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Released NC Final Exam Items

Answer sheetNCDPI has shared released items from the NC Final Exams. Please click here to view the released items. These are valuable resources and should be explored for each subject area that you teach that has a NC Final Exam.

The fall 2014 sets of released items were administered to students during a previous test administration. The released items may not reflect the breadth of the standards assessed and/or the range of item difficulty found on the NC Final Exam. The answer key is different from released forms or items in the past. The following are new features:

  • The answer keys will now contain standard and clarifying objective-level information about each item.  Previously only the unifying concept, primary strand, primary standard, competency goal, etc. was released for each item.
  • The answer key contains a new column titled Percent Correct. The percentage of students who answered the item correctly will be listed for each item.
  • The booklet will also contain a description for each standard addressed in the released item set.  All assessed standards will not be listed. Only the standards addressed by the released items will be listed. Links to a complete list of standards are printed in the booklets for reference.

Additional information about the NC Final Exam is available in the Assessment Specification for each exam located at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/common-exams/specifications/.  The assessment specifications will be revised and reposted no later than September 30.  They will be revised to reflect the removal of constructed response items for some exams and to include additional information about the number or percentage of items at each standard.

About Cindy Geddes

Cindy Geddes serves as the Director of Accountability and Technology Services for Newton-Conover City Schools. Previously, she served as the district’s Instructional Technology/ Staff Development Coordinator and as an elementary teacher for thirteen years. Mrs. Geddes was recently renewed as a National Board Certified teacher. She is a co-founder of #NCed chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. Mrs. Geddes co-authored an article, “Growing Technology Leaders”, that was featured in the magazine, Learning and Leading with Technology. Recently, she received a Master of Arts from Gardner-Webb University in Executive Leadership Studies. She and her husband, Leonard are proud parents of two children, Cassidy and Brandon.

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