The North Carolina End-of-Course Test for Algebra I is used to sample a student’s knowledge of concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Algebra I (Content Standards) and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the course material in Algebra I. The end-of-course test must be administered during the last week (block schedule or summer school) or the last two weeks (traditional schedule) of the instructional period.


Note: Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, math EOC tests will be based on the 2003 Standard Course of Study (SCS)


NCTest Online Assessment Information
Information about NCTest - the application used to deliver EOC assessments online for the North Carolina Testing Program including the EOC Online Test Simulation


Test Information 2003 SCS (pdf, 16kb)
Information about the test including percent of questions for each goal and other details


Required Formulas 2003 SCS (pdf, 12kb)
Explanation of the formulas student need to know and understand


Using Algebra 1 Sample Questions to Improve Problem Solving Skills (Draft) (pdf, 21kb)
Focus on Formative Assessment Feedback


Sample Test Items 2003 SCS (Expanded Set)
Sample items for students and teachers (2003 SCS)


Sample Test Items 2003 SCS
Sample items for students and teachers (2003 SCS)


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.


Test Resources


Achievement Level Information
Publications regarding Achievement Levels I–IV for the End-of-Course tests


Testing Security
North Carolina Testing Code of Ethics, Testing Security Protocol and Procedures for North Carolina School Personnel publication, and the Proctor's Guide


Other Resources