North Carolina Testing Program: Technical Information 2013-14 and Beyond

Technical Notes

 

Interpretive Guides to the WinScan Score Reports for North Carolina Assessments

 

Test Development Process: Item, Selection and Form Development (pdf, 793kb)

 

Score Comparability: Paper-and-Pencil and Online Assessments (September 2015) (pdf, 1.6mb)
This slide deck was shared at the annual LEA Test Coordinators Meeting on September 16, 2015.

 

North Carolina 2015 NCEXTEND1 Alignment Study Report (April 2016)
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research was commissioned to conduct an in-depth, independent study of the alignment of the state’s NCEXTEND1 alternate assessments for English language arts/reading and mathematics at grades 3-8, science at grades 5 and 8, and  high school grade 10 English II, Math I and biology. The NCEXTEND1 alternate assessment, which is available for students with significant cognitive disabilities, is aligned to the North Carolina Extended Content Standards.

 

Alignment Study Report for End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments (November 2015)
In September, 2014 the NCDPI commissioned the Wisconsin Center for Education Research to conduct an in-depth, independent study of the alignment of the state’s newly developed end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) assessments for mathematics, reading and science to the content standards. North Carolina hosted a content analysis workshop as part of the alignment study in January, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Subject-based teams of content analysts were formed from active North Carolina teachers and other content specialists and trained to conduct independent analyses of assessment forms for mathematics, reading, and science for all assessed grades.

 

Test Specifications for End-of-Grade (EOG) Grades 3-8 and End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments

 

Test Specifications for the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading Test (July 2015) (pdf, 49 kb)

 

Raw Scores to Scale Scores by Assessment (Effective with the 2013-14 School Year)

End-of-Grade Assessments

End-of-Course Assessments

 

College-and-career readiness Academic Achievement Standards (cut scores) and Academic Achievement Descriptors for the Beginning-of-Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading Test, Read to Achieve Test, and End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) tests and their alternate assessments are located here.

 

End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Reliability Information by Form (pdf, 37kb)

 

Technical Brief for End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments (Published October 2014)
(pdf, 1.5mb)

 

End-of-Grade, End-of-Course, and NCEXTEND1 Technical Reports

 

Standard Setting Reports 2012-13

Concordance Reports 2012-13

Developmental Scale Reports 2012-13

 

Assessment Brief: Understanding the Raw Score Ranges by Achievement Level Report
May 2015 (pdf, 47kb)

 

Technical Information Archive