Common Core in North Carolina:
Common Core State Standards

With the signing of Senate Bill 812 by Governor Pat McCrory on July 22, 2014, North Carolina became the 10th state to reject the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

The North Carolina legislature’s budget for fiscal year 2014 prohibits the state board of education from spending any money to implement the SBAC assessments. Thus, Common Core assessments have been temporarily halted in North Carolina unless the state legislature votes to reinstate funding.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Local Action Groups

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Updated: 1/28/2015