NCDPI TO SEEK DELAY IN USE OF EVALUATION RESULTS
Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit a request to amend requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as it relates to the State's approved application for ESEA flexibility. The amendment would allow the State to delay using the results of its teacher and principal evaluation and support systems to inform personnel decisions. NCDPI will submit an amendment to the ESEA flexibility requirements it has listed below.
- State educational agencies (SEAs) whose ESEA flexibility request was approved to begin implementation in the 2012-13 school year are required to commit to fully implementing teacher and principal evaluation and support systems that meet the requirements of ESEA flexibility, which include the use of student growth as a significant factor. These systems must be fully implemented in the 2014-15 school year, and the results of those systems must inform personnel decisions no later than the 2015-16 school year.
The amendment would allow the State one additional year beyond the timeline required by ESEA flexibility, that is, to have until the 2016- 17 school year to use the results of its teacher and principal evaluation and support systems to inform personnel decisions. This flexibility does not permit an SEA to pause implementing its teacher and principal evaluation and support systems.
The State believes that the requested waiver amendment will allow teachers and principals to become more familiar with the new content standards adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education and to better prepare students for the assessments based on those standards.
The public is invited to review and comment on the amendment being requested by September 3, 2013.
Interested persons may present their written comments to:
Lou Fabrizio, Ph.D.
Director of Data, Research & Federal Policy
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6367 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6367
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.