16 ncac 06d .0502         Student Accountability Standards

(a)  Gateway 1—Grade 3. In addition to meeting local promotion requirements, students in grade 3 shall demonstrate proficiency by having assessment scores at Level III or above on end-of-grade assessments in both reading and mathematics. Students who score at Level III or above and who meet all local promotion requirements shall be promoted to grade 4 unless the school principal shall determine otherwise in consultation with teacher(s). These requirements shall become effective with the 2001-02 school year.

(b)  Gateway 2—Grade 5. In addition to meeting local promotion requirements, students in grade 5 shall demonstrate proficiency by having assessment scores at Level III or above on end-of-grade assessments in both reading and mathematics. Additionally, LEAs shall use the grade 4 writing assessment as a screen to determine whether students are making adequate progress in developing writing skills. If a student has not scored at or above grade level proficiency as defined in Rule .0501(3) of this Section on the grade 4 writing assessment, the school shall provide intervention and assistance to develop writing skills. The principal and teacher(s) shall use locally developed and scored writing samples during grade 5 to determine if students have made adequate progress in order to be promoted to grade 6. Students who score at Level III or above on reading and mathematics, who meet all local promotion standards, and who make adequate progress in writing shall be promoted to grade 6, unless the school principal shall determine otherwise in consultation with teacher(s).

(c)  Gateway 3—Grade 8. In addition to meeting local promotion requirements, students in grade 8 shall demonstrate proficiency by having assessment scores at Level III or above on an end-of-grade assessment in both reading and mathematics. Additionally, the LEA shall use the grade 7 writing assessment as a screen to determine whether students are making adequate progress in developing writing skills. If a student has not scored at or above grade level proficiency as defined in Rule .0501(3) of this Section on the grade 7 writing assessment, the school shall provide intervention and assistance to develop writing skills. The principal and teacher(s) shall use locally developed and scored writing samples during grade 8 to determine if students have made adequate progress to be promoted to grade 9. Students who score at Level III or above on reading and mathematics, who meet all local promotion standards, and who make adequate progress in writing shall be promoted to grade 9 unless the school principal shall determine otherwise in consultation with teacher(s).

(d)  Gateway 4—Grade 12. Students shall meet state graduation requirements as defined by Rule .0503 of this Section and local school board requirements to receive a North Carolina high school diploma.

 

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; August 1, 2001.