North Carolina School Improvement Project (NC SIP)
Improving Instruction for Students with Disabilities
The North Carolina Improvement Project provides personnel developmemt and program support services to significantly improve the performance and success of students with disabilities in North Carolina.
Improving the teaching of students with disabilites is a major focus of NCSIP. There is clear and extensive research evidence supporting our belief that the vast majority of students with disabilites can read and write, as well as demonstrate math skills on grade level IF appropiate, research validated instructional and learning techniques are effectively employed.
The growing NC SIP network includes the following LEA based centers and sites:
- 91 NC SIP research-based sites that focus on reading and writing instruction
- A growing network of sites focusing on Early Literacy
- 52 research-based mathematics instruction sites
- Over 400 school buildings providing school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
- Improve the basic skills performance of students with disabilities
- Increase the percentage of qualified teachers of students with disabilities
- Increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates of students with disabilities
- Improve parent satisfaction with, and support of, school services for students with disabilities
- Improve the quality of teachers' instructional competencies
NC SIP Website Home Page: http://www.ncsip.org/index.php