Category Archives: Testing

2018-19 school scores show slight increases, state testing mostly stagnant or falling

School accountability and test results for 2018-19 were released earlier this month.
School A-F grades showed an increase in the number of low performing schools while End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) were yet again mainly stagnant or falling. Continue reading

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The College Board’s Elitist Roots

The College Board recently rolled out its ‘Adversity score’ system which is a score being sent to colleges without the consent of the test taker and of which is made up of 15 metrics chosen by The College Board from sources they won’t disclose. 

This level of elitist ‘we know what’s best for you’ activity from The College Board shouldn’t surprise anyone given the organization’s history is rooted in elitism. Continue reading

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NC 2018 SAT Scores Rise Slightly Over Previous Year

North Carolina SAT exam participation rate and scores for 2018 graduates rose slightly over the previous year’s scores according to the latest results released by the College Board last week. Continue reading

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NC Scores On Latest ACT Test Are Abysmal – #NCed

The latest round of ACT scores are out and North Carolina’s scores were abysmal with only around 18 percent of students meeting the ACT’s “college readiness” benchmarks in English, reading, math, and science. Continue reading

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2017-18 NC EOG Scores Are Out

The 2017-18 North Carolina school grades, EOG scores, and other related testing data have been published by the Department of Public Instruction.

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NC 4th Grade NAEP Math Scores Tumble; Rest are “Steady”

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores for 2017 were released earlier this week.  The NAEP is also referred to as the ‘nation’s report card’ and is considered the ‘gold standard’ of standardized testing for the United States.

North Carolina’s scores were less than positive overall and 4th-grade math scores took a statistically significant a three-point nosedive. Continue reading

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Gates Foundation Props Up Common Core Testing Consortia

The two testing consortia associated with Common Core are still alive in part thanks to new management and a huge grant from Common Core’s largest funder, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Continue reading

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