• John Locke Update

    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: K-12 Education

    posted March 17, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On March 14, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order that directed all public schools to close to students for at least two weeks.  He further directed the N.C.
  • John Locke Update

    Overview of 2018-19 Public School Accountability Results

    posted September 6, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 state accountability results this week.  The release included end-of-grade and end-of-course test results, growth (or value-added) scores, school performance grades,…
  • John Locke Update

    An Overview of State Test Scores and Such

    posted September 6, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On September 6, the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction released state test scores and other accountability measures for the 2017-18 school year.  Compared to the…
  • Press Release

    Test score fiasco must prompt change

    posted October 31, 2006
    RALEIGH – State education officials canceled a news conference today, a move that helps hide problems with new statewide math scores. Those scores show how North Carolina’s education testing program…
  • Research Report

    The ABCs of Public Disgrace: North Carolina’s school-accountability system has misled parents and taxpayers

    posted October 31, 2006 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Beginning in 1996, the state implemented a comprehensive program of education testing called the ABCs of Public Education. It did not take long for state leaders to declare North Carolina a national leader in implementing state-level accountability measures. In 1999, then Governor James Hunt declared that, “we’re holding our schools accountable for results. Education Week Magazine says no state is doing more than North Carolina to put in place real and meaningful accountability measures.”

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