North Carolina Modules
(NC1, NC2, NC3, NC4, NC5)
North Carolina has recently emerged as a leader with regard to state curriculum and assessment standards. The North Carolina Standard Course of Study, which dates back to 1898, is revised periodically to reflect changing needs of students and society. The latest revision adopts a philosophy of competency-based curriculum.
In the early 1990's, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) produced an outline of competency goals by grade for mathematics, as well as specific objectives and assessment measures pertaining to these goals. The NCDPI also developed hundreds of problems which serve as sample measures and provide a foundation for classroom instruction and assessment.
The North Carolina Math Objectives database (NC1) contains 1749 of those problems and 260 accompanying diagrams. The material spans skills and concepts from 6th grade through high school (including calculus) and includes multiple-choice, free-response, and open-ended problems. Teachers in North Carolina will immediately see the benefit of having the problems in a computer database. Teachers from around the country will certainly appreciate the wide range of topics and the high-quality sample items for regular instruction and assessment.
The North Carolina Elementary Math database (NC2) contains 1316 problems and 925 pictures taken from the state's released "Testlets" for grades 3 through 5. The problems are organized by grade, and then by topic. Although most problems are multiple-choice, there are some open-ended questions available for each grade level.
The North Carolina Algebra I database (NC3) contains 2126 original multiple-choice problems and 600 pictures for the Algebra I End-of-Course test. The original problems were authored by Susan Fink, a respected math teacher from Forsyth County Schools (Winston-Salem), and are drawing rave reviews from teachers across the state. All problems are cross referenced to the 1992 NC goals and objectives, as well as to the ojectives enacted in 1998.
The North Carolina Reading database (NC4) contains 929 problems based on more than 100 reading passages. The database contains all problems from the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction's testlets for grades 3 through 8, and is organized by grade.
Finally, the North Carolina Math Testlets database (NC5) contains 1713 problems and 635 accompanying diagrams. This database is a continuation of the NC2 database, as it includes all problems from the state's testlets for grades 6 through 8, and Algebra I. The problems are organized by grade and then by topic, and each grade includes a section of open-ended questions.
The North Carolina modules are available in packages at reduced prices for North Carolina schools. NC schools, please contact EducAide for special pricing information.