The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are designed to measure student performance on the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The end-of-grade tests in reading comprehension and mathematics are administered to students in grades 3-5 as part of the statewide assessment program. The testing window for the end-of-grade test is the last three weeks of the school year.
Effective with the 2002-03 school year, the North Carolina End-of-Grade Reading Comprehension Tests measure the goals and objectives as specified in the 1999 North Carolina English Language Arts Standard Course of Study (Content Standards). Reading comprehension is assessed by having students read authentic selections and then answer questions directly related to the selections. Knowledge of vocabulary is assessed indirectly through application and understanding of terms within the context of selections and questions. The authentic selections selected for the reading tests are chosen to reflect reading for various purposes such as literary experience, gaining information, and performing a task.
Effective with the 2005-06 school year, the North Carolina End-of-Grade Mathematics Tests measure the goals and objectives as specified in the 2003 North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study (Content Standards). The competency goals and objectives of the mathematics curriculum adopted in 2003 by the North Carolina State Board of Education for each grade are organized into five strands: (1) Number and Operations; (2) Measurement; (3) Geometry; (4) Data Analysis and Probability; and (5) Algebra.
Understanding the Individual Student Report for the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests Grades 3, 4, and 5, May 2005 English (pdf, 275kb) | Español (pdf, 330kb)
Publication for parents explaining the student’s score report for the EOGs
Assessment Brief: Understand End-of-Grade Testing (March 2004)
Information about the purpose of the assessment; a description of the assessment; and information on how the assessment is scored
End-of-Grade Tests: Number of Items and Total Test Time (Minutes) (pdf)
Chart listing the number of items and administration time for the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests (Grades 3 - 5)