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North Carolina End-of Grade Mathematics Tests Grades 3 – 8

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Effective with the 2005-06 school year, the North Carolina End-of-Grade Mathematics Tests measure the goals and objectives as specified in the 2003 North Carolina Mathematics Standard Course of Study (Content Standards). The competency goals and objectives of the mathematics curriculum adopted in 2003 by the North Carolina State Board of Education for each grade are organized into five strands: (1) Number and Operations; (2) Measurement; (3) Geometry; (4) Data Analysis and Probability; and (5) Algebra.


Guidelines, Practice and Examples for Math Gridded Response Items


End-of-Grade Math Tests (2003 Standard Course of Study) by Goal (pdf, 11kb)
Details regarding the End-of-Grade Math tests based on the 2003 Standard Course of Study


Sample Test Items (Updated April 2008)–based on the 2003 Standard Course of Study
Sample test 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 1-4 for the End-of-Grade Tests


Assessment Briefs
Assessment Briefs that contain information about the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests


Understanding the Individual Student Report Documents (UISRs)
A Web page containing all of the UISRs for the North Carolina Testing Program.


End-of-Grade Tests: Number of Items and Total Test Time (Minutes)


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


State Testing Results
Multiple reports providing testing results


Other Resources


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