Four Fundamental Goals

Four Fundamental Goals of Student Achievement

We believe that all students are capable of achieving personal greatness. We believe that achievement in four fundamental areas set student's up for success. We do what it takes to make sure every NCCES student achieves the following fundamental goals.

  1. All students will be proficient readers of grade-level or higher content.
    • All students will demonstrate grade level or higher reading comprehension.
    • All students will demonstrate grade level or higher reading fluency.
    • Proficiency (score of “240” or higher) on the MCAS ELA test
    • Score of “3” or higher on the MCAS ELA Open Response items
    • Stanine score of “5” or higher on the GRADE test
    • Score of 40% or higher on the TOSCRF (Test of Silent Contextual Reading Fluency)
    • Score of “500” or higher on the (P)SAT Critical Reading Test
  2. All students will be proficient writers of grade-level or higher text.
    • All students will demonstrate mastery of grade level narrative, analytical, and persuasive writing.
    • Score of 8/12 or higher for Topic Development on the MCAS Composition test
    • Score of 6/8 or higher for Conventions on the MCAS Composition test
    • Meeting of standards for the Senior Project research paper
    • Score of “500” or higher on the (P)SAT Writing Test OR a score of 8/12 on the SAT essay   
  3. All students will be proficient at grade-level or higher mathematical problem-solving, reasoning, and computational skills.
    • All middle school students will be prepared to enter a high school Algebra or higher-level math class.
    • All middle school students will be prepared to enter a high school Algebra or higher-level math class.
    • All high school students will be prepared for college level mathematics without need for remediation.
    • Successful completion of all requisite areas of the Prentice Hall math program
    • Passing grade on each math class Exit Exam
    • Proficiency (score of “240” or higher) on the MCAS math test
    • Score of “500” or higher on the (P)SAT Mathematics Test
    • Successful completion of Algebra 2 by graduation
  4. All students will think, care, and act
    • All students will demonstrate the social and behavioral health skills necessary for success at the next level of learning.
    • Successful completion of requirements for Advisory
    • Successful completion of 6-unit TAB Program
    • All students will demonstrate a understand of their college and career choices