- 2014-2015 Testing Calendar
- Testing Security : Protocol and Procedures for School Personnel 2014-2015
Publication of testing security protocol and procedures for North Carolina school personnel
(Revised June 2014)
- Testing Code of Ethics 2014-2015
Ethical code for all North Carolina educators involved in student assessment and accountability
- Proctor Guides 2014-2015
The Proctor's Guide outlines the responsibilities of proctors and what they are permitted to do during a test administration.
2. Make sure your child rests well the night before each test.
3. Serve your child a light, healthy breakfast on test day.
4. Have your child dress comfortably and arrive at school on time.
5. Send your child off to school with words of praise and support.
6. Suggest that your child do deep breathing exercises to relax before the test begins.
7. Tell your child to follow directions carefully, and ask questions if something is not clear.
8. Advise your child to do the easiest parts of the test first, then the rest.
9. Remind your child to check over answers before turning in the test.
10. Encourage wanting to do well, but stress that one test won't measure all your child can do.
The Accountability and Assessment Department is responsible for the administration of the state testing program. The department assists teachers and administrators with the disaggregation of data as well as submitting testing and demographic data to the NC DPI.
Director of Testing and Accountability
- Historical Audit Reason Codes
Reason codes identify the reason or other special circumstance a test score is not included in a student’s
record. Some reason codes will be exported via ACCTEST and may be used by the NCDPI/Accountability
Reason codes may be manually entered into PowerSchool. To enter reason codes into
PowerSchool, create a new instance of a historical test record. Then mark the reason code accordingly. Use
the 1st day of the month as the test date unless otherwise noted on the attached document.
- Facebook Formative Assessment Page
Ideas and tips on implementing formative assessment in elementary classrooms. Ideas on teaching and assessing in developmentally appropriate ways.
- Released NCFinal Exam Questions
The NCDPI/Test Development Section has finalized a set of released items for each fall semester NC Final Exam. These released items are available to the public at http://www.ncpublicschools.
Released items for NC Final Exams administered only at the end of the year (i.e., science grade 4, social studies grade 4, and social studies grade 5) will be posted in early 2015.
Updated Final Exam test makeup...
- Gridded Response Practice for Mathematics EOC/EOC tests
The Gridded Response Practice Activities and practice sheets for Grade 5 and Grades 6-8 Math are posted at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/
The Gridded Response Practice Activity and practice sheet for Math I is posted at http://www.ncpublicschools.
- Released State Tests
Released test forms may be used by school systems to help acquaint students with valuable test taking strategies in summative assessment situations. These strategies may include managing time, following directions, understanding reading selections, and thinking through how to select the correct answer. Released test forms may be used by parents and the general public in gaining a greater understanding of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics and the Essential Standards for Science are measured..
- Glossary of EVAAS Terms