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PHYSICAL SCIENCE END-OF-COURSE (EOC) TEST (ARCHIVE ONLY)

Note: This web page is only an archive. This assessment was eliminated effective with the 2011-12 school year.

 

The North Carolina End-of-Course Test for Physical Science is used to sample a student’s knowledge of concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Physical Science (Content Standards) and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the course material in Physical Science. 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.

 

 

EOC Online 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, 38kb)
Information about the Physical Science End-of-Course test based on the 2004 Standard Course of Study

 

Student Reference Table (pdf, 434kb)
Formulas and other information students are provided during test administration

 

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.

 

Test Resources

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

 

Assessment Briefs and Other Publications
Assessment Briefs and other publications that contain information about 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 Development Process
Information on the test development process for state multiple-choice tests and information for potential item writers and reviewers

 

State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results

 

Test 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

 

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