by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education (NC WISE) is the state’s repository for student information. The state assigns “codes” to each student enrolled (or formerly enrolled) in a North Carolina public school. Do changes to student coding policies alter the graduation rate? I am told that some NC Department of Public Instruction employees think so .
I do not know enough about NC WISE coding policies and procedures to know for sure, but it is worth a closer look.