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The purpose of the North Carolina Grade 3 Practice Activity is to provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with the standardized multiple-choice testing format prior to the administration of the North Carolina Pretest—Grade 3. The instructional activity allows students the opportunity to practice: (1) answering multiple-choice questions, (2) transferring answers from a test book to a separate answer sheet, and (3) coding responses on an answer sheet. The instructional activity experience should minimize student anxiety and bubbling mistakes during the actual administration of the grade 3 pretest.

The practice activity book and answer key are located at this site. These publications and the information contained within must not be used for personal or financial gain. North Carolina public school system officials and teachers, parents, and students may duplicate this publication for instructional and educational purposes only. Others may not duplicate this publication without prior written permission from the NCDPI Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program.

Grade 3 Practice Activity (pdf, 672kb)

Grade 3 Practice Activity Answer Sheet
(pdf, 457kb)

Answer Key (pdf, 446kb)