ERIC Number: ED473936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Implementing the Student Accountability Standards, Phase II.
North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional and Accountability Services.
Before adoption of the Student Accountability Standards on April 1, 1999, the North Carolina State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction were working with low-performing schools to improve student achievement, both in mandated and voluntary assistance. Many K-8 schools have made exemplary progress in helping all students reach proficiency levels. This document is intended to share strategies that have been used successfully with underachieving students. The document also contains strategies, identified by high school educators, for helping high school students and for adapting improvement suggestions from the elementary school to the high school levels. The document contains information on the K-12 Accountability Standards and the improvement process. Recommended implementation checklists are included for the superintendent and central office, principal and school staff, teachers, and developers of personalized education plans. A section on K-8 strategies lists some strategies for improving reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency. A section on 9-12 information identifies some current strategies, explores issues related to the accountability standards, and makes some suggestions for improving high school personalized education plans (PEPs). Sample PEP forms are included, as are sample action steps for reading, writing, and mathematics. Two programs are discussed in more detail, the High School Advocacy Program and the Early Entrance to High School program. Some frequently asked questions are also presented. "Closing the Achievement Gap," the final section contains excerpts from an address by the state superintendent and a "blueprint" for school system and school improvement. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional and Accountability Services.