The North Carolina State Improvement Project provides personnel development and program support services to significantly improve the performance and success of students with disabilities in North Carolina.
Improving the teaching of students with disabilities is a major focus of NC SIP . There is clear and extensive research evidence supporting our belief that the vast majority of students with disabilities can read and write, as well as demonstrate math skills on grade level IF appropriate, research validated instructional and learning techniques are effectively employed.
During the 2016-17 school year, NC SIP will engage with and support seventy-one LEA’s in their grant implementation:
Five Best Practice Centers
Fifteen Demonstration Sites
Fifty-one Network Sites
NC SIP GOALS FOR 2016-2021
GOAL 1 - NC SIP staff will increase their capacity to provide leadership, professional development, coaching,
and supports to participating districts, teachers, and families on leadership and effective reading,math, and content literacy instruction.
GOAL 2 - District and building administrators will have the skills to develop, implement, and evaluate district
plans that support the improvement of core content instruction and achievement of students with
disabilities in their districts.
GOAL 3 - Teachers and administrators will have the skills to effectively implement research-based reading,
math, adolescent literacy and co-teaching instructional practices for students with disabilities in the K-12
classroom, which will lead to increased student engagement, student generalization of skills, academic
achievement, and family engagement.
GOAL 4 - Pre-service teachers and in-service administrators enrolled in partnering IHEs, will have the capacity
to effectively implement and support research-based reading, math, adolescent literacy, and co-teaching for students with disabilities.