A Special Thank-You
The development of the NC Department of Public Instruction K-2 Formative Instructional and Assessment Tasks was a collaborative effort with a diverse group of dynamic teachers, coaches, administrators, university faculty, and NCDPI staff. We are very appreciative of all of the time, support, ideas, and suggestions made in an effort to provide North Carolina with quality formative assessment items for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve upon this resource. Please send all correspondence to Barbara Bissell (barbara.bissell@dpi.nc.gov) and Amy Scrinzi (amy.scrinzi@dpi.nc.gov).

K-2 Assessment Committee
The K-2 Assessment Committee led the work of the K-2 Assessments. With support of their school and district, they volunteered their time and effort to develop the K-2 Formative Instructional and Assessment Tasks.

Jill Burke, First Grade Teacher, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Leanne Daughtry, District Office, Johnston County Schools
Andi Greene, First Grade Teacher, Edgecombe County Schools
Tery Gunter, Second Grade Teacher, Durham County Schools
Tesha Isler, Teaching/Learning Coach, Wayne County Schools
Patty Jordan, Second Grade Teacher, Wake County Schools
Rebecca Kidd, Kindergarten Teacher, Asheboro City Schools
Loryn Morrison, District Lead Teacher, Davidson County Schools
Becky Pearce, Kindergarten Teacher, Guilford County Schools

Kitty Rutherford, NCDPI Elementary Consultant
Amy Scrinzi, NCDPI Elementary Consultant

District Support
In a true collaborative effort, districts in North Carolina that had begun implementing the Common Core State Standards during the 2011-2012 school year voluntarily shared their assessment efforts with the K-2 Assessment Committee. Many of the final tasks presented are a direct result of this collaborative support.

Cabarrus, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Cleveland, Currituck, Davidson, Iredell-Statesville, Kannapolis, and Union

Critical Friends
Our Critical Friends carefully reviewed the assessment tasks, offered specific feedback, and provided suggestions for additional tasks as needed. Their feedback guided the final development of the assessment tasks.

Melanie Burgess, Jeanette Cox, Donna Dalke, Ana Floyd, Sharon Frost, Royanna Jackson, Jeane Joyner, Rendy King, Carol Midgett, Drew Polly, Wendy Rich, Karen Young, and Pam Zelando