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Important Resources

We invite you to print and distribute the materials and resources here to support your efforts in implementing the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. Please know that several of these resources are also available for purchase from the NCDPI Publications catalogue: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/publications. These resources are noted with ordering information in the description.
If you have additional questions regarding publications, please contact NCDPI Publications: 1.800.663.1250 (inside North Carolina) or 919.807.3470 (outside North Carolina), or email publications@dpi.nc.gov.




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K-3 Formative Assessment Process Resources


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This Glossary will help get you acquainted with important terms for the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process.
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North Carolina’s K-3 Formative Assessment Process Critical Components document provides a brief explanation and expected implementation of the Five Critical Components of the Formative Assessment Process.
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This K-3 Flyer provides information for families about the K-3 Formative Assessment Process. This flyer was created primarily to be used in usability districts in 2016-17.
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The Teacher Self-Reflection Tool helps educators to know the expected implementation of the Five Critical Components of the Formative Assessment Process and uses "I can" statements to support reflection and professional goal-setting.
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The Five Domains of Learning and Development Livebinder provides additional information on Assessment for Learning and Development in K-3 in North Carolina.
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Attributes of Effective Formative Assessment - This article is a work product coordinated by Dr. Sarah McManus (NC Department of Public Instruction).
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The K-3 Formative Assessment Process Online Platform Wiki Page contains important information and links related to the online platform.
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The K-3 Construct Progressions Book (Updated March 2017) contains construct progressions and situations for K-3.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG124, $10.00 each.
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The K-3 At-A-Glance Document provides just that - a glance at the K-3 construct progressions in succinct form.
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The K-3 Observation Grids Wiki Page provides links to teacher-created grids that can be used as classroom checklists when eliciting and recording evidence for the K-3 constructs.
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The Quick Access to Reporting Tools Guide for Teachers provides information on the various data reports available on the technology platform.

Kindergarten-Specific Resources


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This KEA Requirements Letter, written by Office of Early Learning Director John Pruette, details the KEA Requirements for the 2017-18 school year.
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The KEA Flyer provides information about the KEA for families.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG120, $15.00, 30 per pack.
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North Carolina’s K-3 Formative Assessment Process Critical Components document provides a brief explanation and expected implementation of the Five Critical Components of the Formative Assessment Process.
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The Teacher Self-Reflection Tool helps educators to know the expected implementation of the Five Critical Components of the Formative Assessment Process and uses "I can" statements to support reflection and professional goal-setting.
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The KEA Construct Progressions Book (Updated March 2017) contains construct progressions and situations for KEA.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG123, $4.00 each.
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The Construct Progression Comparison Document highlights minor updates made in spring 2016 to the Book Orientation, Object Counting, and Print Awareness construct progressions.
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The KEA At-A-Glance Document provides a one-page glance at the KEA construct progressions.
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The KEA Observation Grids Wiki Page provides links to teacher-created grids that can be used as classroom checklists when eliciting and recording evidence for the KEA constructs.
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The Kindergarten Center Posters and Planning Guides Wiki Page provides resource documents to support efforts in setting up various learning centers in a kindergarten classroom and to think intentionally about, plan for, and facilitate important learning to occur in these areas.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG122, $12.00/set, printed in color and on cardstock.
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North Carolina's Office of Early Learning Pre-K and K Demonstration Site Program offers the opportunity to visit inclusive preschool and kindergarten classrooms to view effective practices.
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The Communications Wiki Page contains important communications regarding the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process.
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Endorsed by the NC State Board of Education, the Power of K Position Statement details North Carolina's position on kindergartens of the 21st century.
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The North Carolina Guide for the Early Years is designed to be a major resource for early learning professionals, combining the latest research about how preschool and kindergarten children learn with time-tested strategies and essential teaching tools.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG106, $23.00, notebook ready.
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The Resource Manual for Administrators and Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children is a practical guide meant to inform evaluators and administrators about the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process (NC TEP) and how it can be used to promote the professional development and growth of early childhood professionals.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG116, $14.00, notebook ready.

Resources for District Implementation Teams and Building Administrators


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The NC K-3 FAP Practice Profile provides instructional leaders with classroom examples of what to look for throughout the formative assessment process and is focused on the Five Critical Components.
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The NC K-3 FAP Facilitator's Guide for NC District Implementation Teams provides District Implementation Teams with suggested materials and professional development delivery strategies to use when planning, preparing, and providing professional development for the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG125, $20.00, notebook ready.
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The Teacher Self-Reflection Tool helps educators to know the expected implementation of the Five Critical Components of the Formative Assessment Process and uses "I can" statements to support reflection and professional goal-setting.
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The K-3 Observation Grids Wiki Page provides links to teacher-created grids that can be used as classroom checklists when eliciting and recording evidence for the K-3 constructs.
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The Quick Access to Reporting Tools Guide for Administrators provides information on the various data reports available on the technology platform.
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The PLC Wiki Page provides resources you may find helpful for use in Professional Learning Communities.
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The Teacher Support Strategies document provides tips for administrators about how to support teachers.
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The Resource Manual for Administrators and Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children is a practical guide meant to inform evaluators and administrators about the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process (NC TEP) and how it can be used to promote the professional development and growth of early childhood professionals.

Available from NCDPI Publications: KG116, $14.00, notebook ready.
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The Communication Protocol worksheet provides information on how to create and maintain a Feedback Loop for the purpose of problem solving.