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State Board of Education Policies and Legislative Requirements for the NC Testing Program

Appropriate Use of State Tests/Testing Program Documents

Required K–2 Assessments

Pretest–Grade 3

End-of-Grade Tests of Mathematics and Reading Comprehension

End-of-Grade Tests of Science–Grades 5 and 8

Writing Assessments–Grades 4, 7, and 10

Tests of Computer Skills

End-of-Course Tests

Competency Tests of Reading and Mathematics

Testing Students with Limited English Proficiency

Testing Students with Disabilities

North Carolina Checklist of Academic Standards (NCCLAS)

New Graduation Requirements and Exit Standards

Test Development Process for Multiple-Choice Tests

Other Policies Related to the North Carolina Testing Program

 

 

Appropriate Use of State Tests/Testing Program Documents

 

Required K–2 Assessments

 

Pretest–Grade 3

 

End-of-Grade Tests of Mathematics and Reading Comprehension

  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-C-018
    Policy delineating achievement level ranges for the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests in Reading and Mathematics and the North Carolina Writing Assessment at Grade 10
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  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-N-005
    Policy delineating review procedures for promotion requests. For students who do not score at Level III or above on the reading and mathematics tests and for students in Grades 5 and 8 who are not making adequate progress in developing writing skills, the school district shall follow the procedures outlined in this policy to determine if students are performing at grade level and are able to succeed at the next grade
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  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-N-006
    Policy delineating local accountability procedures that include notification and involvement of parents, provisions for focused intervention, LEAs’ and schools’ annual reports to the NCDPI in their progress in increasing the number of students who meet the standard for grade-level promotion, use of high school transcript, and use of end-of-course test results
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  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-N-003
    Policy delineating student accountability standards at Gateway 1 (grade 3), Gateway 2 (grade 5), Gateway 3 (grade 8), and Gateway 4 (grade 12)
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End-of-Grade Tests of Science–Grades 5 and 8

  • No Child Left Behind requires annual assessment of student achievement in science at least once in grades 3–5, 6–9, and 10–12, beginning in 2007
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Writing Assessment–Grade 10

     

 

End-of-Course Tests

  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-C-003
    Policy delineating use of end-of-course tests for accountability
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  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-N-006
    Policy delineating local accountability procedures that include notification and involvement of parents, provisions for focused intervention, LEAs’ and schools’ annual reports to the NCDPI in their progress in increasing the number of students who meet the standard for grade-level promotion, use of high school transcript, and use of end-of-course test results
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  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-L-004
    Policy outlining standards to be incorporated into the electronically generated high school transcript; summary of standards for calculating the weighted grade point average and class rank of NC public high school transcripts
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  • State Board of Education Policy GCS-M-001
    Policy defining Course for Credit
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Testing Students with Limited English Proficiency

 

Testing Students with Disabilities

     

 

New Graduation Requirements and Exit Standards


 

Test Development Process for Multiple-Choice Tests

 

Other Policies Related to the North Carolina Testing Program