RSS falls short of state averages in reading, math but fares better in other areas
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009
By Maggie Blackwell
The Rowan Salisbury School System fell short of state averages on recently released “report cards” from the state showing how students fared on reading and math tests.
But the system fared better in other areas such as the number of highly qualifed teachers it employs and school safety.
Forty-eight percent of students in grades three through eight scored at or above grade level in reading; 61 percent scored as well in math.
Across the state, 55 percent of third- through eighth-graders scored at or above grade level in reading, while 70 percent did so in math.
Parents will receive report cards showing the information next week, when each school will send the information home with students. Packets will show performance for individual schools and for the school system.
Kannapolis City Schools, a much smaller system, showed similar results, with 45 percent of students in grades three through eight scoring at or above grade level in reading, and 60 percent in math.
To access detailed information, visit www.ncreportcards.org/src.