Truitt: Testing-based formula for grading schools needs improvement

by Theresa Opeka, The Carolina Journal

According to Catherine Truitt, N.C. superintendent of Public Instruction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to underscore the limited nature of North Carolina’s accountability on public schools. She spoke about the challenges students still face and what is being done to fix the problems at Tuesday’s Council of State meeting.

Truitt said many schools in the state are still dealing with being designated, both on a federal and state level, as low performing due to poor end-of-grade testing during school closures that occurred during the pandemic.