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North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2006
As professionals, arts education teachers must model ethical use both when working with students and when preparing materials for classroom use. This document provides arts educators with guiding principles for managing a classroom where they both model and teach appropriate, ethical behavior, in adherence to copyright policy, legislation, and the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Copyrights, Art Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2006
The "No Child Left Behind" Act (2002) requires that all students have access to the general curriculum at their designated grade level. Federal guidance received from the US Department of Education noted that these extended standards are intended only for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. A key goal is to assure…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, State Standards, Academic Standards
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2006
This student sampler has been compiled to assist North Carolina students (4th and 8th grade) in their study of North Carolina. It is designed to introduce them to the people, places and events that have shaped North Carolina history. Topics include state symbols, descriptions of the state flag, and seal, the lyrics to the state song, and the…
Descriptors: State Government, State History, Physical Geography, Economics
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2005
Selecting textbooks can be a difficult and overwhelming process. Inundated with choices of texts and supplemental materials, teachers have many factors to consider. This brochure is designed to assist with the process by offering both key questions for discussion and criteria for evaluating textbooks.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Evaluation Criteria, Language Arts, Textbook Selection
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2005
At its November 2004 meeting, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved standards for developing and implementing honors courses in that state. These standards in curriculum, instruction, and assessment are designed to provide a consistent framework to guide teachers and principals as they develop and evaluate local courses that are…
Descriptors: Expertise, Honors Curriculum, Articulation (Education), State Standards
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The North Carolina Alternate Assessment Portfolio (NCAAP) is a year-long, performance-based assessment process that involves a representative and deliberate collection of student work/information that allows the user(s) to make judgments about what a student knows and is able to do. This includes the progress that has been made in those goals…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Alternative Assessment, Portfolio Assessment
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
During the final three weeks of the school year, children in North Carolina take the state-required multiple-choice North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests in Reading and Mathematics. The End-of-Grade Testing Parent/Teacher Report provides test scores and information to understand their child?s scores. In addition, the End-of-Grade Testing…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The North Carolina Pretest?Grade 3 is administered to all grade 3 students during the first three weeks of school. The pretest measures the knowledge and skills specified for grade 2 from the reading and mathematics goals and objectives of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The pretest is used in the determination of growth in student…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Comprehension
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The North Carolina Competency Tests of Reading and Mathematics requirement is a result of legislation enacted initially by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1977. In response to the legislation, the State Board of Education requires high school students in North Carolina public schools to meet the competency tests requirement in order to…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, High Schools, Graduation Requirements
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The North Carolina High School Comprehensive Test (HSCT)--Reading and Mathematics is currently being utilized to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001. No Child Left Behind requires that, by the 2005-06 school year, each state must measure every child's progress in reading and math in each of grades 3 through 8 and at…
Descriptors: High Schools, State Standards, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
In the 1996?1997 school year, the ABCs of Public Education was implemented as a comprehensive plan to reorganize public schools in North Carolina. The ABCs focus on accountability, on the basics and high educational standards, and on maximum local control. To encourage a strong academic emphasis, the state testing program emphasizes the basic…
Descriptors: State Standards, Testing Programs, History, Public Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
This publication outlines tests that are included in the North Carolina Testing Program. The end-of-grade tests are curriculum based multiple-choice reading comprehension and mathematics tests that measure curricular competencies described in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. These tests are administered to all eligible students within…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
This 2004 annual report, continues to investigate the complexities of low achievement that evidently leads to the pernicious dropout problem that North Carolina?s American Indian students are experiencing. Although students in grades three through eight are showing gains on the End of Grade tests and high school students have continued to improve…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Tribally Controlled Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
The purpose of this document is to provide information and recommendations for involving elementary students in civic participation. This document suggests activities and resources teachers can use in the classroom to involve their students in civic duties. There is also a section on tips for parents to help develop effective citizens. A list of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Civics, Citizenship Education, Elementary Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
This document is a collection of statistical information about North Carolina's elementary and secondary schools. The purpose of this book is to provide general statistical data to the public, professional educators, and the General Assembly. This document includes information on public school pupils, personnel, and finances. Tables with statewide…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, School Personnel, Profiles, School Statistics
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