We invite you to print and distribute the materials and resources in this tab 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/

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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2017-2018 KEA Construct Progressions and Situations book
This booklet contains the construct progressions and situations addressed by the Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA).

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2017-2018 K-3 Construct Progressions and Situations book
This booklet includes all 15 construct progressions and situations included in the K-3 Formative Assessment Process.
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xxxxxx$10.00 each
Facilitator's Guide
This guide provides District Implementation Teams with suggested materials and professional development deliver strategies (e.g., activity directions, handouts, slide presentations, video clips) to use when planning, preparing, and providing professional development for the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. Because each district is unique and has different needs and circumstances, please adapt these materials as needed in order to make them useful for your particular situation.

KEA Flyer - Off to a Good Start: Formative Assessment for Kindergartners
This flyer highlights some important questions and answers regarding the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process for kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. Districts and schools can use the flyer to educate teachers and families about the process, which is designed to help students reach their full potential. This two-sided flyer provides an English version on one side and a Spanish version on the other side.
Available HERE
30 per pack
NEW! Kindergarten Center Posters & Planning Guides
Learning Centers (also known as Interest Centers or Developmental Centers) offer students a variety of carefully selected materials, activities, and learning experiences from which to choose to support various learning standards and educational goals. Often learning centers have a place to sit and work with shelves and materials surrounding the area, creating a protected space where children can work independently or with classmates. Teachers are actively engaged with the students, using the centers as a structure for teaching (Phillips & Scrinzi, 2013).

The Kindergarten Center Posters and accompanying Planning Guides are designed 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. Resources address the following Learning Centers:
  • Art Center
  • Block Center
  • Books & Listening Center
  • Dramatic Play Center
  • Math Center
  • Science Center
  • Writing Center
Art Center Poster
Art Center Planning Guide

Block Center Poster
Block Center Planning Guide

Books & Listening Center Poster
Books & Listening Center Planning Guide

Dramatic Play Center Poster
Dramatic Play Center Planning Guide

Math Center Poster
Math Center Planning Guide

Science Center Poster
Science Center Planning Guide

Writing Center Poster
Writing Center Planning Guide
KG 122

Printed in Color & on
The NC Guide for the Early Years, 2nd Edition
The NC 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. This resource acknowledges the importance of using learning centers as the major vehicle to organize a classroom. It also acknowledges the importance of these eight elements:
  • a strong, evidence-based curriculum
  • purposeful teaching
  • effective schedules, routines, & transitions
  • a positive interpersonal environment
  • partnerships with families
  • positive professional relationships
  • a broad repertoire of instructional practices
  • child-initiated and teacher-supported play
Available HERE
KG 106

Notebook Ready
Resource Manual for Administrators and Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children
The Resource Manual for Administrators & Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children is a practical guide especially created for early childhood principals, administrators, teachers, and others who are directly involved in providing high-quality preschool and kindergarten programs for young children in both public and nonpublic settings.

The purpose of this manual is 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.

Principals of kindergarten programs may be particularly interested in the sample teacher behaviors, child behaviors, classroom conditions, and artifacts provided on pages 41 - 102. These examples help illustrate the standards and elements for early childhood classrooms and can serve as an important resource when observing, evaluating, and supporting kindergarten teachers.
Available HERE
KG 116

Notebook Ready