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It’s Report Card Time For Davidson County Schools
Highlights from the 2015-2016 Davidson County Schools’ NC School Report Card
The North Carolina School Report Cards for 2015-2016 were released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently. North Carolina has combined federal and state requirements to issue one Report Card for each school, each school district, and the state.

Data on test scores, graduation rates, school safety, class size, attendance, faculty qualifications and other measures about Davidson County Schools can be found in the district report card. The snapshots are a condensed version of the online Report Cards and a copy of the school snapshot will be sent home with all students at each school.

The Report cards and relevant information are located on the Report Card website www.ncpublicschools.org/src/. The website provides the opportunity for school-to-school comparisons on the same page and viewing multiple years of data for a school. The NC School Report Cards website includes a Data Source s and Information Guide and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. These publications describe what is included in each of the Report Card sections and provide more details about how to interpret and use the Report Card data.

Highlights from the Davidson County Schools’ 2015-16 School Report Card include a higher rate of fully licensed teachers than the state, a higher average number of highly qualified teachers than the state and the number of teachers with advanced degrees are in line with the state average; DCS middle school teachers are the exception- 3% higher average than the state.

The percentages of Davidson County Schools’ students scoring Level 4 on the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests and the End-of-Course Tests are significantly higher than the state.
Students Scoring at Level 4 meet NC Standard for College and Career Readiness and are performing at or above grade level.

“Our students continue to grow academically and Davidson County students are outperforming the state on End-of-Grade tests and End-of-Course tests,” said Dr. Lory Morrow, Superintendent of Schools.
 
End-of Grade
LEVEL 4
                Reading           Math              Science
District     37.7%             33.3%             47.2%
State       34.5%             29.4%             42.1%
End-of-Course
Level 4
               English II         Math 1          Biology
District     46.3%             40.8%             38.3%
State        43.9%            34.3%              31.5%

Dr. Emily Lipe, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, stated, “We are exceptionally proud of the continued focus our administrators and teachers place on teaching and learning. Without a doubt, student engagement is at an all-time high throughout our district as we are committed to teaching the standards established by the state.”

Schools are assigned a letter grade A-F to reflect overall student academic achievement and growth in the school. The letter grades are based on student performance (80 percent) and academic growth (20 percent). The letter grades are located in the complete version of the online Report Card located on the website.

“Our schools are exemplary learning communities. The letter grade is a state measure and not reflective of all of the learning taking place in our schools on a daily basis,” stated Dr. Lory Morrow, Superintendent of Schools.

The Report Cards are not a complete profile of a school, a district, or even the state. Special programs, initiatives, partnerships and circumstances that may affect various pieces of data are not included in the report.

For more information regarding the Davidson County Schools’ Report Card or to see the full report online, please visit www.ncpublicschools.org/src/ or contact your school.

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