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Assessment specifications files for the North Carolina Final Exams provide greater detail on the assessments, including background information, the prioritization of the standards, cognitive rigor, item complexity, item types, and assessment delivery modes.



English Language Arts I, III, and IV (Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 180kb)

Science Grades 4, 6, and 7 (Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 181kb)

Earth and Environmental Science, Physical Science, Physics, and Chemistry
(Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 187kb)

Algebra II, Common Core Geometry, Math II, Math III, and Integrated Math III
(Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 206kb)

Advanced Functions and Modeling and Pre-calculus (Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 178kb)

Geometry and Algebra II (Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 177kb)

Discrete Mathematics (Revised November 21, 2013) (pdf, 166kb)

Social Studies Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 (pdf, 248kb)

World History, American History I, American History II, and Civics and Economics (pdf, 242kb)

U.S. History (pdf, 286kb)


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