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NC’s annual public school report cards released

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s annual report cards for public schools is being released one last time.

The state Board of Education on Thursday releases the annual ABCs of Public Education report. It shows how students performed on end-of-the year and end-of-course tests taken in grades 3 through 12.

It’s the 15th and final year North Carolina unveiled the report that established reputations for which schools were failing and which were considered excellent.

The school accountability effort is being replaced by online testing and school ratings based on skills students need for college or work.

Also starting next year, schools will be graded like students on an A to F scale.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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