This page contains information for participating schools related to the 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Math Check-Ins

2017-2018 NC Check-Ins Notification

North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) approved the continuation of the NC Check-Ins. Beginning in the 2017–18 school year, school participation in the NC Check-Ins will be on a voluntary basis. Schools can elect to participate in English/language arts and/or mathematics. NC Check-Ins will be available in paper-and-pencil and online formats. The grade level and subject expansion plan includes:
  • Grades 5–7: English Language Arts/Reading
  • Grades 4–6: Mathematics
Districts and charter schools are requesting information detailing the content standards and structure (e.g., question types, selection types, calculator-active/inactive) of each 2017–18 NC Check-In for decision making and planning purposes. Although the NC Check-Ins for 2017–18 are still in the final phase of development the attached document (dated 05/26/17) provides the most recent information. We don’t anticipate this information to change significantly. The final “specifications” will be shared as soon as possible. We hope you find this information helpful.
As a reminder, information and updates are provided via three ways.
NC Check-Ins Update e-mail listserve (
2016–17 NC Check-Ins (Formerly Proof of Concept Study) NC Education course (
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction/NC Check-Ins Website (
Questions about the NC Check-Ins should be directed to your district-level or charter school Test Coordinator or your Regional Accountability Coordinator.

2017-2018 NC Check-In Instructional Support Documents

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
4th Grade Standards Assessed
5th Grade Standards Assessed
6th Grade Standards Assessed
4th Grade Quarter 1 Support Resources
Additional Tasks
4.OA.2 Comparing Money Raised

4.OA.3 Carnival Tickets

4.NBT.6 Division Strategy
5th Grade Quarter 1 Support Resources
5th Grade Quarter 1 Next Step Document
6th Grade Quarter 1 Support Resources


4th Grade Quarter 2 Support Resources 0
5th Grade Quarter 2 Support Resources
6th Grade Quarter 2 Support Resources 0

4th Grade Quarter 3 Support Resources
5th Grade Quarter 3 Support Resources
6th Grade Quarter 3 Support Resources

2016-2017 Check-Ins formerly known as the Proof of Concept Study Support Materials

NC Check-Ins Webinar Kitty Rutherford & Josh Griffin (December 5, 2016) PowerPoint

Informational PowerPoint from Curriculum and Instruction About NC Check-Ins (20 minutes)

Next Steps for NC Check-Ins for Interim I

NC Check-Ins Test Specifications

2016-2017 NC Check-Ins Standards to be Assessed

2016-2017 Check-Ins Interim 1 Support Document

Interim 1 Instructional Support (October)

steps.png Next Steps for NC Check-Ins for Interim I

2016-2017 Check-Ins Interim 2 Support Document

Interim 2 Instructional Support (January)

Additional resources for Interim II - 5.NBT.7 (adding and subtracting decimals) (Vetting)


steps.pngNext Steps for NC Check-Ins for Interim II

2016-2017 Check-Ins Interim 3 Support Document

Interim 3 Instructional Support (March)

steps.pngNext Steps for NC Check-Ins for Interim III

Notification about NC Check-Ins

Proof of Concept PowerPoint for the State Board of Education (results of 2015-2016 Study)

2015-2016 Proof of Concept Study Results - State Board PowerPoint

2015-2016 Proof of Concept Study

Interim 3: Instructional Support Document

Interim 2: Instructional Support Document

Proof of Concept Study Webinars: 10-15-15 and 10-29-15

Upcoming Webinars

The next Proof of Concept Study webinar will be held Oct 15 at 3 p.m., and focus on the teacher and student reports that are available as well as how to use the data from these reports to inform instruction and supports for students.
The target audience is districts and school staff participating in the Proof of Concept Study; however, nonparticipating districts/staff also are welcome to attend.
You may register for this webinar online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For those who cannot attend this webinar, it will be repeated on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. The registration link for this webinar is available here.

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August 2015

Memo including the List of Schools Participating is Study

Proof of Concept Webinar August 18, 2015 (Accountability ppt)
Proof of Concept Study: Grade 5 Mathematics Training August 4, 2015(Accountability ppt)

Proof of Concept Study for Mathematics (Curriculum and Instruction ppt for 5th Grade Teachers)
Proof of Concept: Interim Standards Assessed (Curriculum and Instruction support document: Kitty Rutherford)
Power of Ten Lessons and Tasks
Volume Lessons and Tasks

July 2015

Proof of Concept Webinar
Proof of Concept Math Slides

Proof of Concept Study Memo (July 24, 2015)