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Monday December 6th


UNC Students walk on campus on Oct. 8 2021.

UNC to launch new IDEAs in Action curriculum in Fall 2022

Faculty Council approved the IDEAS in Action curriculum in spring 2019, and the University plans to launch it in fall 2022.  “We are moving away from this concept of checking off boxes and fulfilling requirements,” Nick Siedentop, curriculum director in the Office of Undergraduate Curricula, said.

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CHCCS English language learners' test scores drop 30.3 percent from pre-pandemic years

CHCCS recently released student proficiency data for standardized tests conducted in the 2020-21 school year.  The data showed that proficiency scores for students decreased significantly, particularly for English language learners, between 2018-19 and 2020-21, down 13.7 percent. “We don’t know what caused all the changes, and we didn't test all the children,” Diane Villwock, executive director of assessment and research at CHCCS, said. “So when we compare this to '18-'19, and we know the instruction was different, we've got to be really careful to not lean too hard on that comparison. It's not apples to apples.”

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