Public Data Links
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to develop ambitious, yet attainable long-term goals and
measures of interim progress in the following areas:
• Reading at grades 3-8
• Mathematics at grades 3-8
• Reading at the high school (grade 10)
• Mathematics at the high school (grade 11)
• English Learner Progress
• Cohort Graduation Rate
These goals were set by the State Board of Education. Long-term goals may be adjusted if changes to assessments take
place that drastically alter the outcomes of the assessment. If and when adjustments are needed, an amendment to the
NC Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Comprehensive State Plan must be submitted and approved by the United States
Department of Education.
Data sets from accountability reporting which can be used to assist in research of North Carolina accountability reporting and test measures at the school and district level.
North Carolina’s school report cards are an important resource for parents, educators, state leaders, researchers, and others, providing information about school- and district-level data in a number of areas. These include student performance and academic growth, school and student characteristics, and many other details.
The NC TWC Survey is an online, anonymous survey of all public school educators in North Carolina of their perception of their school environment.
The CRDC collects a variety of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability. The CRDC is a longstanding and important aspect of the ED Office for Civil Rights (OCR) overall strategy for administering and enforcing the civil rights statutes for which it is responsible. Information collected by the CRDC is also used by other ED offices as well as policymakers and researchers outside of ED.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.