Testing and Accountability

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Testing and Accountability Department to provide decision-making information, and support in the areas of student achievement, instruction, curriculum, and accountability. The department will implement the North Carolina Testing Program by providing NCDPI policies, guidelines, and procedures for ethical testing practices that meet federal, state, and local requirements. Data systems and analysis will provide information to improve instruction, educational decisions, and professional development opportunities.

2023-2024 Testing Calendar 

2021-22 School Report Card Officially Released 3/17/2023

Testing Code of Ethics

Family Guide to NC Assessments


Beginning of Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading CCRAA Grade 10 and 11
End of Course (EOC) tests End of Grade (EOG) Tests
Grade 3 Read to Achieve (RTA) North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool (NCPAT)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) NC Check-ins 2.0
NCEXTEND1 Alternate Assessments Pre-ACT, ACT and ACT Workkeys
State-Identified Language Proficiency Testing (WIDA, ACCESS, Alt ACCESS)  


Technical information / Test Specifications

Mathematics EOG Mathematics Grades 3-8
  EOC NC Math 1 and NC Math 3
Reading Beginning of Grade 3 Reading Test
  EOG Reading at Grades 3-8
  Read to Achieve Grade 3
  EOC English II
Science EOG Science at Grades 5 & 8
  EOC Biology


2023–24 North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool Frequently Asked Questions