Summary List of Available and Upcoming Reports

1. Evaluation Strand: Effective Teachers and Leaders [See Description]

A. Teacher and Leader Evaluation

Comparing Value Added Models for Estimating Teacher Effectiveness: Technical Briefing

Released: February 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
Comparing Value-Added Models for Estimating Individual Teacher Effects on a Statewide Basis: Simulation and Empirical Analyses

Released: October 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
Measures of Student Growth in the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System: Formative Evaluation Report

Released: September 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
Final Report: Evaluation of new EES elements and their implementation

Anticipated release: May 2015

Full Report Executive Summary

B. Incentives

Teacher Performance Incentives in North Carolina

Released: September 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
Race to the Top Performance Incentives in North Carolina: A Summative Report

Released: August 2014

Full Report Executive Summary

2. Evaluation Strand: Supply and Distribution of Teachers and Leaders [See Description]

A. Teacher Quality Distribution

The Distribution of Effective Teachers in North Carolina

Released: December 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
Report: Estimates of trends and changes in the distribution of higher-quality teachers and school leaders

Anticipated release: June 2015

B. Regional Leadership Academies

Regional Leadership Academies: Cost-Effectiveness Framework

Released: March 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina Regional Leadership Academies: Final 2012 Activity Report

Released: March 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina Regional Leadership Academies: Final 2013 Activity Report

Released: March 2014

Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina Regional Leadership Academies: Final Summative Activity Report

Released: August 2014

Full Report Executive Summary

C. Strategic Staffing

Local Strategic Staffing in North Carolina: A Review of Plans and Early Implementation

Released: September 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
State Strategic Staffing: Recruitment Incentive for Lowest-Performing Schools – Race to the Top Formative Evaluation Report

Released: September 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
Strategic Staffing in North Carolina: A Summative Review of Local and State Implementation across the Race to the Top Period

Released: September 2014

Full Report Executive Summary

D. North Carolina Teacher Corps

North Carolina Teacher Corps Start-Up and Teach for America Expansion: Initial Findings on Recruitment, Training, and Placement

Released: October 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina Teacher Corps: Year One Implementation Report

Released: November 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina Teacher Corps Final Report: Impact, qualitative assessment, and policy recommendations

Released: October 2014

Full Report Executive Summary

E. New Teacher Support Program

North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP): First Annual Race to the Top Evaluation Report

Released: April 2013

 Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina New Teacher Support Program: Interim Evaluation Report

Released: March 2014

 Full Report Executive Summary 
Final Report: Induction Program effectiveness, implementation, and sustainability

Anticipated release: May 2015

F. NC Virtual Public School Blended STEM Courses

North Carolina Virtual Public School Blended Learning STEM Courses: A Formative Assessment of Initial Implementation, Part I

Released: April 2013

Full Report  Executive Summary
North Carolina Virtual Public School Blended Learning STEM Courses: Participant Experiences from the First Year of Implementation (First-Year Formative Assessment, Part II)

Released: October 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
North Carolina Virtual Public School Blended Learning STEM Courses: Final Report: Impact, Qualitative Assessment, and Policy Recommendations

Released: August 2014

Full Report Executive Summary

Evaluation Strand: Professional Development [See Description]

Prospects for Using Digital Recording Systems for Evaluation: An Overview

Released: October 2011

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1. Annual Report: Year 1
1A. Building LEA and Regional Professional Development Capacity: First Annual Evaluation Report

Released: January 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
1B. Distinguished Leadership in Practice (DLP): First Annual RttT Evaluation Report

Released: September 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
1C. Race to the Top Online Professional Development Evaluation: Year 1 Report

Released: November 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
2. Annual Report: Year 2
2A. Second Annual Race to the Top Evaluation Report Part I—Statewide Face-to-Face Professional Development Formative Evaluation

Released: March 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
2B. Second Annual Race to the Top Evaluation Report Part II—Local Outcomes Baseline Study

Released: March 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
3. Annual Report: Year 3
3A. Distinguished Leadership in Practice (DLP): Second Annual Evaluation Report

Released: November 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
3B. Third Annual Race to the Top Professional Development Report

Released: February 2014

Full Report Executive Summary
4. Final Report: Impact

Anticipated release: January 2015

Evaluation Strand: District and School Transformation [See Description]

A. Turning Around Lowest-Achieving Schools

1. Turning Around North Carolina’s Lowest Achieving Schools (2006-2010)

Released: September 2011

Full Report Executive Summary
2. Productive Connections: Interventions in Low Performing Districts by the NCDPI District and School Transformation Division in 2011-12

Released: April, 2013

Full Report  Executive Summary
2a. Turning around North Carolina’s Lowest-Achieving Schools: Initial Findings on the School Leader Professional Development Series

Released: April, 2013

Full Report  Executive Summary
3. Evaluation of District and School Transformation School-Level Coaching and Professional Development Activities

Released: October 2014

Full Report Executive Summary
Final Report: Quantitative and qualitative findings

Anticipated release: June 2015

B. STEM Anchor and Affinity Schools

North Carolina’s STEM High Schools: An Overview of Current Data

Released: December 2011

Full Report Executive Summary
STEM Affinity Networks: Year 1 Report

Released: April 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
STEM Affinity Network: Year 2 Report

Released: November 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
STEM Affinity Network: Year 3 Report

Released: December 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
Year 4 Report

Anticipated release: October 2014

Evaluation Strand: Local Spending [See Description]

Local Education Agency Race to the Top Expenditures: An Initial Analysis

Released: September 2012

Full Report Executive Summary
Local Education Agency Race to the Top Expenditures: An Analysis of Fund Use and Expenditure Patterns

Released: June 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
Local expenditure patterns associated with the greatest improvements in student achievement, student on-time progress and graduation, and increasing quality of teachers and school leaders

Anticipated release: June 2015

Evaluation Strand: Overall Evaluation [See Description]

1. Summary: Formative Assessments of Promising Practices, 2010-2012

Released: March 2013

Full Report Executive Summary
2. North Carolina’s Race to the Top Initiative: An Evaluation Update

Released: November 2013

Full Report
3. A Preliminary Cost Analysis of North Carolina’s Race to the Top Initiatives

Released: September 2014

Full Report
4. Final Report: Synthesis and policy recommendations across initiatives: Assessment of preliminary impacts of the highest-priority initiatives

Anticipated release: June 2015

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