In a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, it was learned yesterday that ABC (Accountability, Basics, and local Control) and AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) results will be released on September 6.
ABC standards are those imposed on LEAs (Local Education Administrations) to assess both competency and growth in core subject areas each year. The results of ABC testing are used, in turn, to determine whether individual schools and school districts have met AYP goals under the No Child Left Behind Act.
To be deemed to have made Adequate Yearly Progress means that a majority of not only the general student population but also subsets within that population performed adequately on the test. Categories assessed within the general student population are determined by ethnic background, gender, and special needs of pupils.