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See how CMS, other districts stack up on new N.C. exams

High school proficiency

Percent of students who passed the new N.C. math I, English II and biology exams last year.

GroupMathBiologyEnglish
State42.6 percent45.5 percent51.1 percent
CMS45.4 percent47.2 percent53.2 percent
Wake53 percent58.5 percent63.1 percent
Guilford46.5 percent47.8 percent51.4 percent
Cabarrus51.6 percent55.4 percent57.2 percent
Kannapolis40.3 percent33 percent38.2 percent
Catawba50.2 percent52.5 percent53.8 percent
Hickory44.7 percent25.9 percent44.6 percent
Newton-Conover43.3 percent43.8 percent57 percent
Gaston38.6 percent43.9 percent48.2 percent
Iredell-Statesville54 percent49.6 percent52.5 percent
Mooresville59.9 percent62.4 percent57.8 percent
Lincoln51 percent52 percent52.9 percent
Union53.3 percent52.9 percent64.4 percent

Elementary/middle proficiency

Percent of students who passed the new N.C. math and reading exams, given in grades 3-8, and science exams, given in grades 5 and 8.

GroupMathReadingScience
State42.2 percent43.9 percent52.2 percent
CMS46.4 percent45.5 percent53.5 percent
Wake54.3 percent54.1 percent63.1 percent
Guilford41.6 percent41.1 percent45.1 percent
Cabarrus47.4 percent48.8 percent56.7 percent
Kannapolis35.6 percent34.2 percent47.9 percent
Catawba41.5 percent42.7 percent56.2 percent
Hickory 42.1 percent42.7 percent48 percent
Newton-Conover40.9 percent39.5 percent41.4 percent
Gaston36.5 percent38.8 percent43.4 percent
Iredell-Statesville46.7 percent47.9 percent53.7 percent
Mooresville59 percent53.9 percent60.2 percent
Lincoln52.2 percent49.6 percent64.1 percent
Union60.2 percent57.3 percent64 percent

Source: N.C. Department of Public Instruction

Some groups struggle

Proficiency rates on new state exams broken down by student subgroups.

Group3-8 math3-8 reading5/8 scienceH.S. mathH.S. EnglishH.S. biology
CMS white72.6 percent71.7 percent79.2 percent74.2 percent77.5 percent73.5 percent
NC white53.8 percent56.6 percent64.7 percent53.9 percent62.7 percent57.9 percent
CMS black27.5 percent30.2 percent37.5 percent23.6 percent39 percent29.6 percent
NC black22.2 percent25.6 percent32.6 percent21.2 percent32.5 percent24 percent
CMS Hispanic36.7 percent30.7 percent41.6 percent32.9 percent42.7 percent38.1 percent
NC Hispanic32.7 percent28.8 percent39.5 percent31.2 percent39.6 percent34.8 percent
CMS Asian69.8 percent59 percent68.2 percent70.0 percent57.2 percent59.7 percent
NC Asian71.2 percent61.5 percent70.5 percent70.2 percent62.6 percent65.6 percent
CMS low-income30 percent28.7 percent37.6 percent26.3 percent37.2 percent31.2 percent
NC low-income27.7 percent28.7 percent37.6 percent25.9 percent34.9 percent29.1 percent
CMS disabled11.4 percent11.1 percent19.4 percent9.5 percent13.6 percent16.4 percent
NC disabled12.4 percent12.9 percent20.6 percent9.9 percent13.4 percent15.1 percent
CMS limited Eng.20.5 percent9.9 percent17.9 percent13 percent6.8 percent10.5 percent
NC limited Eng.17.4 percent9.4 percent16.4 percent11.4 percent<5 percent9.0 percent

Source: CMS

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