N.

CAROLINA AT A GLANCE

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

N. CAROLINA STUDENTS
N.C. Total Students Low-Income Students Limited English Proficient Students with Disabilities 1,416,436 42.6% 5.2% 13.6% United States 49,676,964 40.9% 8.5% 13.6%

MAPPING N. CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS 2008

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

N. CAROLINA SCHOOLS
N.C. Number of Schools Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress Schools in Need of Improvement Schools in Restructuring 2,348 1030 (44.8%) 449 49 United States 98,905 64,546 (70%) 10,676 2,302

Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and midway to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles: High Standards Annual Assessments Accountability for Results Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT) Information and Options for Parents All Children on Grade Level By 2014

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

N. CAROLINA FACTS AND FIGURES
Total NCLB Funding (2007): $497,179,879; a 75% increase over 2001 levels Public AYP Release Date: July 2007 Testing System Status: Approved Approval Expected Approval Pending

N. CAROLINA TEACHERS

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

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NORTH CAROLINA’S RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT
Reading Achievement for 2006-2007 North Carolina 4th Graders
State Data– % Proficient All White Black Hispanic Low Income 85% 92% 76% 77% 79% NAEP Data– % Basic 64% 75% 45% 49% 49% NAEP Data– % Proficient 29% 39% 12% 18% 16%

PREPARING N. CAROLINA STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS

North Carolina 8th Graders
State Data– % Proficient 88% 94% 80% 76% 81% NAEP Data– % Basic 71% 82% 53% 56% 57% NAEP Data– % Proficient 28% 39% 10% 16% 14%

The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Math Achievement for 2006-2007 North Carolina 4th Graders
State Data– % Proficient All White Black Hispanic Low Income 68% 79% 48% 59% 57% NAEP Data– % Basic 85% 94% 68% 84% 76% NAEP Data– % Proficient 41% 56% 15% 28% 24%

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

North Carolina 8th Graders
State Data– % Proficient 65% 77% 45% 54% 52% NAEP Data– % Basic 73% 85% 53% 61% 58% NAEP Data– % Proficient 34% 46% 14% 23% 17%

N.C. High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams
Source: College Board

Nation 666,067 (24.2%)

22,039 (31.7%)

OPTIONS FOR PARENTS
# of Eligible N.C. Students Tutoring Choice 71,035 102,333 % of Eligible N.C. Students Participating 9,790 (13.8%) 3,228 (3.2%) % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally 529,627 (14.5%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: North Carolina Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

ACHIEVEMENT TRENDS

FLEXIBILITY OPTIONS FOR STATES– N. CAROLINA
Teacher Incentive Fund Limited English Proficient Partnership Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Guilford County Schools, Community Training & Assistance Center (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C.), Cumberland County Schools Participating Participating Burke County, Cumberland County, Durham County, Guilford County, Moore County, Northhampton County, and Pitt County Participating Not Participating

Tutoring Pilot Growth Model
Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot