Note: This web page is only an archive. This assessment was eliminated effective with the 2011-12 school year.


The North Carolina End-of-Course Test for Civics and Economics is used to sample a student’s knowledge of concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Civics and Economics (Content Standards) and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the course material in Civics and Economics. 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.



Test Information Sheet (pdf, 67kb)
Information about the End-of-Course test including the purpose of the test, what is measured, how the test was developed, and how scores are reported


Sample Test Items
Sample items for students and teachers


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


Assessment Briefs and Other Publications
Assessment Briefs and other publications that contain information about the North Carolina End-of-Course tests


Administration Information

  • Testing Calendar
  • Required Tests for the North Carolina Testing Program
  • Number of Items and Administration Time for Required State Tests


Test Development Process
Information on the test development process for state multiple-choice tests and information for potential item writers and reviewers


State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results


Test 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