Note: This web page is only an archive. This assessment was eliminated effective with the 2009-10 school year.


The North Carolina End-of-Course Test for Physics is used to sample a student’s knowledge of concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Physics (Content Standards) and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the course material in Physics. 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, 38kb)
Information about the On-line Physics End-of-Course test based on the 2004 Standard Course of Study


Student Reference Table (pdf, 427kb)
Formulas and other information students are provided during test administration


Sample Test Items
Sample items for students and teachers


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.


Test Resources

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


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