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North Carolina Legislative Services Commission: Study of Structure and Organization of the State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Instruction, and Department of Public Instruction

In October 2008, Evergreen Solution began a project with the Program Evaluation Division of the North Carolina General Assembly, as part of the Appropriations Act of 2008, to conduct a Policy Analysis of Education Governance in North Carolina. This analysis included a review of the State Board of Education, the State Superintendent of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction.

The study included, but was not limited to:

  • analysis of the roles of agencies and individuals;
  • analysis of governance structure;
  • review of oversight and accountability;
  • peer state education agency size and output comparison;
  • analysis of Department of Public Instruction organization problems;
  • analysis of Department of Public Instruction accountability and quality; and
  • best practices assessment of similar organizations.

The study concluded with a comprehensive report and implementation plan, multiple presentations to the General Assembly, and draft legislation.