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NCDPI to Release Achievement Data

ReadyThe 2013-14 school year was the second implementation year of North Carolina’s READY initiative, which includes a new Standard Course of Study in all subjects and grade levels, new student assessments aligned to the revised Standard Course of Study and a new school accountability model. Over the next few months the NCDPI will release a variety of performance data to provide parents, teachers, school and district leaders and others comprehensive information on how well schools are preparing students for the next grade level, course and ultimately college and a career.

The below timeline outlines what information will be released and when:

  • June 30, 2014: Local school systems submitted accountability data to the NCDPI.
  • July-August 2014: NCDPI engages in data check for local districts.
  • September 4, 2014: End-of-Grade proficiency, End-of-Course proficiency, high school indicators (including results from The ACT, The ACT WorkKeys, the number of students completing high-level math courses and high school graduation rates) and academic growth data will be presented at the State Board of Education meeting.
  • October 2, 2014: Read to Achieve results will be presented at the State Board of Education meeting.
  • February 5, 2015: NC School Report Cards will be released. The Report Cards will include grades assigned under the NC General Assembly’s A-F School Performance Grades.

For more information, visit the NCDPI Accountability Division website

About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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.


  1. It is hard to read the NCDPI READ info in the blue on grey.

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