Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools react to test scores

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory said like many school leaders across the state she is not shocked and not pleased with test results included in the first NC Ready Accountability report released to the State Board of Education today.

In Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, almost three-quarters of the schools met or exceeded their growth goals, but only 38% to 48% of students, depending on subject and grade level, tested proficient.  Most of the system averages were slightly lower than state averages.

“Are we surprised by them no, did we expect them to be something we would celebrate, no. The question now is how do we now grow from here what do we do to improve them,” said Emory.

Emory stated that, “our performance compared to the state averages is in line with where we’ve been in the past several years. This is a baseline.”

North Carolina schools used the new standards last year in all subjects. North Carolina’s essential standards were used in all areas except for English/Language Arts and Math which used Common Core Standards.

Students should get an individualized look at their scores later this month.

Parents who want to look at their school, school system, or the state averages can go here www.ncaccountabilitymodel.org.

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