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State Testing Information

NC DPI Testing Information for Parents

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Specific Test Information:

  • mCLASS – DIBELS 8 / Lectura
    • K-4 students
    • Assessed three times a year
    • The State Board of Education chose this formative/diagnostic assessment to identify potential reading difficulties and inform instruction.
    • mCLASS DIBELS 8 assesses reading foundational essentials in the following areas: letter names, phonemic awareness, letter sounds, decoding, word reading, reading accuracy, reading fluency, basic comprehension, oral language, and vocabulary (depending on the grade level)
  • NC ENSI
    • North Carolina Early Numeracy Skill Indicator
    • K-4 students
    • Assessed three times a year
  • Beginning of Grade 3
    • 3rd grade students
    • State mandated assessment to gather baseline data in ELA for 3rd grade students.
  • NC Check Ins
    • 3rd – 8th grade students
    • Given three times a year
    • Provides students, teachers, parents, and stakeholders with immediate in-depth action-data and a reliable estimate of students’ current performance on the selected sub-set of content standards
  • Reading End of Grade Assessment (EOG)
    • 3rd – 8th grade students
    • State mandated assessment to measure student progress on the ELA North Carolina Standard Course of Study
  • Math End of Grade Assessment (EOG)
    • 3rd – 8th grade students
    • State mandated assessment to measure student progress on the Mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study
  • Science End of Grade Assessment (EOG)
    • 5th and 8th grade students
    • State mandated assessment to measure student progress on the Science North Carolina Standard Course of Study
  • End of Course Assessment (EOC)
    • Students taking advanced courses for high school credit
    • State mandated assessment to measure student knowledge of subject related content of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study
  • WIDA Screener
    • A language proficiency screener given to new students to help educators identify whether they are English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • ACCESS
    • Language proficiency assessment taken annually by English Language Learners in grades K-12.