PUBLIC NOTICES 2016-17 :: March 30, 2017

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The NC Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the North Carolina Extended Content Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).

Per federal guidelines and regulation on the Alternate Achievement Standards for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (2007), students must be provided access to state standards by aligning instruction and assessments. Currently, NCDPI’s K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Division is in the process of revising ELA K-12 standards. The Exceptional Children Division will revise the current standards to align with the newly proposed ELA revisions.

These documents can be viewed in person at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, and on the web (under Hot Topics).

Interested citizens and school personnel are invited to review the proposed changes and submit any comments. In making comments, please indicate the section(s) on which you are commenting (e.g., NC.RLK.1; NC-RL 6.3 a), and provide comments in the form of statements. The deadline to submit comments is April 30.

Comments may be submitted via email or mailed to:
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Exceptional Children Division
ATTN: Dreama McCoy or Ronda Layman
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356

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.