceeded growth/9 schools met growth).
In Grades 3-8, 14 out of 20 of our schools increased their level of proficiency in math.
In Grades 3-8, 8 out of 20 of our schools increased their level of proficiency in reading.
In Grades 5 & 8, 15 out of 20 of our schools demonstrated greater proficiency than the state on the Science EOG test.
Our district’s Graduation Cohort Rate (85.3%) is directly aligned with the state rate (85.4%).
Our teachers and staff work extremely hard to prepare our students to be today’s learners…tomorrow’s leaders. While there are always opportunities for improvement, we are very fortunate to be part of a school system family comprised of caring teachers, hardworking students, supportive parents, and a gracious community. These strong connections cannot be reflected through the results on the state report card. We thank you for your support of Craven County Schools and if you have further questions, please contact the principal and/or teacher at your child’s school.
Dr. Lane B. Mills