The North Carolina State Improvement Project

“Through the NC SIP grant, we continue to lay a foundation, framed within research based approaches, that provides students with disabilities a pathway for success in reading

and math as well as the development of a systematic infrastructure to support teachers and to sustain best practices.”
-William HusseyNCDPI’s Exceptional Children Director

The North Carolina State Improvement Project provides personnel development and program support services to significantly improve the performance and success of students with disabilities in North Carolina.

Improving the teaching of students with disabilities is a major focus of NC SIP . There is clear and extensive research evidence supporting our belief that the vast majority of students with disabilities can read and write, as well as demonstrate math skills on grade level IF appropriate, research validated instructional and learning techniques are effectively employed.

The growing NC SIP network includes the following LEA based centers and sites:

  • 91 NC SIP research-based sites that focus on reading and writing instruction
  • A growing network of sites focusing on Early Literacy
  • 52 research-based mathematics instruction sites
  • Over 400 school buildings providing school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support


See the current newsletter for more information