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The North Carolina Writing Assessment program requires that the modes of writing assessed at grade 10 be aligned with the curriculum expectations as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (Content Standards).


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


Preliminary Results of Student Performance on the North Carolina Writing Assessment at
Grade 10 2010-11
(June 1, 2011)
(pdf, 420kb)


NEW! Distributed Scoring Opportunity for North Carolina Educators in 2011 (pdf, 228kb)
North Carolina educators are invited to participate in the scoring of the 2011 Writing Assessment at Grade 10. Please see the attached memo from Rebecca Garland, Angela Quick, and Lou Fabrizio.


2007-08 North Carolina Writing Assessment Results for Grade 10
Data for LEAs: Grade 10 (xls, 58kb)
Data for Schools: Grade 10 (xls, 179kb)


General Writing Assessment at Grade 10

North Carolina Alternate Assessments in Writing

North Carolina Writing Assessment Prompts
Released writing prompts from the North Carolina Writing Assessment at Grade 10

The North Carolina Writing Assessment at Grade 10 Trainer Manual
Documents on the North Carolina Writing Assessment scoring process

North Carolina Writing Assessment Advisory Committees

 Achievement Level Information
Publications regarding Achievement Levels I–IV for the North Carolina Writing Assessments


Administration Information

  • Testing Calendar
  • Required Tests for the North Carolina Testing Program
  • Number of Items and Administration Time for Required State Tests


Writing Reports
Student participation and performance reports for the North Carolina Writing Assessments


State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results


Testing 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


Writing Assessments Archives

  • 1998-2002
  • 2003-2008 (includes information on the grades 4 and 7 assessments)
  • 2009-2010 (includes information on the NCEXTEND2 OCS Alternate Writing Assessment
    at Grade 10)

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