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



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 Sheet (pdf, 578kb)
Information about the test including what is tested, how the test was developed and how scores are reported


Sample Selections and Test Items
Sample selections and items for students and teachers

  • Composition
  • Textual Analysis
  • Note: Sample items on the NCDPI Web site may be brailled by local school systems. If Braille creation is not possible at the local level, then specific sample item groups may be ordered by local testing staff from TOPS using the TNN Order System. Brailled sample items ordered from TOPS will not ship with answers. Note: Allow 45 days for a Braille sample item order to be filled.


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.


Achievement Level Information
Publications regarding Achievement Levels I–IV for the North Carolina 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


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


Other Resources

  • NAEP Sample Selections and Items
    NAEP site containing over 100 multiple-choice and open-ended reading comprehension items and selections. These items are not directly aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, but they are high quality items that may be useful to educators.