Charter Schools also receive grades from the North Carolina Department of Instruction.
The school grades are based mostly on overall proficiency rates on the state’s standardized end¬-of¬-grade tests, and to a lesser extent, the growth students make during the year, irrespective of performance level. Eighty percent of the grade is for the percentage of tests earning a score considered grade-¬level proficient; 20 percent is for growth, measured by a statistical model that compares each student’s predicted test score, based on past performance, against his or her actual result.
Cabarrus County Charter School grades:
Carolina International School: C, Exceeded Growth
Cabarrus Charter Academy: D, Growth Not Met
Concord Lake STEAM Academy (formerly Kannapolis Charter Academy): D, Growth Not Met
A.C.E. Academy: D, Growth Met