Key information was recently shared with LEA Superintendents and Charter School Directors regarding the delay in reporting scores for the new End-of-Course assessments. Rebecca Garland, Chief Academic Officer and Angela Quick, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, officially sent the information out on October 30, 2012. The following is a summary of key info for districts administering EOC's in January:
"NCDPI is required to establish new academic achievement levels based on the data from the 2012-2013 administration of the newly revised assessments."
"The scores for these assessments will be delayed until October 2013, pending the scaling and standard-setting process...by the State Board of Education."
"In late January 2013, the NCDPI will provide LEA's with a 0-100 score for each EOC assessment to use for calculating the final grade for the course and to make placement and/or graduation decisions."
"Students assessed on the Algbera I/Integrated I, Biology, and English II EOC's during the fall of 2012-2013 should be assigned 'incompletes' until the 0-100 score is available."
"Once the final grade...is determined, the LEA must determine if students are inappropriately enrolled in spring 2013 courses...The new deadline to drop students...is February 28, 2013." (this will be known as the 10/20 Day Rule-normally students cannot be removed from an EOC course after the 10th instructional day of the semester.)
"The NCHSAA will allow students affected by this delay to continue to participate in athletes if they meet all other eligibility requirements."
"Once the score is available...the score must be used as at least 25% of the student's final grade for the course."
More can be found at the Department of Public Instruction's website. This is simply to assist with communication throughout the state.
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