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State Superintendent June Atkinson and NCDPI leaders are hosting Regional Outreach Meetings in all eight education regions across the state. The purpose of these meetings is to provide educators with information and tools to communicate and describe the following changes under way in North Carolina public schools:
- new Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards;
- a new state accountability model;
- additional professional development support for principals and teachers;
- new uses of technology to support learning; and
- an enhanced teacher and principal evaluation model.
Together, these encompass our state's READY initiative.
2013 REGIONAL OUTREACH VIRTUAL MEETING PRESENTATION
- April 23 Webinar (transcript pending)
2012 OUTREACH MEETING MATERIALS
November-December 2012 READY Outreach Meetings
November-December 2012 Regional Outreach Handouts
Educator Evaluation - Striking the Right Balance for Students
- Teacher Evaluation Manual
A comprehensive guide to the teacher evaluation process, including all six standards.
- Principal Evaluation Manual
A comprehensive guide to the principal evaluation process, including all eight standards.
- Common Exam Administration Timeline
- Common Exam Implementation Guide
- Guide to Measuring Growth for Educator Effectiveness
- Common Exam Specifications (for some content areas)
- Educator Effectiveness for AIG Teachers
- Educator Effectiveness for EC Teachers
- Educator Effectiveness for ELL Teachers
- FAQ on Educator Effectiveness and Common Exams
- Top Five FAQ for August
- Top Five FAQ for September
- Common Exams Chart of "Standards Assessed"
- Rest of the Specifications (for remaining content areas)
General Assembly’s New Accountability Model
- Summary of New Requirements and Model
Home Base & Technology Resource Update
Home Base Map (pdf, 178kb)
March 2012 READY Outreach Meetings
2012 Regional Outreach Handouts
READY and HOME BASE Communications Guide
READY Outreach Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- READY Remodel
(pdf, 809kb | ppt, 10.1mb)
- READY MAP
(pdf, 507kb | ppt, 1.2mb)
- READY Historical Timeline
(pdf, 375kb | ppt, 827kb)
- READY Standards
(pdf, 1018kb | ppt, 2.6mb)
- READY Assessment And Accountability
(pdf, 782kb | ppt, 1.9mb)
- READY Teacher Effectiveness
(pdf, 1.1mb | ppt, 4.3mb)
- READY Technology
(pdf, 600kb | ppt, 2.9mb)
READY PODCASTS FOR TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS
With the many changes occurring in the NC Standard Course of Study, along with new assessments, a new educator evaluation system and more, NCDPI has produced a number of podcasts for teachers, principals, parents and others interested in our progress. Below is a list of podcasts for you to access to learn more about the new Common Core and Essential Standards, the new assessments, and a bit about why these changes are occurring. All of these podcasts may be accessed at the NCDPI READY iTunesU site, https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ready/id415314572
NCDPI Deputy Chief Academic Officer Angela Quick outlines some of the changes teachers and parents can expect for the new assessments in the 2012-13 school year.
NCDPI Policy Analyst Mike Martin shares the "why's" behind the new READY initiative for NC public schools.
Standard Course of Study
NCDPI Director of K-12 Curriculum Maria Pitre-Martin tells us about how the new Common Core and Essential State Standards have become our state's new Standard Course of Study.
What Is Different About the Common Core?
NCDPI Director of K-12 Curriculum Maria Pitre-Martin shares some of the differences between the new Common Core Standards and the former Standard Course of Study.
Why the Common Core?
NCDPI Director of K-12 Curriculum Maria Pitre-Martin explains why it is so important that North Carolina implement the new Common Core and Essential State Standards this year.
NCDPI Chief Academic Officer Rebecca Garland talks to teachers and principals about how new standards in the educator evaluation system will be implemented and measured.
NCDPI Chief Academic Officer Rebecca Garland explains to teachers and parents how educators are working to develop measures for those subjects that have not been traditionally tested.