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Below are links to the ACRE Status Reports presented monthly to the State Board of Education.

December 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 124kb)
November 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 124kb)
October 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 127kb)
September 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 127kb)
August 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 127kb)
July 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 127kb)
June 1, 2009 ACRE Status Report (pdf, 127kb)


Below are links to some to the important documents of the ACRE project for 2009.

October 2009 North Carolina's Proposed New Accountability Model (pdf, 348kb)
This document is intended to provide information to the State Board of Education (SBE) to assist in framing the work involved in moving to the next generation of accountability in North Carolina.
October 2009 Constructed Response in Summative Assessment Report
(pdf, 388kb)
The Department of Public Instruction is in the process of defining the next generation of assessments,which will incorporate a variety of innovative item types, including constructed response items. This paper explores the benefits and challenges of including constructed response items in statewide summative tests.
October 2009 ACRE at 50,000 Feet (pdf, 231kb)
A one page brief providing an overview of the state work to revise standards, assessment and accountability in North Carolina's public schools.
July 2009 ACRE IART Immersive Technology Report (pdf, 1.8mb)
DPI is exploring the use of serious gaming and simulations for instruction and assessment. The following report discusses some of the possibilities for using these Immersive Technologies in North Carolina.


Below are links to some to the important presentations from ACRE project for 2009.

October 2009 Accountability Questions (ppt, 2.2mb)
Presentation framing the big questions in designing a new accountability model.
August 2009 Essential Standards Phase I (ppt, 7.1mb)
Presentation to NCSBE of the first phase of Essential Standards revision including Math, Information and Technology Skills, Select Courses from the Occupational Course of Study and English II.