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The 2008-09 released forms for the North Carolina End-of-Course Test of English I and the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests of Reading Comprehension do not include all of the reading selections because the NCDPI is finalizing the copyright requests for these tests. As requests are finalized, a new file will be posted that includes additional selections. Currently, approximately 70 percent of the selections across grades 3–8 have been granted permission to post for viewing on the Web site, but payment is pending. Actual posting cannot occur until payment has been received.

Due to budget constraints and the reluctance of copyright holders to grant printing rights via a Web site, the NCDPI has obtained permissions only for Web viewing of these selections. The download or use of these copyrighted materials is restricted by applicable license agreements obtained by the NCDPI and copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to use any copyrighted material must be obtained directly from the respective copyright holders. To contact the copyright holder, please see the Acknowledgments for each test form.

To honor our commitment to the copyright holders, there are two versions of these tests: (1) a pdf version of the entire form (selections and items) that is not printable and (2) a pdf of the items and non-copyrighted reading selections that is printable. Accompanying each released test form are (1) an answer key, (2) a table equating the raw score to scale score, and (3) goal level information on the released test items.

Because the Pretest–Grade 3 has been eliminated from the testing program, the reading selections for the Pretest–Grade 3 will not be released in order to save copyright permission costs. The released Pretest form is a pdf of the items and the citations for the selections.





Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 165kb)
Frequently asked questions and answers on released test forms.

Process for Stakeholders to View Nonreleased Secure Test Materials (pdf, 22kb)
Policy and procedure for viewing nonreleased secure test materials.

Assessment Brief (pdf, 78kb)
Information to help inform and guide school systems and the public in the general use of released test forms.

Science Reference Tables
The following reference tables and periodic chart are provided for science assessments:




3 Pretest--Grade 3 Reading (items only)
(pdf, 384kb)
U August 2009
3 Pretest--Grade 3 Mathematics (pdf, 1.1mb) X August 2009
3 End-of-Grade Reading (with selections)
(pdf, 1mb)
End-of-Grade Reading (items only) (pdf, 501kb)
A August 2009
3 End-of-Grade Mathematics (pdf, 740kb) W August 2009
4 End-of-Grade Reading (with selections)
(pdf, 499kb)
End-of-Grade Reading (items and
non-copyrighted reading selections) (pdf, 452kb)
T August 2009
4 End-of-Grade Mathematics (pdf, 676kb) T August 2009
5 End-of-Grade Reading (with selections)
(pdf, 429kb)
End-of-Grade Reading (items only) (pdf, 478kb)
S August 2009
5 End-of-Grade Mathematics (pdf, 614kb) S August 2009
5 End-of-Grade Science (pdf, 1mb) E August 2009
6 End-of-Grade Reading (with selections)
(pdf, 930kb)
End-of-Grade Reading (items and
non-copyrighted reading selections) (pdf, 384kb)
Y August 2009
6 End-of-Grade Mathematics (pdf, 694kb) U August 2009
7 End-of-Grade Reading (with selections)
(pdf, 717kb)
End-of-Grade Reading (items only) (pdf, 486kb)
X August 2009
7 End-of-Grade Mathematics (pdf, 603kb) S August 2009
8 End-of-Grade Reading (with selections)
(pdf, 382kb)
End-of-Grade Reading (items and
non-copyrighted reading selections) (pdf, 422kb)
U August 2009
8 End-of-Grade Mathematics (pdf, 884kb) R August 2009
8 End-of-Grade Science (pdf, 622kb) E August 2009
8 Online Test of Computer Skills (pdf, 1.7mb)
Online Test of Computer Skills (interactive version)
D August 2009
High School English I (with selections) (pdf, 417kb)
English I (items and non-copyrighted
reading selections) (pdf, 417kb)
I August 2009
High School Algebra I (pdf, 538kb) H August 2009
High School Geometry (pdf, 778kb) H August 2009
High School Algebra II (pdf, 641kb) K August 2009
High School Physical Science (pdf, 497kb) A August 2009
High School Biology (pdf, 1.3mb) I August 2009
High School Chemistry (pdf, 711kb) A August 2009
High School Physics (pdf, 507kb)
Physics (interactive version)
B August 2009
High School Civics and Economics (pdf, 350kb) F August 2009
High School U.S. History (pdf, 467kb) F August 2009





For the 2008–09 school year, a test form will not be released for the NCEXTEND1 and NCEXTEND2 Alternate Assessments. The NCDPI is not developing additional alternate assessment forms until the Essential Standards are developed. The NCCLAS does not have a test form. Although a test form is not released, information and/or sample items (when available) regarding each alternate assessment may be found at the following links:


W-APT: WIDA ACCESS Placement Test
The test forms and administration information for the W-APT are password protected by the test publisher, the WIDA Consortium. Although full forms of the W-APT are not released, information regarding the test can be found at the following link:


ACCESS for ELLs: Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners
Although full forms of the ACCESS for ELLs are not released by the test publisher, the WIDA Consortium, information and sample items for the ACCESS for ELLs can be found at the following links:


The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP releases sample questions to the public after the assessment has been administered. More than 2,000 questions are currently available. Actual questions administered to students in the NAEP assessments are available at the following link: