Technical Notes for ABCs Reports

 

 

 

Schools meeting expected growth must meet the following conditions:

  • Total number of students in school growth model is greater than or equal to 15.
  • Growth composite score (for expected growth) is equal to or greater than 0.
  • A school meeting both expected and exemplary will be listed in exemplary list only.
  • Must test 98% of eligible students.
  • Must not have excessive exemptions.

 

 

Exemplary schools must meet the following conditions:

  • Total number of students in school growth model is greater than or equal to 15.
  • Growth composite score (for exemplary growth) is equal to or greater than 0.
  • Must test 98% of eligible students.
  • Must not have excessive exemptions.

 

 

Schools in the no recognition category must meet the following conditions:

  • Total number of students in school growth model is greater than or equal to 15.
  • Growth composite score (for expected growth) is less than 0.
  • Performance composite (percentage of students at or above achievement Level III) must be greater than or equal to 50 percent.
  • Must test 98% of eligible students.
  • Must not have excessive exemptions.

 

 

Schools of Excellence must meet the following conditions:

  • Total number of students in school growth model is greater than or equal to 15.
  • Growth composite score (for expected growth) is equal to or greater than 0.
  • Performance composite (percentage of students at or above achievement Level III) must be greater than or equal to 90 percent.
  • Must test 98% of eligible students.
  • Must not have excessive exemptions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools of Distinction must meet the following conditions:

  • Total number of students in school growth model is greater than or equal to 15.
  • Performance composite (percentage of students at or above achievement Level III) must be greater than or equal to 80 percent.
  • Must test 98% of eligible students.
  • Must not have excessive exemptions.

 

Low-Performing schools must meet the following conditions:

  • Total number of students in school growth model is greater than or equal to 15.
  • Growth composite score (for expected growth) is less than 0.
  • Performance composite (percentage of students at or above achievement Level III) must be less than 50 percent.

 

Top 25 Schools in Academic Growth:

Top 25 schools when ranking exemplary growth composite for the state.

  • Must test 98% of eligible students.
  • Must not have excessive exemptions.

 

Statistics: Total records = 1631

Expected (not exemplary)= 397

Exemplary = 529

No recognition = 583

Low performing = 122

Excellence = 12

Distinction = 158

K-2 feeders = 47

Schools with less than 15

students in growth model = 24 (not in ABCs)

Schools without data = 20 (not in ABCs)

 

 

 

 

Data Description

 

Public files provided for research.

Source for all data is the Public Schools of North Carolina through use of ABCTOOLS.

 

Files provided to public are listed below:

 

ABC97.ZIP:

Containing ABCPUB.MDB and GROWTH97.DAT

ABCPUB.MDB

Is an ACCESS database which contains the variables contained in the GROWTH97.DAT file. For Microsoft ACCESS users.

 

 

 

 


ABCEXECS.DOC 22,016 -- 08-05-97

abcexecs.doc (MSWord)contains the executive summary.

 

RPTLOWPE XLS 34,304 08-05-97 rptLowPerformingByPerformanceComposite.xls contains the low perorming schools sorted by the performance composite.

 

RPTLOWP0 XLS 31,232

rptLowPerformingByLEA.xls contains the low performing schools sorted by the school system.

 

RPTLOWP1 XLS 34,304

rptLowPerformingReportByGrowth.xls

contains the low performing schools sorted by the growth composite.

 

ABCLIST XLS 412,160 08-05-97

abclist.xls contains a detail listing of ABCs results by system.

 

METDISTI XLS 32,256 08-05-97

MetDistinction.xls contains a list of schools meeting distinction.

 

EXCELLEN XLS 10,752 08-05-97 8:38a

Excellence.xls contains a list of schools meeting excellence.

 

RPTMETEX XLS 94,720 08-05-97 8:39a

rptMetExemplary.xls contains a list of schools meeting exemplary growth.

 

RPTMETE0 XLS 72,704 08-05-97 8:40a

rptMetExpected.xls contains a list of schools meeting expected growth.

 

Data File Description

 

File name: GROWTH97.DAT is a comma delimited flat file.

 

Column definitions:

  1. lea System code
  2. sch School code
  3. schname Name of school or system
  4. grade grade starting
  5. span grade ending
  6. g3rlev1 grade 3 reading level I
  7. g3rlev2 grade 3 reading level II
  8. g3rlev3 grade 3 reading level III
  9. g3rlev4 grade 3 reading level IV
  10. g3rtot grade 3 reading total all levels
  11. g4rlev1 grade 4 reading level I
  12. g4rlev2 grade 4 reading level II
  13. g4rlev3 grade 4 reading level III
  14. g4rlev4 grade 4 reading level IV
  15. g4rtot grade 4 reading total all levels
  16. g5rlev1 grade 5 reading level I
  17. g5rlev2 grade 5 reading level II
  18. g5rlev3 grade 5 reading level III
  19. g5rlev4 grade 5 reading level IV
  20. g5rtot grade 5 reading total all levels
  21. g6lev1 grade 6 reading level I
  22. g6rlev2 grade 6 reading level II
  23. g6rlev3 grade 6 reading level III
  24. g6rlev4 grade 6 reading level IV
  25. g6rtot grade 6 reading total all levels
  26. g7rlev1 grade 7 reading level I
  27. g7rlev2 grade 7 reading level II
  28. g7rlev3 grade 7 reading level III
  29. g7rlev4 grade 7 reading level IV
  30. g7rtot grade 7 reading total all levels
  31. g8rlev1 grade 8 reading level I
  32. g8rlev2 grade 8 reading level II
  33. g8rlev3 grade 8 reading level III
  34. g8rlev4 grade 8 reading level IV
  35. g8rtot grade 8 reading total all levels
  36. g3mlev1 grade 3 math level I
  37. g3mlev2 grade 3 math level II
  38. g3mlev3 grade 3 math level III
  39. g3mlev4 grade 3 math level IV
  40. g3mtot grade 3 math total all levels
  41. g4mlev1 grade 4 math level I
  42. g4mlev2 grade 4 math level II
  43. g4mlev3 grade 4 math level III
  44. g4mlev4 grade 4 math level IV
  45. g4mtot grade 4 math total all levels
  46. g5mlev1 grade 5 math level I
  47. g5mlev2 grade 5 math level II
  48. g5mlev3 grade 5 math level III
  49. g5mlev4 grade 5 math level IV
  50. g5mtot grade 5 math total all levels
  51. g6mlev1 grade 6 math level I
  52. g6mlev2 grade 6 math level II
  53. g6mlev3 grade 6 math level III
  54. g6mlev4 grade 6 math level IV
  55. g6mtot grade 6 math total all levels
  56. g7mlev1 grade 7 math level I
  57. g7mlev2 grade 7 math level II
  58. g7mlev3 grade 7 math level III
  59. g7mlev4 grade 7 math level IV
  60. g7mtot grade 7 math total all levels
  61. g8mlev1 grade 8 math level I
  62. g8mlev2 grade 8 math level II
  63. g8mlev3 grade 8 math level III
  64. g8mlev4 grade 8 math level IV
  65. g8mtot grade 8 math total all levels
  66. wtot writing total tested in grade 4
  67. wprof writing total number of students proficient in grade 4
  68. g4tot grade 4 total students writing
  69. g4prof writing total number of students proficient in grade 4
  70. g7 prof grade 7 writing number of students proficient
  71. g7tot grade 7 total
  72. perf comp performance composite
  73. exp score expected composite score value
  74. met exp met flag for expected Yes/No
  75. exem scor exemplary composite score
  76. met exem exemplary flag
  77. growth n total number of students in the growth model
  78. final adm final average daily membership which is the average of the years monthly averages.
  79. pct tested percent tested
  80. exempflg excessive exemptions flag

 

 

For assistance in using this data contact the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Division of Accountability Services, Reporting Section.

 

For technical questions contact Kenneth Barbour, Senior Computer program consultant (919)-715-1225.

 

For questions regarding the ABCs contact Dr. Gary Williamson, Chief of Reporting (919)-715-1219.