North Carolina public school students are required to meet statewide standards for promotion from grades 3, 5 and 8 and high school graduation. Pender County Schools’ students are required to meet additional local standards for promotion in grades 3-8.
The standards, also called gateways, will ensure that students are working at grade level in reading, writing and mathematics prior to promotion to the next grade. For high school graduation, students will need a passing score on an exit exam of essential skills.
· The New Standards at a Glance - quick summary of the new North Carolina policy
· Student Accountability Standards Videos (require Real Player Basic)
Reaching High Standards: Improving
Student Achievement - 6 minute video detailing the specific gateways
Making the Grade - 30 minute video with panel of educators and parents
Statewide Faculty Meeting - 60 minute overview of the standards and how it will affect students
Local School System Policies-view individual accountability policies
When will the state standards
affect my child?
- a chart by grade level
· Spanish Versions: