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The 2016-17 North Carolina School Report Card for Carolina International School, a North Carolina Public Charter School located in Cabarrus County, is now available for public viewing. The Report Card is based on the performance results and data from the 2016-2017 school year. The North Carolina School Report Card is an important part of the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instructions’ efforts to raise learning standards for all students. Knowledge gained from the report card on a school's strengths and weaknesses can be used to improve instruction and services to students.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, community member or business owner, I hope you will take the time to look at our school report card closely. You will find information regarding student performance, performance on end-of-grade and end-of-course testing, school discipline, funds spent per student, student demographics, teacher qualifications, school and class size, principal qualifications, and much more.
State assessments are designed to help insure that all students reach high learning standards. They show whether students are getting the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels and beyond.
North Carolina releases performance grades for all public schools across the state. The measures, called School Performance Grades, are required by the legislature and give every school a letter grade from A to F. As noted above, the most recent set of grades is for the 2016-2017 school year and are based entirely on standardized test scores.
Carolina International School earned an overall grade of C for the 2016-17 school year. The data gained both from this report and from the standardized testing we are engaged in again this coming December and May is and will be used to continue our efforts to ensure that all students at our school are successful and grow to their fullest academic potential.
We also fully recognize that, though standardized testing results are important, they present at best only a partial picture of student progress and achievement. Indeed, best educational practice is to differentiate curriculum, instruction, and assessment according to student learning styles, ability/readiness levels, and personal interests. In other words, relative to assessment, students should be provided with multiple and varied means to demonstrate mastery, and standardized tests simply don't provide such but rather take a one size fits all approach, an approach contrary to our school's philosophy of personalizing the learning experience for our students.
For your convenience, here are two links which will take you directly to our School's Snapshots for the 2016-17 school year: https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=13A000&year=2017&lang=english
Our school’s full Report Card as well as those of all other NC public schools can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website at https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools, and alternative schools that were open during the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. This site also provides online resources which help explain the School Performance Grades.
We continue to be energized by the good things we have happening at our school on a daily basis, and by the desire we have to continue to grow our school into achieving its full potential!
David R. Kukielski
Head of School