ESSA: What it means for NC?

NC Teacher Voice Network Update May 2016

NC Teacher Input Needed

The North Carolina State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction need to develop their own plan to comply with the new federal legislation. They are seeking stakeholder input around the following questions.


  • What are the public’s expectations from NC’s public schools?
  • What school characteristics are the most important?
  • How should school success be measured?
  • How does North Carolina ensure that all schools are successful?
  • How should North Carolina recognize and celebrate school success?


Teachers, make sure your voice is heard!

Opportunities for Teacher Voice

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Region 8: ESSA Public Comments Session with NC DPI

Wednesday, May 18th, 4-6pm

99 Lake Eden Road

Black Mountain, NC

This will not be presentation style events. There will be no powerpoint overview of ESSA or official presentation by a DPI representative. Instead, it is very much a “public comment” opportunity. DPI is interested in hearing ideas, plans, and solutions related to accountability and reporting under ESSA.

More Resources on ESSA

ESSA Highlights

  • ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind
  • NC will implement state plan in 2017-2018 school year
  • Maintains annual reading and mathematics assessments in grades 3-8, science assessments once in elementary and middle school, and college and career assessment in high school
  • Gives states flexibility in designing school accountability system


For more highlights, check out this document.