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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

CONTACT :: Nancy Carolan, Section Chief

- MISSION :: It is the mission of the Testing Policy and Operations Section to implement the North Carolina Testing Program by developing and providing policies, guidelines, procedures, and ethical testing practices that meet federal and state requirements related to the area of securing tests, administering and scoring tests, reporting scores, and interpreting test results

 

HOT TOPICS

 

Guidelines for Destroying, Storing, or Returning Materials for the 2013-14 School Year (pdf, 15kb)
(Updated on March 12, 2014)

 

Metritech ACCESS for ELLs Presentation (ppt, 4.4mb)
A presentation detailing the operational procedures for the ACCESS for ELLs spring 2014 administration

 

North Carolina Test Coordinators’ Policies and Procedures Handbook (pdf, 2.6mb)
The purpose of the North Carolina Test Coordinators’ Handbook is to provide district and school test coordinators with a reference for implementing proper test administrations for the North Carolina Testing Program.

 

The Proctor's Guide (pdf, 748kb)
The Proctor's Guide outlines the responsibilities of proctors and what they are permitted to do during a test administration.

 

ACCESS Data Validation Training (ppt, 425kb)

 

August 30, 2010: Presentation for Review and Discussion of AMAO 2 Criteria & Targets
(ppt, 673kb)

 

Testing Accommodations
Policies, procedures, and resources for testing accommodations available to eligible students in the North Carolina Testing Program.

 

2009-2010 Plan for Monitoring the Use of State Testing Accommodations (pdf, 70kb)
The North Carolina Testing Program's comprehensive approach for monitoring the use of state testing accommodations for the 2009-2010 school year

 

Understanding the Individual Student Report Documents (UISRs)
A web page containing all of the UISRs for the North Carolina testing program.

 

Elimination of Tests from the North Carolina Testing Program
A Web page containing detailed information on the reasons some state tests were eliminated.

 

North Carolina Testing Program Assessment Options
Information on the standard test administration and alternate assessment options available and their eligibility criteria

 

2013-14 Review of Accommodations Used During Testing Forms

  • Review of Accommodations Used During Testing Form Procedures (pdf, 31kb)
    • Process guide for the Review of Accommodations Used During Testing forms
  • Review of Accommodations Used During Testing (xls, 109kb) | (pdf, 34kb)
    • Form to be used during team decisions prior to testing to record required testing accommodations documented on the student's IEP, Section 504 Plan, LEP documentation, or transitory impairment documentation, for data entry into CECAS or PowerSchool, and during/after testing to record the accommodations provided and used during testing
  • Review of Accommodations Used During NCEXTEND1 Testing (xls, 96kb) | (pdf, 25kb)
    • Form to be used during team decision prior to testing to record required testing accommodations documented on the student's IEP, for data entry into CECAS and PowerSchool, and during/after testing to record the accommodations provided and used during testing


POPULAR TOPICS


Administration Information

 

General Information and Policies
Testing Code of Ethics; testing calendar; testing program overview; and State Board of Education required testing

 

Testing Security
North Carolina Testing Code of Ethics, Testing Security Protocol and Procedures for North Carolina School Personnel publication, and the Proctor's Guide

 

Assessment Briefs
Test-related issues and/or policies concerning the North Carolina Testing Program


Testing Students with Disabilities
Policies, procedures, and resources for testing students with disabilities in the North Carolina Testing Program


Testing Students Identified as Limited English Proficient
Policies, procedures, and resources for testing students identified as limited English proficient in the North Carolina Testing Program


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
State and national results on the Nation's Report Card; NAEP overview; NAEP released items; and other NAEP resources



Testing Policy and Operations Staff Directory