Yesterday NC DPI released the 2016-17 School Performance and Growth Report. It’s easy to get lost in the all the data, but if you’re truly interested in public education, you’ll take a serious look at this report. Once you get past NC DPI’s spin, you’ll find the overall numbers are not encouraging. What do I mean?
45.9 percent of students in Grades 3 through 8 are proficient in both math and reading.
35.2 percent of traditional public schools are listed as A or B schools, yet only 59 percent of 11th graders met the UNC minimum ACT score of 17.