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As teachers, principals and parents, we owe every child an education that properly prepares him or her for their next big steps after graduation – college, career and adulthood. To accomplish that, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is committed to providing the strategy and developing the tools you will need to most effectively play your role in each child's success.

To elevate our children means no more steps backward. Together, we're taking steps forward. Fall 2012 will see many changes in the way we teach, the expectations we hold for students and the way we measure success.

The new Common Core State Standards and the Essential Standards will become the new Standard Course of Study. In addition, the READY Accountability Model will ensure a more accurate picture of how well students are learning, and where we must make improvements.

This website was created to give teachers, principals and parents the resources and references they must have to ensure that students are achieving at their highest possible levels.