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Testing update. April 15, 2013 Parent Information Meeting . So what’s new with testing this year? Just about everything…. Enhanced Math and Reading EOGs- based on the new Common Core and Essential Standards Enhanced 8 th Grade Science EOG will be online

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Testing update

Testing update

April 15, 2013

Parent Information Meeting


So what s new with testing this year just about everything
So what’s new with testing this year? Just about everything…

  • Enhanced Math and Reading EOGs- based on the new Common Core and Essential Standards

  • Enhanced 8th Grade Science EOG will be online

  • All students will take a Social Studies Common Exam

  • All 6th and 7th graders will take a Science Common Exam

  • “School Performance Grades” will be generated from a school’s performance on EOGs


The eogs have been redesigned to be more rigorous
The EOGs have been redesigned to be more rigorous everything…

  • There will be no retest available this year

  • Results will not be published until October 2013

  • Renorming will likely affect student scores

  • EOG results will not impact promotion standards this year only


1992-93 to 2011-12 EOG General Test Multiple Choice Test Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics

Beginning of ABCs K-8 Accountability Model

Implementation of More Rigorous Mathematics Standards

Implementation of More Rigorous Reading Standards


6 th grade math constructed response also called gridded response
6 Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematicsth Grade Math: Constructed Response (Also called Gridded Response)

A company is having a picnic. The expenses will be for music and refreshments.

  • The music will cost $150.00

  • The refreshments will cost $125.00

  • Tickets will be sold for $2.50 per employee

    What is the minimum number of tickets that must be sold to pay for the picnic expenses?


In addition to eogs your student will take other tests
In addition to EOGs… your student will take other tests… Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics


What is a common final exam
What is a Common Final Exam? Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics

  • Also called an MSL (Measures of Student Learning)

  • Measures students’ academic progress in the Essential Standards

  • MSL are 90 minute tests. There are two types of questions

    • Multiple Choice

    • Constructed Response

  • What is the purpose of Common Final Exams (MSL) anyway?


During the Summer of 2012… Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics The General Assembly’s budget requires the assignment of A-F grades for all schools

Elementary/Middle

Performance Composite

Plus Growth Adjustment (5 points for meeting growth; 10 points for exceeding growth)

Overall Grade Scale:

A: 90-100

B: 80-89

C: 70-79

D: 60-69

F: Less than 60 Points


Okay let s all breathe together
Okay… let’s all breathe together! Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics

Our teachers are working hard to get your students ready for these assessments… Your students are working hard too!


Visit this website for more information
Visit this website for more information… Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics

  • http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/releasedforms

  • Let’s look at some samples…


Very important
VERY Important… Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics

  • Your student needs to be present for every test. We will only have one week for make-ups, and students do better when they test with their regular classes and teachers

  • Be positive and encouraging with your student.

  • ENDURANCE is probably one of the most important skills… Support your student in completing complicated tasks and reading for extended periods of time

  • Make sure your students gets good rest, good exercise, and healthful food in the weeks leading up to the tests


Test schedule
Test Schedule… Results Statewide Percent of Student at or above Level III in BOTH Reading and Mathematics


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