Today, North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson unveiled a complete redesign of the state’s school report card website that will provide clear, transparent information on local school performance to parents, teachers, students and communities statewide.
The new website, SchoolReportCards.nc.gov, was developed at the direction of Superintendent Johnson and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction following guidance from the North Carolina General Assembly. It draws on best practices from Florida, Georgia and other states, as well as the principles of ExcelinEd’s Know Your School initiative. Visitors to the site can use the convenient map or traditional search functions to easily find a wealth of information on individual schools, including A-F letter grades, test scores, graduation rates, teacher quality, demographics and school funding. The site also makes it easy to compare schools on a range of metrics.
“This brand-new website provides the transparency parents and educators need into the characteristics and performance of North Carolina’s public schools, all in an easy-to-use format,” said Mark Johnson, North Carolina State Superintendent. “As a parent, I believe this is the kind of information the public needs about our schools, in an accessible format we can all understand. As a former ninth-grade teacher, I am particularly excited to launch the school readiness indicator, which shows how prepared students are when they enter a school.”
“North Carolina has long been known for its strong school accountability system, but until today, parents often had to dig through pages of data to find out how their children’s schools were actually doing,” said Patricia Levesque, CEO of ExcelinEd. “Now, all of that information is available in one easy-to-browse page. This is a tremendous step forward for anyone who wants to better understand how North Carolina schools are serving students.”