The North Carolina End-of-Course Tests are used to sample a student’s knowledge of subject-related concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area. The North Carolina End-of-Course tests were initiated in response to legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly – the North Carolina Elementary and Secondary Reform Act of 1984.



North Carolina End-of-Course Tests

Math I


English II



2015-16 End-of-Course (EOC) Course Codes (August 26, 2015) (pdf, 20kb)


Procedural Guidelines for Implementing Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (August 2015)
(pdf, 401kb)


Example Response Space for READY End-of-Course Test of English II (pdf, 66kb)


Gridded Response Practice Activity and Gridded Response Practice Sheets


North Carolina Testing Program Calculator Requirements (December 2, 2014) (pdf, 128kb)


Credit Recovery in North Carolina FAQ (pdf, 203kb)


10/20 Day Rule Memo (pdf, 74kb)
This memo from Rebecca Garland outlines the policy regarding adherence to the 10/20 day rule.


2014-15 Courses for Credit Requiring the North Carolina READY End-of-Course Assessment
(pdf, 242kb)
This document lists the eligibility requirements for participation in an end-of-course test and the course codes that require the administration of a test.


The North Carolina Graduation Project: Standards of Quality and Verification Process for High School Accountability (Published Fall 2015) (pdf, 566kb)


Elimination of the Student Accountability Standards/Gateways at Grades 3, 5, 8, and High School


Elimination of Tests from the North Carolina Testing Program

NCTest Online Assessment Information
Information about NCTest - the application used to deliver EOC assessments online for the North Carolina Testing Program including the EOC Online Test Simulation


Achievement Level Ranges (Cut Scores) and Achievement Level Descriptors


Assessment Briefs and Other Publications
Assessment Briefs and other publications for the North Carolina End-of-Course Tests


Administration Information

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

Test 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


State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results