Accountability & Performance
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) publishes a “Report Card” for each public and charter school in the state. NCDPI also publishes a School Performance Grade for each school, which is primarily based on standardized testing results, and to a smaller degree on academic growth, or the extent to which students improve their standardized testing scores from one year to the next.
The Administration at Carolina International School uses the data from standardized testing and the report card to look at areas where instruction can be improved or services to students can be provided.
The CIS Administration also recognizes 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, which isn’t always captured by standardized tests. CIS will continue our school's philosophy of personalizing the learning experience for our students.
For the 2020 school year, No Score or Letter Grade
For the 2018-19 school year we received an overall Performance Grade of C and a Performance Score of 68, an 11-point improvement from the prior year and only two points away from a Performance Grade of B. We also exceeded our academic growth with an outstanding 90.7!
You can see all of our School Report Cards including our most current year. NC SCHOOL REPORT CARD
Parents Right to Know
Parents are provided with the Right to Request to be provided with information regarding any state or local educational agency’s policy regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by the state or local educational agency. For additional information please contact the CIS Principal.
Read to Achieve
The goal of the State is to ensure that every child read at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve legislative initiative, a part of the Excellent Public Schools Act, third-grade students who are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade will receive special help, including summer reading camp and other interventions to make sure that they can read well enough to be able to do fourth-grade work.
In order to provide continuing support for North Carolina’s youngest readers, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning has developed and released “Literacy at Home.” This digital resource provides literacy activities at each grade level, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Families and communities may access this resource for activities that specifically target the literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and oral language.