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Alternative Schools Accountability Model Webinar – Sep 29, 2014
2014-15 Field Tests and Special Studies Calendar (pdf, 52kb)
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 (pdf,176kb)
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.
Required Tests for the North Carolina Testing Program:
2014-2015 (pdf, 176kb) | 2013-2014 (pdf, 39kb) | 2012-2013 (pdf, 46kb) | 2011-2012 (pdf, 26kb)
Charts of North Carolina State Board of Education required testing
Required Tests and Accountability for the North Carolina Testing Program
2014-2015 (pdf, 191kb) | 2013-2014 (pdf, 49kb) | 2012-2013 (pdf, 52kb) | 2011-2012 (pdf, 51kb)
Charts of North Carolina State Board of Education and NCLB required testing
North Carolina Testing Program Assessment Options
Information on the standard test administration and alternate assessment options available and their eligibility criteria
North Carolina Testing Program Overview (pdf, 534kb)
Descriptions of the tests required by the North Carolina Testing Program; elementary school-grades 3-8; high school grades 9-12; and alternate assessments
Lexile® Information for Educators, Parents and Librarians
The Lexile Framework® is a tool that makes it possible to place readers and reading material ("text") on the same scale. The difference between a reader's Lexile® measure and a reading material's Lexile® measure is used to forecast the comprehension the reader will have with the reading material.
Understanding the Individual Student Report Documents (UISRs)
A web page containing all of the UISRs for the North Carolina testing program.
The Online Testing Irregularity Submission System (OTISS) Web Page
User documentation and automated tutorials to help test coordinators submit and process testing irregularities
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
- No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Resources for NC Educators
Online resources for No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
- Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook (January 5, 2012) (doc, 909kb)
Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook for state grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110)
Data and Reports
Links to the following state accountability reports: State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Disaggregated Data Report | State Testing Results | Technical Reports | SAT Report | NAEP Reports
North Carolina Testing Code of Ethics, Testing Security Protocol and Procedures for North Carolina School Personnel publication, and The Proctor's Guide
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
- NCDPI NAEP Web site
Reports and resources for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
United States Department of Education (USED) Related Items
- Letter from USED regarding the approval of North Carolina's standards and assessments (October 22, 2010)
- Prior letter from USED regarding the results of the peer review process (August 12, 2009)