section .0500 - DEFINITIONS
16 NCAC 06D .0501 DEFINITIONS
As used in this Subchapter:
(1) "adequate progress" shall mean student performance at or near grade level as indicated by student work, assessment data, and other evaluation information.
(2) "focused intervention" shall mean help for students in attaining competency goals and objectives. The help or assistance shall be based on a diagnosis of what the student knows and is able to do. The strategies for helping the student shall be based on the diagnosis of the student's work.
(3) "grade level proficiency" shall mean Level III or above on end-of-grade assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8. In grades K-2, teachers shall identify those students who are not performing at grade-level expectations. The levels of student performance shall be defined as follows:
(a) "Level I" shall mean that the student fails to achieve at a basic level. Students performing at this level do not have sufficient mastery of knowledge and skills in this subject area to be successful at the next grade level.
(b) "Level II" shall mean that the student achieves at a basic level. Students performing at this level demonstrate inconsistent mastery of knowledge and skills in this subject area and are minimally prepared to be successful at the next grade level.
(c) "Level III" shall mean that the student achieves at a proficient level. Students performing at this level consistently demonstrate mastery of grade level subject matter and skills and are well prepared for the next grade level.
(d) "Level IV" shall mean that the student achieves at an advanced level. Students performing at this level consistently perform in a superior manner clearly beyond that required to be proficient at grade level work.
(4) "instructionally sound" shall mean a practice or strategy that reflects research findings and the achievement needs of students. The practice shall take into account student learning styles, effective delivery of content and skills, diagnosis, monitoring, and evaluation.
History Note: Authority G.S. 115C-12(9b); 115C-81(b)(4); N.C. Constitution, Article IX, Sec. 5;
Eff. December 1, 1999;
Amended Eff. January 2, 2006; April 1, 2005.