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Career & College: Ready, Set, Go! NC’s Race to the Top Plan. Informational Webinars for Districts and Charter Schools Sept. 20-21, 2010. A Coherent Plan for Statewide Impact. Turnaround of Lowest- Achieving Schools. Quality Standards and Assessments. Data Systems to

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A Coherent Plan for Statewide Impact

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Great Teachers

& Principals

slide3

Race to the Top: NC’s Process

Great Teachers

& Principals

  • September Webinars - Basic Information
  • October Regional Meetings - Technical Assistance for LEA/charter school teams
  • November 8 - Scope of Work Applications Due to NCDPI from LEAs/charter schools
  • Funds Distributed as soon as funding received from US Department of Education (estimated 9/30) and LEA/charter Detailed Scope of Work plan approved by NCDPI
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Race to the Top: NC’s Process

Great Teachers

& Principals

Supporting LEA/charter completion of the Detailed Scope of Work:

  • Detailed Scope of Work template – as much pre-populated, pre-formatted, and pre-formulated as possible!
  • Instructions - a step-by-step guide for completing
  • Guidance documents – providing LEA/charter teams with user-friendly summaries of:
    • What the State will do
    • What LEAs/charters are required to do
    • What LEAs/charters may opt to do
a great teacher for every student a great leader for every school
A Great Teacher for Every StudentA Great Leader for Every School

Great Teachers

& Principals

  • Performance incentives for lowest-achieving schools
  • Research-supported university preparation programs
  • Research- and data-based recruitment and licensure programs:
        • Teach for America expansion
        • NC Teacher Corps
        • Regional Leadership Academies
  • Strategic staffing initiatives
  • Expansion of virtual and blended teaching
  • Statewide professional development system
  • Successful innovations in identifying, developing, and supporting effective leaders
  • Statewide teacher and principal evaluation systems
guidance great teachers and leaders
Guidance - Great Teachers and Leaders

Great Teachers

& Principals

• What the State will do

• What school districts/charters are required to do

• What school districts/charters may opt to do

statewide standards and assessments

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Statewide Standards and Assessments
  • Common Core Standards adoption
  • Governing member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • Alignment of standards across PK-20
  • Experience in - and a plan for - successful implementation of comprehensive, balanced assessment system
guidance standards and assessments
Guidance - Standards and Assessments

Great Teachers

& Principals

• What the State will do

• What school districts/charters are required to do

• What school districts/charters may opt to do

turnaround of lowest achieving schools

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools
  • A great teacher for every student, a great leader for every school, a great school for every community
  • A focus on local capacity-building
  • Customized approaches to local setting and needs
turnaround of lowest achieving schools1
Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

  • Evidence of prior success in rural and urban settings
    • 34 schools moved out of low-achieving
    • 85% of schools in 5 low-achieving districts raised student achievement
  • Other innovative public and charter school models
turnaround criteria
Turnaround Criteria

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

  • Lowest 5% of schools in each grade span group: elementary, middle and high school
  • High schools with a graduation rate below 60%
  • School districts with an aggregate performance composite below 65%
building capacity in rural schools

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Great Teachers

& Principals

Building Capacity in Rural Schools

By ensuring…

  • Effective teachers and principals
  • Statewide technology infrastructure and resources
  • Virtual learning opportunities for students
  • Engaged communities
innovative transformational schools an array of choices

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Great Teachers

& Principals

Innovative, Transformational Schools:An Array of Choices
  • Early College high schools
  • Redesigned schools
  • Charter schools
  • NC School of Science and Mathematics
  • District-level magnet schools
  • STEM-themed high schools
expanding stem opportunities

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Great Teachers

& Principals

Expanding STEM Opportunities
  • Rigorous standards
  • STEM teacher initiatives
  • Virtual and blended STEM courses
  • Networking of STEM-themed high schools
  • Strong support from NC businesses and foundations
guidance turnaround initiatives
Guidance - Turnaround Initiatives

Great Teachers

& Principals

• What the State will do

• What school districts/charters are required to do

• What school districts/charters may opt to do

data driven decisions at all levels

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Data-Driven Decisions at All Levels

Statewide Information Systems

Centrally-provided, Statewide Technology Infrastructure

Instructional

Improvement

System

State Longitudinal Data System

Statewide Student

Information

System

enhancing all initiatives through technology

Turnaround of Lowest-

Achieving Schools

Quality Standards and

Assessments

Data Systems to

Improve Instruction

Great Teachers

& Principals

Enhancing All Initiatives Through Technology
  • Technology to enhance all reform areas
  • Building upon technology-enabled education initiatives
  • NC Education Cloud
    • Next generation technology infrastructure
    • Service delivery platform for content, services and applications
guidance data driven decisions
Guidance - Data-Driven Decisions

Great Teachers

& Principals

• What the State will do

• What school districts/charters are required to do

• What school districts/charters may opt to do

nc s rttt funding
NC’s RttT Funding

Great Teachers

& Principals

• Funding details

• LEA and charter school eligibility

• Financial guidelines

detailed scope of work
Detailed Scope of Work

Great Teachers

& Principals

  • • Detailed Scope of Work template
  • • Due to DPI: Nov. 8, 2010
  • • Review Process: feedback/approval
  • Due to US Dept of Ed: Nov. 22, 2010
next steps
Next Steps

Great Teachers

& Principals

• LEA/charter school RttT Team assembles Detailed Scope of Work plan

• Submit plan with signature page to NCDPI by Nov. 8, 2010

• Watch email and web for updated information:

- www.ncpublicschools.org/superintendents

- www.ncpublicschools.org/acre

- New RttT page coming soon!

• Contact regional lead for questions

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A Coherent Plan for Statewide Impact

Quality Standards and Assessment

Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools

  • Build District & SchoolTransformationCapacity
  • Adopt Common Core Standards

Great Teachers & Principals

  • ImproveTeacher and PrincipalEvaluation Processes
  • Initiate Statewide Professional Development
  • SupportSTEM Thematic SchoolsNetwork
  • Transition to New Standardsand Assessments
  • InstituteRegional LeadershipAcademies
  • Deliver Virtual &BlendedClasses
  • Expand Teacher Recruitment andLicensure Programs
  • Initiate Strategic Staffing
  • Enhance Statewide Longitudinal Data System
  • Develop Statewide InstructionalImprovement System

Data Systems to Improve Instruction

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