The North Carolina End-of-Course Tests are used to sample a student’s knowledge of subject-related concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area. The North Carolina End-of-Course tests were initiated in response to legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly – the North Carolina Elementary and Secondary Reform Act of 1984.



North Carolina End-of-Course Tests

NC Math 1


English II



2016-17 End-of-Course (EOC) Course Codes (August 8, 2017) (pdf, 144kb)


Procedural Guidelines for Implementing Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (August 2017)
(pdf, 400kb)


Example Response Space for READY End-of-Course Test of English II (pdf, 66kb)


Questar English II Return Kit Training (pdf, 1.3mb)


Gridded Response Practice Activity and Gridded Response Practice Sheets


Graph Paper for Mathematics (pdf, 404kb)
NC Math 1 sample graph paper


Sample Answer Sheets for the End-of-Course Assessments


Credit Recovery in North Carolina FAQ (pdf, 203kb)


10/20 Day Rule Memo (August 23, 2017) (pdf, 63kb)
This memo from Rebecca Garland outlines the policy regarding adherence to the 10/20 day rule.


The North Carolina Graduation Project: Standards of Quality and Verification Process for High School Accountability (Published Fall 2015) (pdf, 566kb)


Elimination of the Student Accountability Standards/Gateways at Grades 3, 5, 8, and High School


Elimination of Tests from the North Carolina Testing Program

Achievement Level Ranges (Cut Scores) and Achievement Level Descriptors


Assessment Briefs and Other Publications
Assessment Briefs and other publications for the North Carolina End-of-Course Tests


Administration Information

  • Testing Calendar
  • Required Tests for the North Carolina Testing Program
  • Number of Items and Administration Time for Required State Tests

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


Test Development Process
Information on the test development process for state multiple-choice tests and information for potential item writers and reviewers