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2014-15 Field Tests and Special Studies Calendar (pdf, 52kb)


Achievement Level Ranges (Cut Scores) and Achievement Level Descriptors


Assessment Brief: Understanding the Five Achievement Levels (pdf, 44kb)
Information on the five achievement levels for End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course tests and their alternate assessments adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education at its March 2014 meeting.


Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) Flexibility
On May 29, 2012, the United States Department of Education (USED) approved North Carolina’s flexibility waiver request from some of the requirements of No Child Left Behind as specified in the ESEA. In lieu of the reauthorization of ESEA by Congress, the waiver will remain in effect for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. For additional information, visit the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) webpage in the NCDPI Federal Program Monitoring section.


August 1, 2014 Memo - Request for Testing Exceptions Based on Significant Medical
Emergencies and/or Conditions
The Request for Testing Exceptions Based on Significant Medical Emergencies and/or Conditions memo from Rebecca Garland outlines policies and procedures concerning requests for testing exceptions based on significant medical emergencies.



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