RALEIGH — The Public Schools of North Carolina Accountability Services Division has released the state's annual School Performance Grade accountability measurement for the 2017-18 school year.
More than a third of North Carolina’s 2,537 public schools earned As and Bs, with nearly three quarters meeting or exceeding expectations for academic progress. About 22 percent of the schools received a grade of D or F.
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State Superintendent Mark Johnson said that while last year was something of a reset year for measuring performance at the school level, student performance shows the state must continue to stress innovation and personalized learning to ensure continued progress.
“We know that students learn best when instruction is tailored to their needs,” Johnson said, “so we’re adjusting our supports for educators at the state level to help make that happen. Teachers are working hard and our state must transform our system to complement their efforts.”
Johnson said also that he was encouraged by a decline in the number of low-performing schools and districts from the previous year.
“The fact that fewer schools and districts are underperforming is positive news in this year’s accountability report,” Johnson said. “We thank teachers and school leaders for their hard work and hope that more effective support from DPI will continue to improve those numbers.”