North Carolina Digital Learning Initiative

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Data & Assessment Resources


Collecting quality data and utilizing authentic assessment provide your district with measurable ways to ensure continuous improvement. The resources collected below have been identified to help move you forward in the digital learning transition: data and assessment.

What School Boards Need to Know: Data Conversations 
Source: National School Boards Association
This report by the National School Boards Association provides school boards with a guide on actions to take to help support a culture that utilizes data to create more student-centered learning environments.
Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices 
Source: Privacy Technical Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Education
This document addresses privacy and security considerations relating to computer software, mobile applications (apps), and web-based tools provided by a third-party to a school or district that students and/or their parents access via the Internet and use as part of a school activity.
From Data to Dialogue: Supporting Student Success in Nashville 
Source: Data Quality Campaign
This video provides a summary about how data is used effectively by parents, students, parents and administrators in the Nashville school district, with recommended practices for the use of data to improve student achievement.
What Is a Learner Profile?
Source: Public Impact
On August 14–15, 2014, Public Impact convened 40 parents, teachers, students, technology and learner profile developers, researchers, neuroscientists, and policy experts to consider the potential for learner profiles to help students become agents of their own learning success and equip teachers and the educational environment to better understand and respond to diverse learners. This resource defines learner profiles and outlines considerations for leaders.
Assessing Technology in the Classroom by Activity Type 
Source: College of William & Mary School of Education
The instruments linked have been developed to help researchers and teacher educators to assess evidence of teachers' knowledge for technology integration, or TPACK (technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge). All of the instruments available here have been tested for multiple types of reliability and validity, and have proven to be robust tools.
District Stakeholder Blended Learning Readiness Assessments 
Source: The Learning Accelerator
Six separate, complementary surveys for the following stakeholder groups: teachers, principals, parents, students, central office senior staff/technology leads, and community members.