The maps this week look at lesser-known subgroups of students. These include Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and migrant students. As illustrated in the top statewide map, students who are identified as LEP were less proficient in all relevant subjects when compared to all students in the bottom map. While this is not too surprising, limited proficiency in English can cause students to struggle in subject areas including math and science and is not limited to reading or English courses.
The maps this week also look at proficiency of migrant students. Though migrant students account for a small percentage of students throughout the state, they are concentrated in certain areas including Buncombe and Henderson counties in the west and Rockingham County near the Virginia border. Migrant students are most often found in the eastern portion of the state near I-95, and more specifically southeast towards the coast. Similar to LEP students, migrant students were less proficient than all students in each of the relevant subjects as illustrated on the maps.
To dive deeper into the data, click on the second tab above the maps to view district and school level data on LEP and migrant students. The data in the map is also presented in a chart so you can easily compare how these students performed at the individual school level compared to all students at that school. Clicking on a school location on any map or the school name on the chart will highlight that school in each of the ways the data is displayed. Note, if no data appears in the map or chart for migrant students, this is because there are no migrant students who are enrolled in this school. Similarly, if no data appears for a certain grade or subject selection, data is not available for that selection.
Additional information is available on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) website about programs and guidelines for migrant and LEP students.