In a press release issued yesterday, Governor Pat McCrory reacted to the release of the A-F school grades.
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor McCrory issued the following statement after the release of the State Board of Education’s 2013-2014 School Performance Grades for traditional public and charter schools.
“Today, our state took a positive first step to provide North Carolina’s parents, communities and policymakers with a clear measure of what matters most: our students’ academic achievement,” Governor McCrory said. “When a school is struggling, we need to work together to provide it the support it needs. When a school is excelling, we need to learn from and spread that excellence, so that every child, regardless of circumstance, has the opportunity to reach their potential.
“Congratulations to those schools which met or exceeded their student growth goals. It’s important that we recognize growth and continuous improvement.
I look forward to working with the General Assembly and my Education Cabinet on policies that will improve student performance. I want to thank our teachers for the hard work they’re putting in each day to make North Carolina’s schools the best in the nation.”
North Carolina’s school performance grades were established in legislation (G.S. §115C-83.15) in the 2013 long legislative session. For more information about school performance grades, visit the Department of Public Instruction’s website here.
Go here for a press release from the Department of Public Instruction and for access to the full reports.