Unanswered Questions On NC’s Common Core SBAC Field Test

A few months ago, I requested information on the Common Core SBAC field tests that went on this past Spring in North Carolina. I asked twice but perhaps it was lost in the shuffle.

<thell1885@gmail.com> Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM
To: Vanessa Jeter <vanessa.jeter@dpi.nc.gov>
One last question on this topic if you don’t mind?
What funds were used to implement the test pilot of SBAC tests in NC this past spring? Where can I located a breakout by school of this information?
Thank you!  Have a great weekend!

AP Dillon

<thell1885@gmail.com> Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM
To: Vanessa Jeter <vanessa.jeter@dpi.nc.gov>

I just wanted to follow up on that final question of what funds were used to implement the SBAC pilot tests this spring and where I can obtain documentation of what schools participated and what funding they received to do so.

Thank you!
A.P. Dillon

I have yet to obtain an answer, so I am putting the questions out on the blog. Perhaps a response will drift in.

I’d like to add to the above question, with regards to parental notification. According to NC statute:

“(b1)      The Superintendent shall notify local boards of education by October 1 of each year of any field tests that will be administered in their schools during the school year, the schools at which the field tests will be administered, and the specific field tests that will be administered at each school.”

It would be helpful to see the documentation that went out from DPI to NC Schools with regard to administering this SBAC field test.

I have yet to find a school that told the parents this field test was being administered either.

If anyone reading this has any information related to these questions, drop it in the comments or email me at TheLL1885@gmail.com.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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