The day after the last Common Core Academic Standards Review Commission meeting, a survey went out from NC Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) to North Carolina teachers.
Given how busy our teachers are, I’m betting more than not deleted the email. It’s also interesting that this survey is an open link that anyone can enter data into. One has to ask how accurate and scientific the results will be.
One has to wonder why this wasn’t done prior to adoption and implementation? If it was, where are those results? Maybe they did and circular filed it along with the CommonCoreStandards.org feedback?
Oh, by the way, one has to enter data in every field in order to advance to the next page of this survey it seems. Way to discourage people from completing it!
This is the email I obtained that went out to NC Teachers:
From: Vanessa Jeter <Vanessa.Jeter@dpi.nc.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:03:06 AM
To: For NC Teachers
Subject: ELA and Math Standards Feedback Survey Live Now
This fall the NC Department of Public Instruction begins the standards review process for the English language arts and mathematics standards. We will be following our established State Board policy (GCS-F-012) that calls for a standards review of content standards every five years.
As the NCDPI standards review process progresses, we look forward to gathering information from stakeholders to inform the work of the NCDPI Standards Review Committee. To gather input, NCDPI is administering two surveys this fall—one in October for educators and one in November for the broader community.
The educators’ survey is now live for teachers and other educators to complete: http://ncdpireview.weebly.com The survey will be available until Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m.
The link will also be posted on the NDDPI website.
We hope you will take this survey and provide your specific feedback regarding the current English language arts and mathematics standards. Your feedback will be extremely valuable as we move through this process.
Thank you for your support.
Robin B. McCoy, Ph.D.
NCDPI Director, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction
Tracy S. Weeks, Ph.D.
NCDPI Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer