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NORTH CAROLINA END-OF-GRADE READING COMPREHENSION TESTS GRADES 3–8

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Test Specifications for End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments
Specifications for the EOG and EOC assessments aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science are available. Information on the prioritization of the standards, cognitive rigor, item complexity, item types, and assessment delivery modes is included.

 

Released Forms of the End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments
Released forms of the End of Course (EOC) assessments for English II, Math I, and Biology are available. Released forms of the End of Grade (EOG) assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are available. The forms are available on the current released forms web page.

 

Achievement Level Information
Publications regarding Achievement Levels 1-5 for the End-of-Grade Tests

 

Assessment Briefs
Assessment Briefs and other publications that contain information about the North Carolina End-of-Grade tests of reading comprehension

 

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)

 

Testing 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

 

Other Resources

  • NAEP Sample Selections and Items
    NAEP site containing over 100 multiple-choice and open-ended reading comprehension items and selections. These items are not directly aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, but they are high quality items that may be useful to educators.

 

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