The new ABCs report shows some unusual results.
For instance, SPARC Academy made high growth, exceeding expectations on state exams. SPARC is now closed after the State Board of Education refused to renew its charter. The school's lawsuit is moving along in federal court.
Franklin Academy, a charter school with radically different demographics, didn't meet ABCs goals this year. You don't hear so much about it now but charter advocates used to regularly complain about being forced to follow the state's testing standards.
You see similar things in the Wake school system.
For instance, Broughton and Leesville high schools both didn't meet the state's academic expectations. But Fuquay-Varina High made expected growth.