North Carolina

Equity Dialogues: Increasing Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Students

As states implement their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is focusing on building the knowledge and skills of agency staff to support implementation of equity strategies by local education agencies (LEAs). The SECC is providing technical assistance, facilitation, and training to support this process in the area of equitable access.

North Carolina Student Success and Sustainability Project

The Southeast Comprehensive Center is providing technical assistance (TA) to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) staff to refine the regional support model, including designing meetings of academic division leaders and creating communication protocols and professional development tools. SECC experts also will share research on education-based case management systems and data-based decision-making to inform district supports provided by NCDPI. 

North Carolina Instructional Improvement Systems

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) staff to strengthen the Global Ready program through revised district and school renewal procedures and support for educators pursuing certification, as informed by qualitative data collection and analysis. The SECC staff also will strengthen personalized learning practices through trainings and resources delivered to NCDPI staff to promote consistent implementation statewide.

Support for Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting state education agencies (SEAs) to strengthen their plans for implementing college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) and assessments. Support includes access to research-based resources, emerging promising practices, and educational events (that are featured in a bimonthly newsletter) and bimonthly virtual meetings of members.

Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice

The regional Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice (CoP) at the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) supports state education agencies (SEAs) and other agencies (birth to third grade) to assist with early childhood (EC) efforts. The CoP includes an interactive, online site to facilitate the sharing of research and practice insights and a monthly newsletter to deepen awareness of regional and national early childhood education developments and opportunities for collaboration among states.

North Carolina Student Success and Sustainability Project

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has initiated and expanded academic and instructional initiatives to support increased academic achievement, teacher leader effectiveness, and structural efficiencies. The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) and NCDPI are refining data collection tools to continue to collect perception data from school stakeholders.

North Carolina Instructional Improvement Systems Project

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has built a robust instructional improvement system to manage the process of teaching and learning through a continuous improvement cycle of curriculum development, instructional delivery, assessment, as well as review and analysis of data. The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is helping NCDPI staff finalize the training tool to assist teachers in identifying and developing instructional resources.

North Carolina Diverse Learners

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is working with English learner (EL) consultants in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to finalize a peer observation rubric and follow-up implementation survey, as part of NCDPI’s support services for local education agencies and teachers that provide instruction for ELs.

Support for Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting state education agencies (SEAs) to strengthen their plans for implementing college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) and assessments. Support includes access to research-based resources, emerging promising practices, and educational events (which are featured in a bimonthly newsletter). The SECC also provides technical assistance to help states refine Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation plans and resources that may address needs or concerns related to assessment and accountability.