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SAMPLE ITEMS

To access sample items for the End-of-Grade and End-of-Course assessments for the 2012-13 school year, please visit the Department of Public Instruction Accountability Services' released forms website.

To access sample items for the Smarter Balanced Assessments for the 2014-15 school year, please visit the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's website.

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The Department of Public Instruction is providing sample items for the NC Final Exams (previously named Measures of Student Learning (MSL):Common Exams).


Sample Multiple-Choice and Short Constructed Response Items (Published Fall 2012)

  • Includes sample items for English I, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Grade 7 Science, Grade 7 Social Studies, Grade 8 Social Studies, Physical Science, and Civics and Economics.
    ( pdf, 870kb )
  • Sample Rubrics for Short Constructed Response Items
    ( pdf, 44kb )

 

Sample Multiple-Choice and Short Constructed Response Items (Published Spring 2013)
Includes sample items for Grade 4 Social Studies, Grade 5 Social Studies, Grade 6 Social Studies, Grade 7 Social Studies, Grade 8 Social Studies, Grade 4 Science, Grade 6 Science, Grade 7 Science, Common Core Algebra II, Common Core Geometry, Common Core Math II, Common Core Math III, and Common Core Integrated Math III.
( pdf, 208kb )

 

Sample Multiple-Choice and Short Constructed Response Items (Published Fall 2013)
Includes sample items for English Language Arts I, English Language Arts III, English Language Arts IV, SCS Algebra II, SCS Geometry, Precalculus, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, Earth/Environmental Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, American History I, American History II, Civics and Economics, and World History.
( pdf, 267kb)

 

 

 


 
 
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