Digital Teaching and Learning Accountability

DLMI

The NC Digital Teaching and Learning Inventory (NC DLMI), a legislatively mandated instrument, provides data on school media and technology programs to school, district, and state level stakeholders. 

  • Informs state and national reporting
  • Informs state and local budgets
  • Assists in planning state and local digital learning efforts
  • Aligns to the NC Digital Learning Progress Rubric
  • Aligns to the NC Digital Learning Plan

NCDLR

The North Carolina Digital Learning Progress Rubric is a strategic planning tool, or “roadmap,” intended to support North Carolina’s educators and communities in the transition to digital-age teaching and learning. The rubric is designed to help school district teams reflect on the current stage of their transition, plan next steps, and track their progress moving forward. This rubric contains five main areas: Leadership; Technology and Infrastructure; Content and Instruction; Professional Learning; and Data and Assessment.  There are three versions available for use - district, school and charter.

NCDLP

The detailed NC Digital Learning Plan (DLP), published September 2015, articulates specific and actionable recommendations for State-level leadership in supporting local education agencies and all public schools in transitioning to digital learning.

DLMI

DLMI

Digital Learning and Media InventoryThe new NC Digital Learning & Media Inventory (NC DLMI) went live on April 11, 2016 and is open throughout the year for data collection. The NC DLMI collects data for state and national reporting, to inform state and local budgets, and to assist in planning state and local digital learning efforts. Inventory questions are streamlined and aligned to the  NC Digital Digital Learning Progress Rubric.

This inventory replaces the Annual Media & Technology Report (AMTR). Modernizing the AMTR is a critical component of moving the NC Digital Learning Plan forward. The new tool has built-in logic and navigation to allow for ease of data input. The login process for the NC DLMI is the same as the previous AMTR.  For more information and resources including those needed for submitting data, please visit the DLMI resources site.

The NC DLMI reporting tool provides access to data and customizable reports for individual LEAs and charter schools. This data assist LEAs/schools in assessing and improving school media and digital learning programs. The NC DLMI provides a valuable data source that complements the NC Digital Learning Progress Rubric, providing LEAs and charter schools with a comprehensive view of their digital teaching and learning programs.  NC Digital Learning Progress Rubric data is gathered every other year on even years and is due by June 30.

The information collected in the NC DLMI is based on the school and district level digital learning and media resources in place as of June 30 of each year. The data collected provides the legislature and the public a yearly snapshot of the state of digital learning and media programs in North Carolina's schools.

 

NCDLR

NCDLR

The North Carolina Digital Learning Progress Rubrics are strategic planning tools, or “roadmaps,” intended to support North Carolina’s educators, schools, districts, and communities in the transition to digital-age teaching and learning. The rubrics describe a vision for a high quality, digital-age learning and are designed specially to help district and school teams reflect on the current stage of their transition, create sustainable plans, experiment with innovations, determine next steps, and track their progress. In fact, at its core, this rubric is intended to support the proliferation of high-quality instruction, with digital programs and materials functioning as one set of tools among many at the teachers’ and learners’ disposal. The infrastructure, human capital, and knowledge base to most effectively and efficiently use digital tools is currently being built by schools, districts, and the state. This rubric specifically operates within that construction and transition process.

This rubric is not a brand new instrument and planning tool, but is a continuation of many years of work initiated by the North Carolina Governor’s Office, General Assembly, and State Board of Education, with support from Golden Leaf Foundation and SAS, and carried out by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and countless educational leaders in classrooms, schools, districts, foundations, nonprofits, universities, and others across North Carolina.

The effort began with The School Connectivity Initiative and has grown through programs like the North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative and the IMPACT Model Program. While North Carolina is nationally recognized as a leader in K-12 digital learning, much more work remains to be done. The development and implementation of the 2016 North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, which includes the creation of this school-level rubric, constitutes the current phase of the state’s continuous, collective effort to provide high quality digital learning opportunities for all students from Murphy to Manteo.

NCDLP

NCDLP

NC Digital Learning Plan

NC Digital Learning PlanNorth Carolina is committed to providing the personalized digital-age education its K-12 students need to be successful in college, in careers, and as productive citizens. The transition to digital learning has already begun in North Carolina at the State, district, and school levels:

  • Legislative actions during the past two years address preparing educators for digital learning, providing digital resources, and ensuring technology access in all schools;
  • The School Connectivity, Home Base, and K-12 Cloud Computing initiatives have advanced North Carolina in providing the necessary broadband access, software systems, and digital resources;
  • The North Carolina Virtual Public School has expanded curriculum offerings through virtual learning for students throughout the State; • First-Hand Experience – Many of the State’s educators have already gained first-hand experience as digitalage learners in virtual and blended professional development programs; and
  • Innovative Digital Learning Initiatives – Most importantly, districts and schools throughout the State are already deeply engaged in innovative digital learning initiatives.

On behalf of the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University has developed the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to accelerate North Carolina’s progress, working in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders, and other partners across the State

Other Resources for Planning & Evaluation

Other Resources for Planning & Evaluation

North Carolina Resources

Evaluation Resources from NCSU's Friday Institute, a partner in program evaluation of competitive Title II Part D grants (IMPACT) include:

Other Research and Evaluation Resources

(Resources posted here are not required nor endorsed by the Digital Teaching and Learning Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. They are provided to assist you in the development of measures to provide both formative and summative evaluation.)