State Board of Education Receives Final ABCs Accountability Report
According to the 2011-12 ABCs of Public Education report today presented to State Board of Education members, nearly 80 percent (79.5 percent) of North Carolina public schools met or exceeded their academic growth goals. This is the final year of the ABCs of Public Education accountability program before the state transitions to the READY school accountability model in the 2012-13 school year. The report also found that 46.2 percent (1,165 schools) of all schools met all of their Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs). AMOs have replaced the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measures previously required by the U.S. Department of Education. State Superintendent June Atkinson noted that the ABCs model has served North Carolina well by focusing on school-level accountability, but that the new READY accountability model will more squarely measure career and college readiness.