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Local Guidance for Standard 6

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The Department of Public Instruction has worked to ensure every educator has the opportunity to receive an individual Standard 6 rating based on the growth of that educator’s students. In 2014- 2015, the Department will have covered approximately 90 percent of educators through one of the following statewide Standard 6 measures:

 Analysis of Student Work

 CTE Pre and Post Assessments

 End of Grade/End of Course Assessments

 K-3 Checkpoints

 NC Final Exams

The Department will work closely with districts to identify the number of educators who do not utilize any of the above measures of student growth and to continue development of local guidance and best practices on measuring student growth for the following educators:

  • Teachers who only provide instruction on local elective courses,
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers who do not participate in roster verification,
  • Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) teachers who do not participate in roster verification,
  • Exceptional Children (EC) teachers who do not participate in Analysis of Student Work or participate in roster verification,
  • Teachers at the residential schools for deaf and blind students,
  • Teachers at alternative schools who do not participate in roster verification, and
  •  Teachers who do not participate in Analysis of Student Work due to limited instructional time.

The 3-year rolling average needed to calculate Standard 6 for these educators will not begin until the 2015-2016 school year.

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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