NEWS RELEASES 2010-11 :: NOVEMBER 4, 2010


An additional 238 schools will participate in the Reading Diagnostic Assessment thanks to action taken this morning by State Board of Education members.

The primary goals of the Reading Diagnostic Assessment are to determine the existing knowledge and skills of students as well as any gaps in student learning, the range of skills and knowledge within a given class/grade level/school, and to analyze the data and adjust instruction according to student needs. Another benefit to the program is the teacher’s ability to use handheld mobile devices to track student progress. Reports are immediately available to teachers and administrators to show individual student progress.

These schools will join the 183 schools currently participating in this program. The schools selected to participate are available online at (click on the available link under the SBE Issues Session and Revisions column for November then click on the TCS03 Additional pdf link).

For more information on the Reading Diagnostic Assessment, please contact the NCDPI Communications division at 919.807.3450.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.