MARCH 23, 2012
9:30 AM to 3:15 PM

Building LEA and Regional Professional Development Capacity
First Annual Evaluation Report

Teacher Aggregate Teacher Rating Data will be available on January 20, 2012.

Data will display the aggregate ratings of teachers on the five standards for their evaluation and leaders on the seven standards for their evaluation. Teacher data will be reported at the school-level, while data for administrators will be aggregated at the district-level.
Principals can access the report using the following steps.

1. Log into the "NC Educator Evaluation System" online tool.
2. Click on the NCEES icon.
3. Click on the option to "run reports."
4. Click the first option - "run end of year reports."
4. The default year for reporting will be the current year. The user must use the drop-down menu to select 2010 - 2011.
5. Be sure that the box to the left of the school name is checked.
6. Click "submit report."
7. From the drop-down menu, select "Table 2a: School Report of Aggregate Teacher Evaluation Ratings for All Standards."

The report should then appear on the screen. As a note, this reports section offers a wealth of information on the evaluation process. Both principals and central office staff members may want to review the data available here.

If your principals have difficulty with accessing the information, they can contact Jennifer Preston at

Math Conference for Prospective and Beginning Teachers


Elimination of the Grade 10 Writing Assessment for 201112

NCDPI has received notification of approval from the United States Department of Education (USED) to eliminate the Grade 10 writing test for the 2011–12 school year. The continued use of the North Carolina End-of-Course Test of English I in 2011–12 is sufficient to meet the ESEA assessment requirements for high school reading/language arts. Please see the attached memo from the USED for additional information.

Please also note that the NCEXTEND1 Writing Assessment is also eliminated for 2011–12.

World Languages Webinars:
To register for the January 12, 2012, DPI Update webinar* from 7:00-8:00 p.m. go to and complete the form. Like all of our webinars, the virtual space will open 30 minutes before the start of the webinar, or at 6:30 p.m., to accommodate early birds and those checking set-up.

To register for the February 9, 2012, RttT SI Group webinar* from 3:30-4:30 p.m. go to and complete the form. Like all of our webinars, the virtual space will open 30 minutes before the start of the webinar, or at 3:00 p.m., to accommodate early birds and those checking set-up.

To register for the February 10, 2012, IHE & LEA Coordinator webinar* from 9:00-10:00 a.m. go to and complete the form. Like all of our webinars, the virtual space will open 30 minutes before the start of the webinar, or at 8:30 a.m., to accommodate early birds and those checking set-up.

SAVE THE DATE (Meeting with Dr. June Atkinson)

CEU Literacy Component
Literacy applies to all educators including Student Service Personnel and is not meant to limit or restrict the renewal credit process. Students who are College and Career Ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language (located in the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS), page 7) defines and offers a portrait of a literate graduate. It is critical to note that although the description is taken from the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, they are applicable and taught to every student at every grade level, and all teachers share in the development of literate graduates. Skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language undergird and are prerequisites for all forms of 21st century literacy, including:
  • Informational Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Visual Literacy
  • Civic Literacy
  • Financial, Economic, and Entrepreneurial Literacy
  • Health Literacy, and
  • Environmental Literacy

2012 Summer Institute Locations and Dates - The NCDPI is gearing up for the second year of Summer Institutes for each local Professional Development Leadership team. Please mark your calendars and begin thinking about summer planning in preparation for your teams to attend. This is a collaborative effort on the part of the agency and all leadership teams are expected to be in attendance as we implement our professional development plans. Information on Data Literacy, the NC Standard Course of Study, Instructional Technology Standards, and alignment with the NC Educator Evaluation System will be featured at these trainings. Registration information will launch in February but we wanted to publicize the following dates and locations early for planning purposes.

- Summer Institute 1: June 21-22, Enka High School (Buncombe County)

- Summer Institute 2: July 10-11, Maiden High School (Catawba County)

- Summer Institute 3: July 12-13, West Stokes High School (Stokes County)

- Summer Institute 4: July 17-18, Croatan High School (Carteret County)

- Summer Institute 5: July 19-20, J.H. Rose High School (Pitt County)

- Summer Institute 6: July 24-25, SanLee Middle School (Lee County)

For more information, please contact Yvette Stewart at or 919/807-3278.

Q&A About the Waiver Process

New CEU Policy!
During the 2011 session, the General Assembly reduced the number of renewal credits required for a teacher to renew a Standard Professional 2 license. The number of renewal credits was reduced from 15 to 7.5. At the August meeting the State Board requested a task force consider options for renewal credits. The State Board approved the recommendations of the task force at the November Board meeting. The recommendations include: 1 renewal credit for literacy, 1 renewal credit in the specific academic subject area and 5.5 general credits (as determined by the LEA). Credit is no longer given for teaching experience. In addition, teachers who complete National Board Certification may earn the 7.5 credits. Those who are in the 10 year National Board renewal cycle may earn 2 credits (1 for content and 1 for literacy).
Principals and assistant principals earn 3 credits focused on the school executives as instructional, human resources and managerial leader. The remaining 4.5 credits may be general credits.

The Board’s policy (TCP-A-005) addressing renewal requirements is available online at (click on NCSBE Policy Manual Table of Contents then the link for TCP series). Questions may be directed to Eliz Colbert at, Robert Sox at or Lynne Johnson at