Welcome to the KCS Teachers' Playbook wiki!

When the North Carolina State Board of Education adopted the new North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process the commission considered what teachers needed to know and be able to do in 21st century schools. The aligned standards they developed were adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education. These standards are now incorporated in the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation process.
Several of these standards specifically address the use and analysis of data to improve instruction and others embed the use of collaborative data-driven decision-making in their intent. The KCS Teachers' Data Playbook is designed to assist you in developing your skills in the use of data, data analysis, and data-driven decision-making for collaborative instructional improvement. We believe the following standards and proficiencies can be evidenced through your use of the Teacher's Data Playbook and Data Notebook.

Standard I: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership

Teachers lead in their classroom.

  • Use data to organize, plan, and set goals.
  • Use a variety of assessment data throughout the year to evaluate progress

Teachers demonstrate leadership in the school.

  • Work collaboratively with all school personnel to create a professional learning community
  • Analyze data
  • Develop goals and strategies through the school improvement plan

Teachers lead the teaching profession.

  • Contribute to the establishment of positive working conditions
  • Participate in decision-making structures

Teachers advocate for schools and students.

  • Participate in the implementation of initiatives to improve education

Standard IV: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students

Teachers know the ways in which learning takes place, and they know the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.

  • Adapt resources to address the strengths and weaknesses of students

Teachers plan instruction appropriate for their students.

  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Use data for short- and long-range planning
  • Monitor and modify plans to enhance student learning

Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.

  • Choose methods and materials as they strive to eliminate achievement gaps

Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned.

  • Use multiple indicators, both formative and summative, to evaluate student progress
  • Provide opportunities for self-assessment
  • Use assessment systems to inform instruction and demonstrate evidence of students' 21st century knowledge, skills, performance, and dispositions

Standard V: Teachers Reflect on Their Practice

Teachers analyze student learning.

  • Think systematically and critically about learning in their classroom: why learning happens and what can be done to improve student achievement
  • Collect and analyze student performance data to improve effectiveness

Teachers function effectively in a complex, dynamic environment.

  • Actively investigate and consider new ideas that improve teaching and learning
  • Adapt practice based on data

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If you have any questions or need extra support contact Kelly Burgess- (704)933-TEST or kelly.burgess@kcs.k12.nc.us