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Assessment

Cherokee Central Schools has a balanced assessment system that includes formative and summative assessments. The school district follows the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and administers state assessments at the end of the semester or end of school year. These assessments are aligned to the state standards. In addition, each school administers formative assessments to provide data for targeting instruction to specific student needs, as well as determining the growth that students have made in particular subject areas.

Formative assessments:

mCLASS: Reading 3D (includes DIBELS) - grades K-5
TE21 - grades 6-12
NWEA MAP - grades K-12

Summative assessments:

End-of-Grade (EOG) - grades 3-8
End-of-Course (EOC) - high school + Math I in middle school
Career and Technical Education post-assessments (CTE) - high school
NC Final Exams (NCFE) - grades 6-12

Accountability

Most funding for Cherokee Central Schools flows through the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Because we receive federal funding through the BIE, we are required to meet the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) reporting requirements. Each year, the school district reports its performance on the reading and math EOGs in grades 3-8, and science EOG data is reported in grades 5 and 8. For high school, data from the Biology, Math I, and English II EOC assessments are reported.

School report cards are published on the BIE website.