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) testing, which functions as a pretest that provides educators with information on each third-grade student’s reading level at the beginning of the school year;
- Cognitive Abilities Test™ administered to third grade students measures learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal;
- End of Grade (EOG) testing for grades 3 through 8; End of Course (EOC) for high school students and Math I students at Dillard;
- Read to Achieve test (RTA) administered to third-grade students not passing the grade 3 Reading EOG;
- American College Testing (ACT) which measures college readiness;
- Pre-ACT test given to 10th graders as a preliminary to ACT; and
- North Carolina Final Exams (NCFE).
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.