Informational Pilot Letter

This letter provides information regarding the KEA pilot training during the week of July 7-10, 2014. Additional details about the pilot process and training is also found in the short Informational Video found on the wiki's home page.

KEA Introduction

This document provides information about the Kindergarten Entry Assessment and terms related to the KEA assessment process.

Pilot Training

The pilot process will begin with a two-day professional development session during the week of July 7-10, 2014 (see below for details). Central office administrators are expected to attend the first day of the training and participating teachers and principals are required to attend both days of the training. During the main session, participants will learn about the purpose of the NC Kindergarten Entry Assessment, the implementation of the assessment process, and information about what to expect during the pilot. In addition, administrators will attend a break-out session on the first day that will focus on communication and strategies to support teachers during the pilot.

July Pilot Training Topics

  • Purpose of the KEA
  • The Instructional Cycle: Linking Teaching, Learning & Assessment
  • The Role of Observation
  • The Online Tool
  • Exploration & Practice
  • Support & Next Steps

NC KEA List of Pilot Districts and Schools (Click Here)

NC KEA Pilot Training Locations

All professional development sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lunch is provided.
A laptop (preferred) or a tablet is required for the training. Please see the Technology Information page on this wiki for additional details.

Training Date
Regional Consultant
Beaufort, Bertie, Currituck, Dare, Martin, Pasquotank, Pitt, Tyrrell
July 9-10
Martin Telecenter
415 East Boulevard
Williamston, NC 27892
Catherine Woodall
Carteret, Jones, New Hanover, Pamlico, Pender
July 9-10
River Landing Clubhouse
110 River Vine Pkwy
Wallace, NC 28466
Leslie Simmons
Franklin, Nash-Rocky Mount, Vance, Wake, Warren, Weldon City
July 7-8
McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Darlene Germano
Bladen, Columbus, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond
July 7-8
Cumberland County Schools ERC
396 Elementary Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Jami Graham
Alamance, Asheboro, Guilford, Lexington, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Thomasville
July 9-10
Village Inn
6205 Ramada Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012
Cindy Dewey
Anson, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Stanly, Union
July 7-8
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
Cone 111, 112, and 113
Erika Beattie
Alexander, Caldwell, Iredell-Statesville, Mt. Airy City, Newton- Conover
July 9-10
Stone Family Center for Performing Arts at Wilkes County Board of Education
613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Karen Lounsbury
Cherokee, Clay, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain Transylvania
July 7-8
AB Tech
1459 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715
Nancy Costello