Reading and Math End of Grade
EOG tests are given in grades 3-8 near the end of each school year. This information is one of the items looked at to determine promotion or retention of individual students.

Effective with the 2012-13 school year, the North Carolina End-of-Grade Mathematics Tests measure the goals and objectives as specified in the Common Core State Standards.
North Carolina Math EOG Information

Effective with the 2012-13 school year, the North Carolina End-of-Grade Reading Comprehension Tests measure the goals and objectives as specified in the Common Core State Standards. Reading comprehension is assessed by having students read authentic selections and then answer questions directly related to the selections. Knowledge of vocabulary is assessed indirectly through application and understanding of terms within the context of selections and questions. The authentic selections selected for the reading tests are chosen to reflect reading for various purposes such as literary experience, gaining information, and performing a task.

North Carolina Reading EOG Information

Science End of Grade

Science end-of-grade tests are given to students in grades 5 and 8 near the end of the school year and is administered online.

The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests of Science–Grades 5 and 8 will assess the North Carolina Essential Standards. These tests will require students to demonstrate knowledge of important principles and concepts, understand and interpret laboratory activities, and relate scientific information to everyday situations. In order to align with this curriculum's focus on inquiry, these tests have an increased focus on processing information and higher-order thinking skills.

North Carolina Science EOG Information





High School End of Course
High school students (and middle school students taking high school courses) take the EOC exam at the end of the semester in which they take the course. The exam counts 20% of their overall grade, and the test score is reported on the student's transcript.

The North Carolina End-of-Course Tests are used to sample a student’s knowledge of subject-related concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area. The North Carolina End-of-Course tests were initiated in response to legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly – the North Carolina Elementary and Secondary Reform Act of 1984. Currently, students enrolled in the following courses are required to take the North Carolina EOC tests: NC Math I, English II, and Biology.

North Carolina EOC Information