CONTACT :: David Bryant, Parent/Consumer Testing Information Consultant
The For Parents section of the Accountability Services Web site provides parents and guardians with a convenient overview of the North Carolina State Testing Program. Please use the links below to discover information about testing for elementary, middle, and high school students; testing students with disabilities and students identified as limited English proficient; requirements for testing from the federal law No Child Left Behind; and additional resources for the North Carolina Testing Program.
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.
Testing for Elementary School Students
Information about the tests that elementary students are required to take in North Carolina
Testing for Middle School Students
Information about the tests that middle school students are required to take in North Carolina
Testing for High School Students
Information about the tests that high school students are required to take in North Carolina
Testing Students with Disabilities
Information about testing requirements and procedures for students with disabilities
Testing Students Identified as Limited English Proficient
Information about testing requirements and procedures for students identified as limited English proficient
No Child Left Behind
Information about the federal law No Child Left Behind and how if affects the North Carolina Testing Program
Additional information about the North Carolina Testing Program