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Analysis of Student Work Pilot Announced

ncpsThe Department of Public Instruction invites North Carolina Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Arts Education, Healthful Living and World Language educators to participate in the Analysis of Student Work (ASW) pilot during the spring 2014 semester. ASW is the proposed Standard 6 student growth measure for educators in the areas noted above. Feedback from the Spring 2014 pilot will inform statewide implementation in 2014-2015.
In the ASW Process, teachers collect multiple samples of student work from two points in time and then submit these samples using an online platform for blind review by content experts. Reviewers assess the samples for student growth in relation to objectives from the North Carolina Essential Standards or other appropriate standards.
Interested teachers in the designated areas for this pilot should:

The deadline to submit participation forms is 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013.
Teachers may apply individually to participate in the pilot. Superintendents and principals may request that all eligible educators (AP, IB, Arts Ed, Healthful Living, and World Languages) in their districts or schools participate in the Spring 2014 pilot by contacting Jennifer DeNeal at 919-807-3288 or

Following the deadline, superintendents will receive a list of all educators who have applied within their district and have the opportunity to provide feedback on the selection of teachers.  Questions may be directed to Jennifer DeNeal using the above contact information. We look forward to partnering with you in this exciting endeavor!

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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