Burlington school system makes high growth in last year of standards

August 5, 2012 by  

In a report released Thursday, 29 of the 35 schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System in North Carolina achieved the rate of growth expected, as measured by the ABC’s of Public Education, with 15 of those 29 making high growth.

The 2011-2012 academic year was the last year that that the ABC’s of Public Education, a series of test scores, will be used for measuring performance in education. The Alamance-Burlington School System is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing to make parents and the community aware of these results and of the new standards that will be in place beginning the next academic year for both assessment and teaching.

In addition to these numbers, the state designated 11 schools in the school system as Schools of Distinction which meant that between 80 and 90 per cent of the students tested at or beyond the level of proficiency as designated by the state and the school makes either high or envisioned growth. There were no schools in the category of Schools of Excellence in which 90 per cent of students test at or above the level of proficiency and the school makes at least the envisioned growth.

The new standard to be implemented for the 2012-2013 academic year will be the Standard Course of Study which will align the education of students in North Carolina with that of students in other parts of the United States and will include the new standards for math and English known as the “Common Core”.