The NC Department of Public Instruction published a SAMPLE constructed response item representative of the new constructed response item type being field tested on the NC Final Exams (NCFE) of Social Studies (i.e., Grade 8, World History, American History I, American History II, American History: The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics) during the 2015–16 school year. Field test items do not count toward the score but will be used for purposes of developing items for future test forms. Students will be asked to respond in complete sentences and will be allotted additional lines for their response. The sample item may not reflect the breadth of the standards assessed and/or the range of item difficulty found on the NC Final Exam. This material must not be used for personal or financial gain. The SAMPLE item document is available at http://www.ncpublicschools.
Review the Assessment Specification documents for additional information about the NC Final Exams of Social Studies located at http://www.ncpublicschools.
The NCFE Released Items (Fall 2015) booklets are another resource for teachers. These documents are available at http://www.ncpublicschools.