NC Superintendent Mark Johnson unveiled the newly redesigned NC School Report Card website this past week.
“The brand-new website, schoolreportcards.nc.gov, is a resource for parents and educators that provides the transparency they need into the characteristics and performance of our public schools in an easy-to-use format,” Johnson said in a statement. “As a parent, I believe this is the kind of information the public needs about our schools, in an accessible format we can all understand. As a former ninth-grade teacher, I am particularly excited to launch the student-readiness indicator, which shows how prepared students are when they enter a school.”
The newly redesigned NC School Report Card site is hosted by SAS. More detailed school information, also hosted by SAS, is located at a separate link. Contract information regarding this project has been requested by American Lens but was not received by publication time.
NC School Report Card New Features
The website includes two primary new features. One is information related to Career and Technical Education (CTE). This set of data includes the types of courses which are offered and the number of “industry-recognized credentials” earned by students.
The other new feature is a “student readiness indicator.” This set of statistics displays the percentage of students entering the lowest grade in any given school who were rated “proficient in both reading and math at the end of the previous year.”
A useful reporting printing option was also added to the site. Users can download reports in PDF format.
The new NC School Report Card website will allow for a side-by-side comparison of schools. The press release about the redesign notes that schools are structured differently and that the Report Cards should not be used to rank schools.
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