Accountability and Testing

Marvella McPherson

District Testing and Accountability Coordinator

Central Office

252.335.0831 ext.112

Email Marvella McPherson

Annual Testing Program

Participation in the Annual Testing Program

As stated in 16 N.C. Admin. Code 06G.0315 (a), “All students enrolled in a public school unit (PSU) in grades 3 through 8 or in high school courses in which an end-of-course (EOC) assessment is administered shall participate in the State Annual Testing program. PSUs shall report to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) test results for:

  1. Beginning of Grade 3 reading proficiency;

  2. Grades 3 through 8 end-of-grade (EOG) English language arts/reading and mathematics;

  3. Grade 5 and 8 EOG science;

  4. Grade 10 EOC English II;

  5. Grade 11 EOC assessments in NC Math 1, NC Math 3, and EOC Biology;

  6. Grade 11 ACT; and

  7. Grade 12 Career and Technical Education Concentrators and WorkKeys.”

*Participation

  • At least 95% of all students enrolled in each of these classes and courses are expected to test.

  • Beginning of Grade 3 Reading Test- 120 minutes (180 maximum time).

  • End-of-Grade tests for grades 3 through 8, must be administered during the final ten days of the school year. The administration time for the end-of-grade Reading, Mathematics and Science test 120 minutes (180 maximum time).

  • EOC-at the conclusion of each semester, the EOC test must be administered during the last five days of the semester course and the last ten days yearlong schedules. The administration time for the tests- Biology 120 minutes (180 maximum time); English II test 150 minutes (240 maximum time); NC Math 1 and NC Math 3 test 180 minutes (240 maximum time).

NCDPI Announcement
SAT and/or ACT scores must not be included on students' transcripts generated out of PowerSchool for several reasons:

The NCDPI is not the authoritative source of scores for college reporting; official score reports for college reporting must come directly from SAT/ACT.

  • Students make the decision and indicate on their SAT/ACT test booklet where they want their scores to be sent.

  • Clerical errors may occur when entering SAT/ACT scores into PowerSchool resulting in incorrect information for colleges/universities.

  • Colleges and universities may not realize that the score on the transcript is not the most recent score, which is often required in the admission process.

State Assessments (Test Specifications, Released Forms, Assessment Briefs, etc.)
https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/testing-and-school-accountability/state-tests

Testing, Policy, and Operations
https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/testing-and-school-accountability/testing-policy-and-operations

Testing Students with Disabilities
https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/testing-and-school-accountability/testing-policy-and-operations/testing-students-disabilities

District Testing Calendar

District Testing Schedule

Test Dates

Grade Level

 

 

K-12

WIDA Screener

Within 30 calendar days of enrollment

K-12

ACCESS or ELLS

February 1, 2024 -March 8, 2024

3

Beginning-of-Grade 3 Reading Test (BOG)

September 6-18, 2023

3-8

End-of-Grade (EOG)

Reading and Math     Science- 5 & 8       NCEXTEND I

May 24 & 28-31, – June 3-7, 2024

 

3

Read to Achieve (RtA)

June 5, 2024

3

Reading Retest

June 7, 2024

3-8

NC Check-Ins 2.0

September 19, 2023 – May 31, 2024

 

 

 

9-12

End-of-Course (EOC)

Biology, English II, NC Math 1, NC Math 3

Fall Semester

CECHS: December 13, 14, 15 & 18, 19

CCHS:   January 17, 18, 19 & 22,23

Spring Semester

CECHS:  May 16, 17 & 20, 21, 22

CCHS: June 3-7, 2024

10

NCEXTEND I Alternate Assessment

Biology / English II / NC Math 1

May 24 & 28-31 – June 3-7, 2024

10

College and Career Readiness Alternate Assessment (CCRAA)

October 18, 2023

11

College and Career Readiness Alternate Assessment (CCRAA)

March 8, 2024

11

ACT

February 27-29, 2024

9-12

ACT WorkKeys

FALL: Nov 8, 2023

SPRING: February 21, 2024

10

PreACT

October 10 & 12, 2023

9-12

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

Phase I Assessments

Summer 2023:  July 18-31

Fall 2023:           September 18-29

Spring 2024:      February 16-29

Summer 2024:   July 18-31

Course

NC Check-Ins

Biology, English II, NC Math 1, NC Math3

Fall: Sept. 1, 2023 – Feb 28, 2024

Spring: Jan. 3, 2024 – May 31, 2024

Year Long: Sept. 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

*Test Schedules

Please visit your child’s school web page for additional information and test dates.

Parent's Right to Know Letter

Please review your child’s school annual testing notification letter below.