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NC State Improvement Project NC SIP

NCSIP is a program in the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education, NCSIP works to improve the quality and effectiveness of educational programs and instruction for students with disabilities in North Carolina. Collaboration is essential to the success of NCSIP.

The project is a partnership across the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, local education agencies, institutes of higher education, and parents and parent organizations, including ECAC.

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.

Learn more about the 2019 NC SIP Annual Performance measures by clicking the links below:








NCSIP APR Infographic








NCSIP Literacy Infographic

Learn more about the NC State Improvement Project:

NC Department of Public Instruction’s NC SIP website






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