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NC Grade 3-8 EOG Results Show only 46.7% are College Ready

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has released student achievement data for the 2015-16 school year. Data includes school level, district level and student achievement information.

As previously reported, the graduation rate in the state as state by NC DPI is 85.8%. However the grade level proficiency and career and college readiness of students in key subject areas of English and Math remain nearly unchanged and low.

The End of Grade (EOG) exams are given to students in grades 3-8. They consist of two exams, math and english. Science exams are added in grades 5 and 8.

2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
A look at the overall results of all EOG’s shows a state grade level proficiency rate of 56.3%.

The previous year’s state grade level proficiency rate was 55.7%. This represents an increase of just .6%. Continue reading

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Common Core Cheerleading Group Gets Mult-Million Dollar Gates Foundation Grant

An education non-profit known for recruiting teachers to promote Common Core in the political arena has received a large grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In June of 2016, Hope Street Group received a grant for $2,650,003 for the purpose of ‘training teachers on policy’ and working on ‘perception improvements’. Continue reading

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Homeschooling Still Booming In NC, Up 34% Since Implementation of Common Core

Homeschooling numbers are up again in North Carolina.

The number has jumped by 11,415 more students than the previous year and represents the largest number of students homeschooling in the state history. That’s a 10.7% increase over the previous 2014-15 school year.

For point of reference, the 2012-2013 school year was when Common Core was implemented in NC. Since then, the number of homeschooling students in NC has increased by 30,290 or 34.43%.

The number of homeschools rose as well, from 67,804 in 2014-15 to 74,653 in 2015-16. That’s in increase of 6,849 students or 10.1%. Continue reading

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