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High School Graduation Project Requirement Should Remain a Local School District Decision (April 2010)


The General Assembly directed the student credit hour enrollment change funding formula review to examine its accuracy. Evaluation findings indicated the formula is complex, relies on inaccurate enrollment growth estimates, and, as a result, yields inaccurate funding requests. The General Assembly should require UNC system administrators to thoroughly examine and modify the enrollment change funding formula, standardize the enrollment projection process, and hold officials accountable for sizeable projection errors. Second, the UNC system should develop policy and guidelines for enrollment growth funding decisions. Third, the General Assembly should receive annual reports of indicators to hold the system accountable to the public. Finally, performance-based funding should be implemented.

Final Report

Executive Summary


Relevant Legislation:

  • S.L. 2010-33: Removed the high school graduation project as a requirement for graduation.

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