The tables below present testing results from the past 5 years. Hover over the column headings if you don't understand the terms or to get more details on the data. A small window should pop up with more information.

MDCS has achieved high growth status three times in the last five years and met expectations the other two years while outperforming the other state elementary and middle schools by an average of 17.6 percentage points.  Three of the past four years have seen us in the top 10% of all North Carolina schools serving grades K-8. In short, we're one of the best public schools in the state.

These outstanding test results are validation that making learning fun, engaging, and relevant for our children gives them the tools they need to succeed in the world at large. Although I can't prove it, I believe that the results also reflect our attention to every student’s social, emotional, and physical well being. If you want to learn more about the educational experience that lies behind our excellent performance on tests, visit my director’s page for a guided tour of our website.

At the very least, visit the Meet Our Staff page to learn something about the amazing people behind our success. As an administrator, I am honored to work with such a talented and dedicated staff. As a parent of two MDCS alumni, I can personally attest to the wonderful results of an MDCS education and I am blessed that it was an option for my children.

Sincerely,

Carter Petty

MDCS EOG Results 2013-Present

(Hover over or tap column headings for explanations.)

  MDCS PCThe percentage of state tests on which MDCS students scored at a Level 3 (proficient at grade level) or higher. PC = Performance Composite State PCThe percentage of state tests on which North Carolina students scored at a Level 3 (proficient at grade level) or higher. PC = Performance Composite Diff.Number of percentage points by which MDCS outperformed statewide results (Col.2- Col.3). GrowthTarget EOG scores are calculated for each student based on the preceding year’s score. If a student meets or exceeds his/her individual target scores s/he has met growth expectations. A school meets growth expectations if about 50% of students meet their individual targets on a test. A school achieves high growth status if at least 60% of students meet their individual target scores. %ileThe percentage of North Carolina K-8 schools that MDCS outperfomed on a given test or tests. SPGSchool Performance Grade in accordance with the new state rating system implemented in 2014. For additional information, use the links at the bottom of the page.
2015-16            
EOG Overall 79.6 58.2 21.4 Met 91.0 B
Math 75.2 54.7 20.5 High 87.4 B
Reading 78.7 56.9 21.8 Met 93.4 B
Science 89.6 72.7 16.9 Met 91.0 N/A
8th Grade            
EOG Overall 82.5 57.3 25.2 Met 94.8  
Math 84.2 44.7 39.5 Met 95.7  
Reading 78.9 53.4 25.5 Met 94.6  
Science 84.2 73.9 10.3 Met 75  
2014-15            
EOG Overall 72.1 56.6 15.5 Met 84.2 B
Math 63.9 52.2 11.7 High 73.7 C
Reading 73.1 56.3 16.8 Met 87.8 B
Science 87.2 68.8 18.4 Met 91.2 N/A
8th Grade            
EOG Overall 83.3 53.4 29.9 Met 95.4  
Math 70 43.2 27.8 Met 91.2  
Reading 80 53.4 27.6 Not Met 93.9  
Science >95* 72.6 >22.4 Met 99  
2013-14            
EOG Overall 76.6 55.7 20.9 High 91.7 B
Math 68.1 51.1 17.0 High 83 B
Reading 80 56.4 23.6 High 94.9 B
Science 89.7 67.7 22 High 92.6 N/A
8th Grade            
EOG Overall 84.1 55.9 28.2 High 96.3  
Math 71.4 42.2 29.2 High 95  
Reading 85.7 54.2 31.5 High 96.4  
Science 95.2 71.3 23.9 Met 92.9  
2012-13            
EOG Overall 62.4 44.4 18 High 90.4 N/A
Math 57.5 42.3 15.2 High ** N/A
Reading 63.7 43.9 19.8 High ** N/A
Science 71.1 52.2 18.9 High ** N/A
8th Grade            
EOG Overall 77.2 44.7 32.5 High **  
Math 63.2 34.2 29 High 95.7  
Reading 78.9 41 37.9 High 98.6  
Science 89.5 59.1 30.4 High 97.8  
             

*FERPA regulations prevent us from reporting exact percentages if they are over 95%.

**Data not availabe to calculate these percentiles.

Our eighth grade results warrant closer inspection because our K-8 experience is a nine year process that happens at a different pace for every individual. Our goal is to prepare a student to go on to ninth grade as a well adjusted, critical thinker who is prepared for the educational quantum leap to high school and this takes years to accomplish. Over the past four years, the MDCS eighth graders have averaged tested at or above the 94.8th percentile. It is clear that our “finished product” is head and shoulders above the average eighth grader produced by North Carolina public schools. Feedback we have received from area high schools corroborates this fact.

I wanted to present the last five years of data, but I chose not to present all five years in the table above because the state changed curriculum and tests for the 2012-13 school year. The table below summarizes our results for the 2012 testing season.

MDCS EOG Results Summary 2012

(Hover over or tap column headings for explanations.)

  MDCS PCThe percentage of state tests on which MDCS students scored at a Level 3 (proficient at grade level) or higher. PC = Performance Composite State PCThe percentage of state tests on which North Carolina students scored at a Level 3 (proficient at grade level) or higher. PC = Performance Composite Diff.Number of percentage points by which MDCS outperformed statewide results (Col. 2- Col.3). GrowthTarget EOG scores are calculated for each student based on the preceding year’s score. If a student meets or exceeds his/her individual target scores s/he has met growth expectations. A school meets growth expectations if about 50% of students meet their individual targets on a test. A school achieves high growth status if at least 60% of students meet their individual target scores. State RecognitionThe title earned by NC schools with given performance composite.
School of Excellence- PC 90-99%
School of Distinction- PC 80-89%
School of Progress- PC 60-79%
Priority School- PC 50-69%
Low Performing School- PC < 50%
2011-12 89 77 12 High School of Distinction
8thGrade 93 77.9 15.1 High  

*High/Met means high growth in Math, met expectations in Reading.

MDCS SRC Snapshot has a good discussion of the formula and scale used for SPG's.

School Performance Grade Info is a DPI page with enough information for even the most data-driven reader. Pour yourself a strong cup of coffee.

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