District and School Transformation (DST) provides service and support to districts and schools across the state of North Carolina. Through a collaborative effort across multiple divisions within the Department, DST focuses on building the capacity of all staff serving in the lowest performing districts and schools across the state to support the improvement of the school performance grade and EVAAS growth score. The Division works with districts and schools to develop or improve systems and processes that will sustain a continuous improvement culture. Coaches in the Division work in conjunction with teachers, principals, superintendents, local school boards, families and communities, and other educational partners to support them in improvement planning and implementation. DST is organized under the Deputy State Superintendent and provides customized service based on a Comprehensive Needs Assessment provided by the Division and annual results of the Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools.