Mecklenburg County School Grades FEB 2015
North Carolina public and charter schools, for the first year, received letter grades, based on a 15-point scale, grades A – F this week. General Assembly legislation approved the change in the 2013 session. Local school officials warn that no single letter grade accurately reflects the abundance of opportunities provided in each and every school in the county. Many reflect that state testing does not demonstrate the abilities of all students and some are in favor of reducing the number of tests that are required now in the schools. Others feel that schools should not be ‘judged’ by their single letter grade and we feel that if you are considering moving to a particular neighborhood, check the schools out yourself. Don’t judge a school based on the letter grade alone.
The grades are based upon the proficiency of students in both reading and math as well as distinguishing academic progress. The grades are calculated based on the school achievement and growth on an 80% achievement/20% growth formula. Grades were earned based on the 15-point scale:
A = 85-100
B = 70-84
C = 55-69
D = 40-54
The 15-point scale will eventually change to a 10-point scale. The following chart reflects grades posted FEB 2015 but, are for the 2013-2014 school year.
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