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NORTH CAROLINA TESTING PROGRAM

CONTACT :: Hope Lung, Section Chief

 

UPDATES

 

"Preparing for Online Testing with NCTest" 2014-2015 Webinar PowerPoint Presentation
(pdf, 1.3mb) (October 13, 2014)

 

Gridded Response Practice Activity and Gridded Response Practice Sheets

 

Elimination of NCEXTEND2 Assessments
(pdf, 51kb)
NCEXTEND2 alternate assessments will no longer be available effective with the 2014-15 school year. For additional information, review the Elimination of NCEXTEND2 Assessments memo above from Dr. Rebecca Garland to LEA Superintendents and Charter School Directors dated December 12, 2013.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Assessments
Updates will be posted as they are available.

 

Sample Forms
The sample forms are available on the current released forms web page.

 

 

Test Specifications for the End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Assessments
Specifications for the Next Generation of Assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science are now available. Information on the prioritization of the standards, cognitive rigor, item complexity, item types, and assessment delivery modes is included.

 

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.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Achievement Level Information
Information on Achievement Levels I-IV for North Carolina Tests

 

Assessment Briefs and Other Publications
Assessment Briefs and other publications for all state required tests

 

Administration Information

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

 

Testing 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

 

Process for Viewing Test Materials (pdf, 21kb)
This document indicates the process to be followed for stakeholders to view secure test materials

 

 

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