Update from THIS I.F.


No PLC Meetings between May 2nd and May 20th while the Benchmark Window is open. I might ask you to meet with me briefly if something needs to be completed and your input is needed.

Benchmark (Reading 3D and CBM) opens May 2nd and May 20th.

K-2 Math EOY Assessments will be the week of May 23-27

New Questions for Sundance Comprehension Kits

We just received new questions for the new TRC kits we bought for 1-3. Please take time to look at them and use them! These are supposes to be even more closely aligned to the NC standards. I have placed them in the crates with the books and older manuals. The newest ones have green writing on the cover.

Invitation to Apply: ELA Data Review Committee

We are currently in the 4th year of implementing the ELA NC Standard Course of Study. These standards were adopted in 2010 and implemented in 2012. State Board of Education policy requires that standards be reviewed every 5 years.

The NCDPI ELA Section invites you to be a part of this process. The first step is the establishment of a Data Review Committee (DRC). We are now accepting applications for participation on this committee. Approximately 50 educators will be selected from this pool of applicants. As part of this committee, members will be asked to review data from surveys, focus groups, and the Academic Standards Review Commission Report. During the review, members will be asked to determine patterns and themes that could inform the revision of the current ELA standards. Writing teams will be selected following the work of the DRC.

DRC members will be asked to review qualitative data approximately one month prior to the first meeting which is currently scheduled for the end of June. During the meeting, DRC members will compare findings. Recommendations for revisions will be made based on the DRC’s consensus.

Applications are due no later than May 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM.


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Weekly Blog


I have posted several review ideas. 3-5 can definitely use them but I think in any grade level several are appropriate to make question and answer time a bit more exciting.

I have placed 4 posts this week on review games--so, if you get time--look back at them!!


All new and withdrawn students have been submitted for changes in Reading 3D and/or CBM. Please check first of the week to see if these changes have been made. I have sent a reminder today that these need to be changed.