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N.C. Releases Third Annual School Report Cards

Posted December 4, 2003 6:58 a.m. EST

— For a third straight year, children are going home with an assessment of their individual schools' academic performance and staffing.

Gov. Mike Easley said Thursday that the latest school report cards will add new information, including teacher quality data required under the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.

Easley began the program starting in the 2000-01 school year. The latest report cards assess school performance for the 2002-03 school year.

The two-page reports include measures of students performance by grade or subject matter and comparisons with the rest of the school district and state.

They also show student population, average class size by grade or course, number of acts of crime reported at the school, and charts on teaching experience and qualification.