State: North Carolina


North Carolina
Your Guide to Data and Services for North Carolina

SREB works with North Carolina policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources. Plus: details on how North Carolina makes use of SREB’s many targeted programs and services.

North Carolina Members of the Board

Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, ex officio (2017)
Tamara Barringer, State Senator, Cary (2020)
Brandon Gosey, Member, Rutherford County School Board, Ellenboro (2019)
Linda P. Johnson, State Representative, Kannapolis (2017)
Adeniyi Ojutiku, Raleigh (2018)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

North Carolina Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Linda P. Johnson, State Representative, Kannapolis
Tamara Barringer, State Senator, Cary
Hugh Blackwell, State Representative, Valdese
D. Craig Horn, State Representative, Weddington

Publication September 20165 pages

North Carolina
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.

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Publication June 201640 pages(16E07-NC)

North Carolina: Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace

Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace is the seventh biennial report to SREB states on their progress in meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the goals can help states drive improvements in student achievement, high school graduation, college completion and workforce readiness.


Strategies That Work
Claudia Rodriguez

MDC Is an Obsession for One North Carolina Teacher

Claudia Rodriguez sums up her excitement about the Mathematics Design Collaborative training with one word — obsessed. “I’m obsessed with the formative assessment lessons (FALs),” the North Asheboro Middle School mathematics teacher explains, referencing the formative assessment lessons she used during MDC training. “The FALs are really so rich in content — in math content and precision — that I love it!”

Strategies That Work
Katrina Zimmerman

Beginning With the End in Mind

Katrina Zimmerman is a science and technology teacher at Turrentine Middle School in Burlington, North Carolina. Zimmerman spearheads STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at her school and is creating a whole new curriculum for it. She began using the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) strategies in February 2015, adding it as a curriculum tool for her classroom.

Publication September 20144 pages

High School to College and Careers, North Carolina

Are standards, assessments and readiness policies aligned to promote smooth transitions? Details on North Carolina policies and requirements for high school graduation, accelerated learning, academic and career planning, college and career readiness, college admission, state financial aid and more.


Publication May 20133 pages

North Carolina Accountability Profile

North Carolina’s plans under federal waivers to No Child Left Behind: policies for raising student achievement, evaluating school performance, and identifying low-performing schools for state assistance.


Publication June 201236 pages(12E04)

North Carolina: A Decade of Progress

This report outlines a decade of the state’s progress toward meeting SREB’s Challenge to Lead education goals. Data on key education measures for each of the 12 goals are presented, with commentary that puts the information in a regional and national context. The lead figures on each page also are available as PowerPoint slides at