This week’s map takes a closer look at the latest Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) at the school level.
AMOs are a series of performance targets that state, school districts and schools must meet on designated assessments and indicators for specific subgroups of students annually to meet the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. Beginning in 2013-14, North Carolina moved away from reporting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under NCLB for schools and moved toward reporting AMOs with the expectation that more ambitious performance targets be set.
Select a school district, (specific measure and student subgroup) from the menu above the map. Schools in dark blue met the AMO target, while those in orange did not meet the target.
Schools in light blue met the target using an alternative calculation that acknowledges a margin of uncertainty associated with any group statistic to determine if target goals for AMOs were met. Note, while these schools met the target, the actual percent of students listed is below the target assigned.
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute provides weekly maps and data dashboards to highlight relevant statewide education statistics for EducationNC, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news source aiming to create a bipartisan, statewide conversation about public schools. Learn more about this initiative here.