Updates for the North Carolina Testing Program
Elimination of NCEXTEND2 Assessments
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.
The sample forms are available on the current released forms web page.
Guidelines, Practice and Examples for Math Gridded Response Items
Note: Math I has the same guidelines as Grades 6-8.
- Grade 5 Guidelines and Practice (doc, 84kb)
- Grade 5 Examples (pdf, 52kb)
- Grades 6-8 Guidelines and Practice (doc, 92kb)
- Grades 6-8 Examples (pdf, 51kb)
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.
NOTE :: Various file formats are used on this page that may require download. If larger than 1mb, it will take longer to download. For instructions or more information, please visit our download page.
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