North Carolina End-of Grade Mathematics Tests Grades 3 – 8
Effective with the 2005-06 school year, the North Carolina End-of-Grade Mathematics Tests measure the goals and objectives as specified in the 2003 North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study (Content Standards). The competency goals and objectives of the mathematics curriculum adopted in 2003 by the North Carolina State Board of Education for each grade are organized into five strands: (1) Number and Operations; (2) Measurement; (3) Geometry; (4) Data Analysis and Probability; and (5) Algebra.
Guidelines, Practice and Examples for Math Gridded Response Items
- Grade 5 Guidelines and Practice (doc, 84kb)
- Grade 5 Examples (pdf, 50kb)
- Grades 6-8 Guidelines and Practice (doc, 92kb)
- Grades 6-8 Examples (pdf, 51kb)
Test Specifications for the Next Generation of Assessments
Specifications for the Next Generation of Assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science are now available. Information on the prioritization of the standards, cognitive rigor, item complexity, item types, and assessment delivery modes is included.
Sample Forms of Next Generation Assessments
Sample forms of the new READY End of Course (EOC) assessments for English II,
Algebra I/Integrated I, and Biology will be available on the web early fall 2012. Sample forms of the new READY End of Grade (EOG) assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science will be available on the web late winter 2013. The sample forms will be made available on the current released forms web page.
Revisions to Mathematics Test Specifications at Grades 6 & 7 (September 25, 2012) (doc, 11kb)
Minor revisions that have been made to ensure the tests align more closely with recently released Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mathematics documents.
- Formative Assessments for Problem Solving (pdf, 26kb)
Tools and key classroom activities to provide formative feedback directly to students. Critical thinking/problem solving is a major component of the 21st Century Skills.
- Graph Paper for Mathematics (pdf, 13kb)
End-of-Grade Mathematics Test sample graph paper
- EOG Sample Answer Sheets
Achievement Level Information
Publications regarding Achievement Levels 1-4 for the End-of-Grade Tests
Assessment Briefs that contain information about the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests
Understanding the Individual Student Report Documents (UISRs)
A Web page containing all of the UISRs for the North Carolina Testing Program.
End-of-Grade Tests: Number of Items and Total Test Time (Minutes)
- Grades 3-8 (pdf, 45kb)
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
State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results
- NAEP Sample Selections and Items
NAEP multiple-choice and open-ended mathematics items including rubics
- North Carolina’s Results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Reports on how North Carolina has performed on the most current NAEP assessments.
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