The Department of Public Instruction shall make available to local boards of education a student’s results on all statewide, standardized tests in a timely manner and in an easy-to-read and understandable format a minimum of two weeks prior to the first day of attendance of the next school year. Local boards of education shall make those results available to both the student’s teacher of record and parent or guardian prior to the first day of student attendance of the school year. These reports shall include all of the following information:

(1)        A clear explanation of the student’s performance on the applicable statewide, standardized tests.

(2)        Information identifying the student’s areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.

(3)        Intervention strategies and appropriate resources based on the student’s areas of strength and areas in need of improvement, when available.

(4)        Longitudinal information on the student’s progress in each subject area based on previous statewide, standardized test data, when available.

(5)        Information showing the student’s score compared to other students in the local school administrative unit, in the State, or, if available, in other states.

(6)        Predictive information showing the linkage between the scores attained by the student on the statewide, standardized tests and the scores he or she may potentially attain on nationally recognized college entrance examinations, if available. This information shall be provided in a timely manner as it becomes available to the Department of Public Instruction but may be provided later than the beginning of the school year. ?(2017-57, s. 7.28A(c).)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 115C-174.16

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Local school administrative unit: means a subdivision of the public school system which is governed by a local board of education. See North Carolina General Statutes 115C-5
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3