The North Carolina End-of-Course Test for Biology is used to sample a student’s knowledge of concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Biology (Content Standards) and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the course material in Biology. The end-of-course test must be administered during the last week (block schedule or summer school) or the last two weeks (traditional schedule) of the instructional period.



NCTest Online Assessment Information
Information about NCTest - the application used to deliver EOC assessments online for the North Carolina Testing Program including the EOC Online Test Simulation


Test Information Sheet (pdf, 37kb)
Information about the Biology End-of-Course test based on the 2004 Standard Course of Study


Sample Test Items
Sample items for students and teachers  

  • Note: Sample items on the NCDPI Web site may be brailled by local school systems. If Braille creation is not possible at the local level, then specific sample item groups may be ordered by local testing staff from TOPS using the TNN Order System. Brailled sample items ordered from TOPS will not ship with answers. Note: Allow 45 days for a Braille sample item order to be filled.


2008-09 Released Test Forms
On August 24, 2009, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Accountability Services Division/North Carolina Testing Program released one test form for each grade level and subject tested in the 2008-09 school year.


Test Resources


Achievement Level Information
Publications regarding Achievement Levels I–IV for the End-of-Course tests


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


Other Resources