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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
March 28, 2017

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Request to Administer End-of-Course Assessments for Students Taking Biology or Math I During Summer School

Staff Present

​Frank Barnes, Chief Accountability Officer

Brian Schultz, Chief Academic Officer

Main Points

​In 2016-17, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will once again allow districts to administer End-of-Course (EOC) tests during summer school.  However, DPI will only approve requests from districts that have also received prior local School Board approval. 

There are only three (3) ways for a student who participates in summer school to be adminsitered an EOC exam.  The student must be:

  1. Taking the course through credit recovery,
  2. Repeating a course for credit, or
  3. Repeating elements of a course for the purpose of improving functional skills or to access an enrichment opportunity.

This request is only being advanced for two courses: Math I and Biology.  Any scores resulting from this summer test taking can be used for school accountability purposes if the test is administered by June 30, 2017.  However, scores cannot be included in growth analyses for school accountability or educator effectiveness. 

Fiscal Implications
None beyond those that have already been approved for summer school.

Agenda Item Type
consent items

Recommend approval of the district's summer school program to allow the administration of End-of-Course exams in Biology and Math I (only).