NC Check-Ins

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.

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

State Item Reports

Below are the state item reports for NC Check-Ins 1 and 2. Please note that comparing district level results to state level results is not particularly meaningful. Different schools and classes may be at different places in covering the content based on the testing windows and their calendars. The purpose of the NC Check-Ins is to provide individual and classroom level formative feedback. Comparisons to other classrooms, schools, or local education agencies (LEAs) is neither encouraged, nor advised. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is providing the state level report for general information purposes only. It would be a misinterpretation for an LEA to conclude that their students performed better or worse than another LEA or the state. The value in the NC Check-In results is for teachers to determine if their students have learned the content standards that were covered in their classroom prior to the assessments.

Grade 5 Mathematics

Grade 6 English Language Arts/Reading