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Disadvantaged Schools That Succeed

Project Scope: This evaluation will identify at least 10 high performing American school systems with predominantly economically disadvantaged student populations and compare the systems on several variables (e.g., pupil academic performance outcomes, charter school prevalence, student mobility, per pupil funding by source, total system and school average daily membership, pupil special need, school lunch assistance percentages, school calendars). In addition, this evaluation will explore reasons for the better outcomes of these systems and report on any common best practices applicable to North Carolina.

Project Mandate: 2018–19 Work Plan

Agency or Agencies Under Review: N/A

Project Lead: Jeff Grimes

Status Report for Week Ending December 14, 2018:

  • Reviewing literature
  • Interviewing local education agencies, education experts
  • Researching other states
  • Analyzing data
Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-301-1404