NC Check-Ins

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NC Check-Ins 2016–17 Specification Information

The specification documents outline the purpose, development, structure (e.g., item types, number of items, number and type of selections, administration time) and delivery mode for the 2016–17 NC Check-Ins.


Assessment Brief (pdf, 644kb)
NC Check-Ins Reports (Published November 3, 2016)


Assessment Brief (pdf, 204kb)
NC Check-Ins Grade 5 Mathematics, Grade 6 English Language Arts/Reading
(Published September 12, 2016)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (pdf, 385kb) (Published September 2016)


School Talking Points (pdf, 286kb) (Published September 2016)


Gridded Response Practice Activity (pdf, 2mb)
North Carolina End-of-Grade Mathematics Grade 5 (Published October 2014)


Gridded Response Practice Sheet (pdf, 40kb)


Example Grid for NC Check-Ins Mathematics Grade 5 (pdf, 119kb)
This is an example of a grid on an answer sheet used to record responses to the gridded response items.


SAMPLE Answer Sheets


Sampled and Volunteer Schools
For 2016–17, the North Carolina Testing Program selected a representative sample of schools with a target population of 169 schools (approximately 15,023 students) for Mathematics (grade 5) and 111 schools (approximately 15,915 students) for English Language Arts/Reading (grade 6). The sample reflects statewide student demographics related to region, ethnicity, gender, and economically disadvantaged students and one school-level achievement variable of mean-scale score to ensure the sample selected is representative of the state. In addition, volunteers were allowed to participate.


Sampled Schools

Volunteer Schools