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  • Home Base will allow teachers to search for and select instructional materials for use in lesson plans from an approved and standards-aligned curriculum database. Teachers will be able to add or modify the instruction to customize it for students groups or individual students based on assessed needs.  
    The system will allow teachers to search for lesson plans by standard, grade, discipline, objective, theme, publisher, unit, and so on. Students and parents will have easy access to resources for learning that are specific to each student’s assessed instructional needs.
    The system will support the tracking of student activities and assessments directly linked to standards, benchmarks, and/or objectives. Assessments or assignments may be linked to the instruction with either manual scoring or on-line delivery and automatic scoring. Based on student assessment results, teachers will be able to use the IIS to identify and assign instructional material to students that specifically addresses the weaknesses uncovered by the assessment. Students will be provided collaborative work areas to work with fellow students as well as the ability to submit questions and get feedback from teachers.
  • The Assessment and Growth component has the capacity to assist instructional staff by allowing them to create, align, deliver, and manage various levels and types of assessment items and strategies ranging from daily classroom formative assessment to district interim/benchmark testing to statewide grades 3-8 and High School summative assessments.
    The assessment component serves as a repository for pre-constructed test items and also will display a robust set of tools that allows the teachers and accountability personnel to create and build multiple levels of assessment aligned to the instructional objectives contained within a curriculum. The system will also allow end-users to import pre-constructed assessment items/tasks and formats (including rubrics) to augment locally-developed items/tasks. The resources available through this component will add to the depth of items/tasks available for use at the classroom level across the state.
    The assessment system will also have a well-developed reporting system that will enable teachers to aggregate and disaggregate assessment data from multiple sources to analyze student performance and instructional needs. The ability of the assessment system to effectively aggregate and disaggregate assessment results on the basis of pre-set formats or user-defined constraints is one of the ways that Home Base may be used to improve student educational outcomes.
  • The data analysis and reporting component of Home Base will provide a wealth of information to teachers, students and administrators and will enable teachers to modify the learning process and and assign instructional resources to meet each student’s needs. This component can provide a student-achievement profile that contains the student’s current level of mastery on standards, benchmarks, objectives, and skills. It can provide to administrators data on teacher effectiveness and demographic, program, and achievement data.  
    Access to data from all areas of the system will be role-based and highly secure. The system will provide immediate access to all types of integrated student information through system-generated reports which enable teachers and administrators to quickly and efficiently determine students’ academic performance and growth needs. School leaders will be able to aggregate data across schools, classrooms, and grades and compare those assessment findings with pre-determined standards of achievement. The system will also provide operations so educators can “drill-down” into the data and perform more detailed analysis of student performance patterns and trends.
  • The Standards and Curriculum component focuses on the ability to manage multiple sets of standards (Common Core, NC Essential Standards, NC Teaching Standards, etc.) and to align IIS content and resources to those standards. The IIS content and resources that will be aligned to the standards includes curriculum and instructional resources (courses, units, activities, resources), assessment items, and professional development resources. Users will be able to easily search and analyze relationships between all resources and the standards. The system will provide tools for curriculum design, development, and best practices.
    Content will come from multiple sources (teachers, LEAs, vendors, DPI, consortiums, and more) and will be vetted at several levels to assure quality alignment to standards. The development and management of curricular materials will be designed with role-based security to allow for a workflow in which submitted materials go through a review and approval process prior to being included in the official state, regional, or district curriculum.
  • When the system is first rolled out, teachers will have immediate access to content that has been vetted, tagged, and aligned to Common Core and NC Essential Standards. DPI has a team of people reviewing resources and selecting those that are strictly aligned – this process involves a teacher review to ensure that these are resources that teachers will use.
    These are some examples of instructional resources that we know we are going to use. You may already know about and use these, but know we will have them all in one place and only include those things that are aligned to NC Standard Course of Study (NC SCOS).
  • We are also working with LEAs across the state. The State Superintendent asked for LEAs to participate in the resource consortium last spring.
    The Resource Consortium was established and we have 43 members representing 30 LEAs and charter schools.
    These are some examples of assessment resources received from LEAs involved in this work.
    At the end of 2012, over 2300 resources had been reviewed and tagged. This number increases daily.
  • The system will also include all of the DPI developed resources related to the NC Standard Course of Study.
  • Jason Atkinson and Cindy Manning will share experience as a member.
  • Note that these numbers have changed—the smalls had 1 and Charter schools had 1, but we have been able to increase the numbers per lea/charter school.
  • School Net Curriculum implementation

    1. 1. Curriculum and Assessment Components Implementation Overview
    2. 2. Agenda Welcome and Overview • Agenda Review • Overview of Home Base and Review of Components and Resources System Deployment DPI • Home Base Products and Phased Implementation • Readiness Steps LEA Training, Roles & Responsibilities • Approach • Timeline • Sample Agenda • Registration Process Questions and concerns you have about upcoming trainings
    3. 3. Home Base Overview Information Instruction In the novel, what motivated Sarah’s behavior? Support your claim with evidence from the text. Student Information and Learner Profile PowerSchool Pearson a simpler, better information system to replace NC WISE Instructional Design, Practice & Resources Assessment Data Analysis and Reporting Integrated Instructional Solution(SchoolNet – OpenClass – Test Nav) Pearson a new standards-aligned tool for instruction, assessment and data analysis Professional Development & Educator Evaluation EE and PD Truenorthlogic a simpler, better information system to replace McRel
    4. 4. Instruction and Assessment Components and Home Base Resources
    5. 5. Lesson Plans Instructional Design, Practice & Resources • Find sample lesson plans, units, resources • Create lesson plans and link to appropriate resources • Differentiate lessons for students • Access Open Education Resources
    6. 6. Assessment • Search for assessment items/tasks • Create, administer, and score assessments at classroom, school, and district levels • Administer statewide assessments • Formative Assessment Strategies and Resources
    7. 7. Data Analysis & Reporting • Customizable views • Role-based Information • Multiple Data Comparisons • Attendance • Grades • Test Scores • Discipline
    8. 8. Standards and Curriculum
    9. 9. Sample LEA Assessment Items
    10. 10. NC DPI Resources
    11. 11. Purchased Resources Initial Content •Science and Social Studies Assessment Items [9,600 items] • Science and Social Studies [~10,000 resources] Later in 2013 • Next Generation K-12 Common Core ELA and Math Items [in Development]
    12. 12. Home Base Products and Phased Implementation
    13. 13. R Products being integrated to create Home Base = Required R User Portal via PowerSchool R Summative Assessment Test Nav R Educator Evaluation Truenorthlogic Professional Development Truenorthlogic Identity and Access Management Student Information PowerSchool NC Cloud Core Instructional Improvement System Instructional Tools and Assessment Schoolnet Learning Management /Collaboration OpenClass Content in System Tools for Teaching • Assessment Creation Initial Content •Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies Assessment Items for Benchmarking and Classroom Assessment •Instructional Content housed in the NC Learning Object Repository
    14. 14. Time Line July/August 2013 R PowerSchool Student Information • Student Information • Scheduling • Gradebook • Attendance • Transcripts User Portal via PowerSchool Schoolnet R Instructional Tools and Assessment Truenorthlogic • Instructional Tools • Classroom and Benchmark Assessments • Reporting • Online Evaluation (Teachers Only) • • • • • • Students Parents Teachers Administrators State Admin Content Specialist Educator Evaluation Content in System Tools for Teaching • Assessment Creation Initial Content •NWEA Science and Social Studies Assessment Items [9,600 items] •ClassScape Items in EOG and EOC tested subjects (Math, ELA, Science) [22,000 items] •Pearson Science and Social Studies Digital Library [~10,000 resources] •Open Educational Resources from NC Learning Object Repository [4,000 and counting}
    15. 15. Time Line October 2013 + OpenClass Collaboration Truenorthlogic Educator Evaluation • Collaboration • Online Evaluation (Principals and Teachers) Content in System Tools for Teaching • Assessment Creation • Next Generation K-12 Common Core ELA and Math Items [starting in October and phasedin]
    16. 16. Time Line March 2014 + Professional Development Truenorthlogic 2014-2015 School Year R Test Nav Summative Assessment
    17. 17. Time Line July/August 2013 R PowerSchool Student Information Schoolnet Instructional Tools and Assessment October 2013 + OpenClass Collaboration R Truenorthlogic Educator Evaluation Content in System Tools for Teaching • Assessment Creation Teacher only Truenorthlogic Educator Evaluation Principals March 2014 Truenorthlogic Professional Development 2014-2015 R Test Nav Summative Assessment
    18. 18. Questions?
    19. 19. LEA Involvement
    20. 20. Significant LEA Involvement • Through requirement gathering, tool selection, vendor selection and design • Participating LEAs include: Wake, Carteret, Catawba, Iredell, Asheboro, Henderson, Union, Craven, Jones, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Hoke
    21. 21. Configuration and Status Meetings • As developers code parts of the online system, LEA reps and NC DPI staff are reviewing and providing feedback • Requirements • • • • Instructional Tools Assessments Collaboration Tools Dashboards and Reporting
    22. 22. LEA Training, Roles & Responsibilities
    23. 23. Home Base Trainings Fall 2012 to date: LEA/charter school representatives have attended the Home Base: PowerSchool Training. Summer (June 20 – July 2) Trainings: •Home Base: Classroom Instruction/Assessment •Home Base: Educator Evaluation
    24. 24. Training • • • • • • • • Train-the-trainer model Regional face-to-face training Multiple Webinar Offerings Technical Support Webinar Offerings Quick Reference Guides Captivate Video Modules User Manuals Continued Support by DPI
    25. 25. Classroom Instruction/Assessment Training • • • • • Training Sites in all 8 Regions Full-day session Two sessions per day Multiple days in each region Training spans from June 20 – July 2 across the state
    26. 26. Home Base Regional Training • Educator Evaluation Training will also be offered at the same locations • Half-Day Session • Two sessions offered per day (AM and PM) • Multiple days in each region • Training spans from June 20 – July 2 across the state
    27. 27. Home Base Regional Training • Educator Evaluation Training will also be offered at the same locations • Half-Day Session • Two sessions offered per day (AM and PM) • Multiple days in each region • Training spans from June 20 – July 2 across the state
    28. 28. Details for Regional Trainings • All sessions are first come, first served and seats are limited. Please make every attempt to attend training in your region. • Each LEA/charter school has been provided an allotment based on size. • Participants will be expected to use the knowledge and skills they acquire to provide training to local staff within their LEAs/charter schools. • Each attendee must bring a laptop with wireless capability
    29. 29. Seats An LEA/Charter will receive the same number of seats for both Educator Evaluation and Classroom Instruction/Assessment training. District Size Classroom Educator Instruction/A Evaluator ssessment (Half-Day) (Full-day) Charter Schools 2 2 small 4 4 medium 7 7 large 10 10
    30. 30. C&I Training Target Audience Home Base District Lead Person who is responsible for the operational implementation of Home Base Curriculum Lead Person who develops, coordinates, or manages the local curriculum Person who develops, coordinates, or manages the local assessment and testing efforts Assessment/Accountability Lead Professional Development Lead Person who manages and coordinates district-level professional development (training) priorities Principal Lead Current sitting principal in a district who can serve as a lead expert trainer on the IIS Core Components Assistant Principal Lead Current sitting assistant principal in a district who can serve as a lead expert trainer on the IIS Core Components Instructional Technology Lead Person who helps the classroom teacher to integrate the technology into the classroom
    31. 31. Sample Training Agenda What Instructional Materials Are Available? •Search for instructional materials •Create lessons •Lesson planner scheduling •Focus for administrators: Setting up an approval process Classroom-Level Reporting: How Are My Students Performing? •Standardized test report •Benchmark and classroom test reports •Student analysis spreadsheet: View students across a variety of data points •Hands-on practice
    32. 32. Sample Training Agenda How Do I Create Test Items? •Entering test questions •Adding images to test questions •HTML editor and equation editor •Link questions to passages •Hands-on practice •Focus on administrators: Sharing and controlling access to assessment items How Do I Create a Test? •Build an express test •Schedule a test •Hands-on practice Scheduling and Administration of a Test •Printing and scanning paper tests •Preparing for online testing •Online tests: The student experience •Proctor Dashboard •Share open response items online •Hands-on practice •Focus on administrators: Sharing and controlling access to assessments
    33. 33. Dates for Regional Trainings Region Region 1: June 24- June 25 Region 2: June 24- June 25 Region 3: June 25- June 27 Region 4: June 26- June 27 Region 5: June 26- June 27 Region 6: July 1- July 2 Region 7: June 24-June 26 Region 8: June 27, July 1-2 Location Registration Link Elizabeth City State University (Pasquotank Co.) Northside High School (Onslow Co.) June 25: William R. Davie Middle School (Halifax Co.) June 26-27: Bunn High School (Franklin Co.) Richmond Community College (Richmond Co.) West Stokes High School (Stokes Co.) Hickory Ridge High School (Cabarrus Co.) Wilkes County Stone Center (Wilkes Co.) WRESA (Buncombe Co.)
    34. 34. Early Training • Note: LEAs with Year-Round Schools or Year-Round Charter Schools: If you have at least one year-round school in your district, you have been allotted at least one seat at the early training on June 20- 21 in Raleigh. (See Home Base Training Allotment spreadsheet.) June 20: Classroom Instruction/Assessment June 21: Educator Evaluation
    35. 35. C&I Director Role • Serve as the point person for information related to Classroom Instruction and Assessments Training • Work collaboratively with HR Director to review training dates, locations, target audience and allotment for training and plan how to cover all slots (information was made available yesterday, April 22) • Select who will attend each type of training and on which date and time (morning, afternoon, or full-day).
    36. 36. C&I Director Role (continued) • Ensure one person in the LEA completes the registration form to fill in names and contact information of attendees for training in your region. • Ensure all attendees are informed that they are expected to train local staff after completing the training • Ensure all attendees are informed that they must bring a laptop with wireless capability • Establish district level training/implementation plan
    37. 37. EE Training: Registration Process • Sample Registration Site: • Registration Dates: April 24 - May 24
    38. 38. Questions or Comments?
    39. 39. Minimum Technical Requirements Home Base North Carolina’s Instructional Improvement (IIS) and Student Information System (SIS) Minimum End-User Technical Requirements The Minimum Technical Specifications document will be updated as needed. Please visit the link below to find the most current version of this document.
    40. 40. Website and Updates •Home Base website is •To sign up for Home Base Biweekly Newsletter, please email as ask to be placed on the newsletter listserv. •We will continue to email the biweekly updates, but you can also find them archived on the Home Base website at •Educator Effectiveness website is
    41. 41. Contact: Remedy •You can email your questions about Home Base (the system, implementation or training) •Questions will be logged into Remedy for assistance •Support personnel provide the answer, research or assign to the appropriate area for resolution •Incidents are categorized for statistical reporting to aid in identifying problem areas as well as providing a knowledge base •If you have a question that is not about the system, implementation or training, you may contact the Home Base staff at
    42. 42. District Next Steps • Determine who will attend training • Establish district level training/implementation plan • Stay informed by reviewing Home Base and Educator Effectiveness websites • Today’s presentation will archived at: /resources/