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Guidance Essential Standards
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(pdf, 105kb)

Readiness/Exploratory/Discovery (RED)
(pdf, 40kb)

Early Emergent/Emergent (EEE)
(pdf, 39kb)

Progressing (P)
(pdf, 42kb)

Early/Independent (EI)
(pdf, 71kb)

Independent (I)
(pdf, 74kb)

Guidance Essential Standards Instructional Support Tools

Readiness/Exploratory/Discovery Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 123kb)

Early Emergent/Emergent Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 122kb)

Progressing Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 124kb)

Early Independent Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 122kb)

Independent Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 123kb)

Career and College Promise Eligibility
(pdf, 209kb)

Counseling Resources
(pdf, 355kb)

Guidance Unpacking Standards

Readiness/Exploratory/Discovery Unpacking Document
(pdf, 247kb)

Early Emergent/Emergent Unpacking Document
(pdf, 248kb)

Progressing Unpacking Document
(pdf, 251kb)

Early Independent Unpacking Document
(pdf, 245kb)

Independent Unpacking Document
(pdf, 247kb)

NC Guidance Essential Standards & Clarifying Objectives by Proficiency Levels
This one-page poster offers school counselors a quick reference of the new NC Guidance Essential Standards with the clarifying objectives and proficiency levels in order to work with students, parents or teachers in their Professional Learning Communities. The poster allows school counselors to quickly see how the Guidance Essential Standards integrate with other curriculum areas as well as assist in quickly determining the various skills students need to “know, understand and be able to do.” The posters are sold in packages - 10 posters per package. Please visit the Publications Sales website at for ordering information.