The For Educators section of the Accountability Services Web site provides educators with information related to participating in the test development process, administering state assessments, and reporting accountability results.
School Test Coordinator Handbook (pdf, 1.9mb)
The purpose of the North Carolina School Test Coordinator’s Handbook is to provide the principal’s designee (usually the school test coordinator) with a single reference for implementing proper test administrations for the North Carolina Testing Program. This handbook provides information to ensure that the integrity of the testing program is maintained, that results generated from the program are valid, and that any subsequent reporting is accurate and appropriate.
Learn More about Formative Assessment
Presentations, multimedia, learning tools, and various resources to help educate anyone interested in learning more about formative assessment.
2008-09 Released Test Forms
On August 24, 2009, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Accountability Services Division/North Carolina Testing Program released one test form for each grade level and subject tested in the 2008-09 school year.
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.
Performance Standards (reported in Lexiles®) (pdf, 32kb)
This document includes a chart which provides End-of-Grade and End-of-Course performance standards in the Lexile® metric.
Graduation Project: Standards of Quality and Verification Process for High School Accountability
- The 2012-13 North Carolina Statewide Operational Testing Calendar (pdf, 22kb)
- Testing Calendars: (2011-2012) | (2010-2011) | (2009-2010) | (2008-2009) | (2007-2008) | (Archive)
Curriculum Course Codes for the North Carolina End-of-Course Tests
- 2011-12 Curriculum Course Codes (Coming Soon)
Required Tests/Assessment Options
- Required Tests for the North Carolina Testing Program:
2012-2013 (pdf, 46kb) | 2011-2012 (pdf, 26kb) | 2010-2011 (pdf, 42kb) | 2009-2010 (pdf, 43kb) | 2008-2009 (pdf, 57kb)
Charts of North Carolina State Board of Education required testing
- Required Tests and Accountability for the North Carolina Testing Program
2012-2013 (pdf, 52kb) | 2011-2012 (pdf, 51kb) | 2010-2011 (pdf, 51kb) | 2009-2010 (pdf, 50kb) | 2008-2009 (pdf, 58kb)
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, 107kb)
Description of the North Carolina Testing Program tests required under the ABCs of Public Education and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP); elementary school-grades 3-8; high school grades 9-12; and alternate assessments
Test Development Process
Find out how you can become an item writer and/or item reviewer to support the development of current and future tests and read information about the test development process
North Carolina Testing Code of Ethics, Testing Security Protocol and Procedures for North Carolina School Personnel publication, and The Proctor's Guide
School Improvement Planning for 2008-11
Memorandum and supporting materials regarding School Improvement Planning for 2008-11
North Carolina Elementary and Middle School Tests
North Carolina High School Tests
Elimination of Tests from the North Carolina Testing Program
A Web page containing detailed information on the reasons some state tests were eliminated.
ABCs Processing Correspondence
Communications to LEAs on implementing the accountability program
Accountability Conference Materials
Programs and presentations from the Accountability Services Division Conferences
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 Workbooks
Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbooks 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: The ABCs of Public Education | State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Disaggregated Data Report | State Testing Results | Technical Reports | Student Accountability Standards Report | SAT Report | NAEP Reports | Research and Evaluation Reports
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Reports and resources for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)