ERIC Number: ED469275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Student Accountability Standards: Implementation Guide.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This booklet provides guidance for implementing a standards policy in North Carolina. In 1997, the Committee on Standards and Accountability was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to advise the State Board of Education on a policy for student performance standards. The committee was charged with considering standards for promotion for elementary, middle, and high school grades, and grade-level student proficiency benchmarks for entrance into college or into the work force. One of the first actions taken by the committee was to support six cornerstone competencies: (1) communication; (2) using numbers and data; (3) processing information; (4) problem solving; (5) technology; and (6) teamwork. With these and other recommendations in mind, a policy was developed. The contents of this guide include the final policy; implementation suggestions for superintendents, local boards of education, central-office staff, and teachers; action plans for implementation at the LEA and school levels; words of advice from superintendents, principals, teachers, and parents; and key points and recommended topics for professional development. Also included in the guide is a large number of sample forms covering a wide variety of school issues. (WFA)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, State Standards, Strategic Planning
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825. Tel: 919-807-3300; Web site: http://www.ncpublicschools.org. For full text: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/student_promotion/sas_guide/contents.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina