HAMLET — The centerpiece of the Richmond County Board of Education’s monthly public meeting on Tuesday was all about test scores.
Cynthia Magee, director of testing and accountability, gave an overview of the READY Accountability Report from the recent state assessments. The report provides analysis of all end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) tests.
Magee’s report indicated that parents should expect a new developmental scale, more rigorous standards, fewer students who are proficient and lower overall performance composite for schools and the district. This is an ordinary trend, Magee said.
According to the report, the current four-year graduation rate for Richmond County is 74.2 percent, and the current five-year graduation rate is 75.5 percent. The graduation rate for North Carolina is 82.5 percent.
With regards to the individual report, Magee said that an individual student report will be printed for each student and sent to parents. This report will include each child’s scale score, achievement level and percentile ranking. It will also include a comparison to the school, district and state along with a description on each child’s achievement level.
The board also passed the required local option goals set out by Cordova School and Leak Street High School for the 2013-14 school year.
Policies that were passed on Tuesdays meeting includes: 1310-4002 Parental Involvement, 1510-4200-7270 School Safety, 3102 Online Instruction, 3110 Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction and 4235-6130 First Aid-Emergency Health Care. Policy Policy 1710-4021-7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying was removed from the agenda and placed on next month’s meeting to discuss approval.
Each of these policies may be viewed at richmond.k12.nc.us by clicking the “Board of Education” tab.