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Cover Story: ABCs results show school performance improved

More North Carolina public schools met or exceeded expectations on standardized test results last school year and fewer schools received the lowest-performing label.

State education officials today released the results of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken in grades 3 through 12.

They show 88 percent of the nearly 2,500 schools in the state that were scored met academic growth goals, compared with 81 percent in the previous school year.

Test scores got a boost in part because results now include scores for students who retook end-of-course exams for high school classes.

More schools received highest honors this year and only 16 schools were designated as "low performing" compared with 75 a year ago. Those schools can get special help from the state.

95 percent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools met the state's growth goal.  However, CMS also had a disproportionate number of schools at the bottom.  Nine neighborhood schools in high-poverty areas had total pass rates of 50 percent or lower.


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