MESSAGES 2015 :: MARCH 12, 2015


SRC Data Set on the Web
The data set used to build the 2013-14 NC School Report Cards is now available on the School Report Card website at A data dictionary is included that provides descriptions of the data elements for each data table. A zip file at the bottom of the page contains all tables to download.

Application, Review Open for NC Application for IDEA Grant
The State Application for receiving grant award under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the NCDPI is available for public review through May 6, and public comment beginning March 23 - April 24. To view the proposed State Application, please visit and scroll to “Hot Topics.”

February’s SBE Newsletter on the Web
The February newsletter for the State Board of Education, “From the Board Room,” is available on the State Board of Education website at Read about the School Performance Grades, the state’s first virtual charter school and our Career and Technical teacher and administrator of the year.

West Craven Teacher Trio Featured in Latest Home Base “Teacher Spotlight”
Check out the latest Teacher Spotlight featuring – a trio of teachers from West Craven Middle School. See how Sue Zingher, Haley Brown and Deborah Roll share collaboratively, select questions, develop and administer assessments, and analyze their data from the Schoolnet Item Bank and Schoolnet Reports. To view this and other Teacher Spotlight videos, please visit If you’re a classroom teacher with an innovative SchoolNet instructional strategy that you would like to share, send an email to


Featured Publications at NCDPI

To order, please call 800.663.1250, or visit Publications Sales on the web at

Hot off the Press! Reprint of “North Carolina Read to Achieve – What Every Parent of a Third Grader Needs to Know”
Are you familiar with Read to Achieve? Do you know how the program will impact your third grader? Have you heard about reading camps or portfolios? "North Carolina Read to Achieve - What Every Parent of a Third Grader Needs to Know," is a brochure designed to educate parents of third-grade students about the Read to Achieve program. The brochure provides answers to frequently asked questions and links to additional resources so parents can help their children at home. We just received a large supply of brochures. Order your copies now. (50 per pack)
CM195, $8, 2015

Check Out Our Catalog to See What We Have for Sale
Did you know that NCDPI Publication Sales offers a variety of publications to educators, administrators, school and central office staff, students and parents? Check out the agency’s inventory of manuals, brochures, posters, and more at

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