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UCPS' 2008-2009 State Test Scores Soar
The weak economy and the loss of state funding for teacher ABCs state testing bonuses did not dampen the performance on 2008-2009 state test scores in Union County Public Schools.
Test scores show that 43 of the 47 UCPS schools that were involved in state testing increased the percentage of students performing at or above grade level from the previous year.
Fifteen of the 47 schools or 31.9 percent were designated Honor Schools of Excellence, the highest designation possible. This means that at least 90 percent of their students scored at or above grade level (Achievement Level III), met or exceeded the expected growth and made Adequate Yearly Progress.
Statewide, only 4.9 percent of the 2,515 schools were designated Honor Schools of Excellence. UCPS had the second most schools in the state to get this designation. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, with four times the UCPS student enrollment, had 19 schools that received this highest designation.
Another 12 UCPS schools or 25.5 percent attained the second highest designation of Schools of Distinction by having at least 80 percent of students scoring at or above grade level and made at least expected growth. Again, this exceeded the state percentage of 20.3 being designated Schools of Distinction.
Click here to see 2008-2009 test results for UCPS. For more information on ABCs and AYP results, go to http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org/abcs
Written by: Luan Ingram, UCPS Chief Communications Officer
Posted: Aug 07, 2009 by Deb Coates Bledsoe