The Testing and Accountability Department promotes the academic achievement of all students, while assisting stakeholders with understanding student academic performance and achievement levels. The staff engages site level administrators and teachers with analyzing data to inform instructional decisions aimed at individual school improvement efforts while focusing on improving teaching and student achievement. The staff supports schools and the administration with reporting of The North Carolina Testing and Accountability Programs as well as the Federal Annual Measurable Objectives.
The Testing and Accountability staff oversees the district’s training, the administration of state tests, as well as the compilation and analyses of test results. Tests include:
- Beginning of Grade (BOG): Grade 3; measures student’s reading level at the beginning of the school year
- Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT): Grade 3; measures learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal
- End of Grade (EOG): Grades 3 through 8; Reading, Math, and Science in grades 5 and 8
- End of Course (EOC): Grades 9-12; Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and English 2 for high school students and Math 1 students at Dillard
- Read to Achieve test (RtA): Grade 3; for students that do not pass the grade 3 Reading EOG or meet the RtA criteria
- American College Testing (ACT): Grade 11; measures college readiness
- Pre-ACT: Grade 10; a preliminary to ACT
- ACT WorkKeys: Grade 12; measures foundational skills required for success in the workplace
For additional information regarding the North Carolina Testing program and associated results, please visit the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s website at www.dpi.state.nc.us/accountability.