The resources and support materials on this page are intended for principals, assistant principals, central services personnel, instructional coaches, and those who serve as instructional leaders to support classroom teachers.

In the table below, please find resources from the Office of Early Learning to provide support and guidance for the implementation of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process.

TOPIC and Release Date..

Resource Description

Access to Resource

Family Flyer
This document is frequently provided to family members during Open House, Kindergarten Registration, and/or Kindergarten Orientation. The Family Flyer provides an overview of the importance of whole child learning and development. This resource is written in both English and Spanish.
2017-18 Updated Family Flyer
KEA Requirements for 2017-18
NEW! Update for 2017-8 from Office of Early Learning Director, John Pruette
KEA 2017-18 Communication
Construct Progression Comparison Document
The Object Counting, Book Orintation, and Print Awareness construct progressions have been updated/slightly "tweaked" and each of these changes are documented in the Construct Progression Comparison Document.
Construct Progression Comparison Document
PLC Meeting Agenda Template
This document may be used to guide planning and implementation of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process during PLC meetings.
PLC Template

At-a-Glance Document

This one-pager includes all 5 Domains of Learning & Development with aligned Construct Progressions and skill steps along the progressions.
2016-2017 At-a-Glance Document

Observation GRIDs

The Observation GRIDs are in WORD format for you to adapt to best meet your needs. These documents may be used to collect observation data/anecdotal notes that teachers may transfer into the platform. Click on the links to download each GRID.

These documents were created by Susan Ford from Pearce Elementary in Guilford County Schools.
KEA Constructs:

Quick Links Guide
This guide includes links to resources and documents to support the implementation of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process. Use this guide to easily access links to essential implementation guidance documents and resources.
Quick Links Guide
Administrator Webinar
July 19, 2016
This first webinar in the series will provide participants with an opportunity to access resources and strategies to support teachers with the implementation of the Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) component of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process.
The following topics will be addressed during this webinar:
  • Requirements for KEA implementation in the 2016-17 school year.
  • Strategies for building capacity for implementation of the KEA.
  • Expected implementation practices to look for when observing.
  • Statewide system of support through regional consultants

Note: Materials used during the webinar are provided in the column to the right and also located within this table.
Morning Meeting Video

Glows/Grows Team Communication Document

Webinar PPT

Webinar Recording
Resource Manual for Administrators and Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children
The Resource Manual for Administrators & Principals Supervising and Evaluating Teachers of Young Children is a practical guide especially created for early childhood principals, administrators, teachers, and others who are directly involved in providing high-quality preschool and kindergarten programs for young children in both public and nonpublic settings.

The purpose of this manual is to inform evaluators and administrators about the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process (NC TEP) and how it can be used to promote the professional development and growth of early childhood professionals.

Principals of kindergarten programs may be particularly interested in the sample teacher behaviors, child behaviors, classroom conditions, & artifacts provided on pages 41 - 102. These examples help illustrate the standards & elements for early childhood classrooms and can serve as an important resource when observing, evaluating and supporting kindergarten teachers.
Available HERE

Also available for purchase from NCDPI Publications:

KG 116
Notebook Ready
NC's K-3 Formative Assessment Process Five Critical Components
Released: March 27, 2015
Revised: February 2, 2016
This guidance document contains a description of the five critical components of NC's K-3 Formative Assessment Process and the expected implementation of each component.
Five Critical Components
Self-Reflection K-3 Formative Assessment Process
March 27, 2015
This self-reflection tool supports educators as they implement the five critical components of NC's K-3 Formative Assessment Process. It provides educators with the criteria that is expected and uses "I can" statements to support reflection and professional goal-setting.
Self-Reflection Tool
Administrative Practice Profile
July 15, 2016
This administrative practice profile provides instructional leaders with classroom examples of what to look for throughout the formative assessment process and is aligned with the five critical components of the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process.
Administrative Practice Profile
KEA Phase II Requirements Letter
April 5, 2016
Letter of communication sent to NC K-3 Formative Assessment district contacts from Executive Director of the Office of EarlyLearning, John Pruette, outlining the KEA requirements for the 2016-17 school year.

KEA Implementation, Phase II
Data and Account Integration Access Guide
June 21, 2016
This guide is intended to assist educators using the online platform by describing how it is integrated with data from PowerSchool; how to access the online platform and evidence collection app; how data and user accounts are processed between academic years; and where to locate additional support and resources.
Data and Account Integration Access Guide

Contact Your Regional Consultant



Phone Number

Email Address

Melissa Strickland
Northeast Regional Consultant
Leslie Simmons
Southeast Regional Consultant
Darlene Germano
North-Central Regional Consultant
Jami Graham
Sandhills Regional Consultant
Cynthia Dewey
Piedmont -Triad Regional Consultant
Erika Beattie
Southwest Regional Consultant
Nicki Galloway
Northwest Regional Consultant
Donna Albaugh
Western Regional Consultant