Five Robeson County schools on state list for intervention due to low performance

From Robeson County Schools website

The Public Schools of North Carolina Innovative School District (NCISD) has announced five Robeson County schools are among 48 schools that qualify for consideration for a new statewide intervention model for low-performing schools, according to a news release.

It listed Orrum Middle, R.B. Dean Elementary, Rosenwald Elementary, Southside/Ashpole Elementary and Townsend Middle Schools in Robeson County as schools that could benefit from diverse strategies and interventions by the NCISD.

The news release said "NCISD is focused on improving student and school outcomes in low-performing schools by creating a collaborative and accountable partnership with school districts and local communities."

It added schools on the qualifying list were identified by using the following criteria:

A performance score in the lowest 5 percent of all schools in the prior year.

Offers all or part of grades K-5.

Did not exceed growth in at least one of the prior three school years and did not meet growth in at least one of the prior three school years.

Did not adopt one of the established reform models for the immediate prior year.

The NCISD will begin selecting the first schools to participate, beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

It will partner with local communities and districts to examine how we can together create innovative conditions that will help students to improve their academic achievement, according to the news release.

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