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Math I and EOG Math Grades 3-8 Assessment Specifications Available

 Assessment specification documents typically outline the purpose of the assessment, the structure of the assessment (e.g., item types, number of items, test sections, test administration time, delivery modes, supplemental materials), and percentage of items or score points measuring a specific goal or domain category.

The revised content standards for Math I were adopted by the NC State Board of Education in June 2016.

The previous math specification document included information about the end-of-grade (EOG) grades 3-8 math assessments and the end-of-course (EOC) Math I assessment. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) produced two specification documents to replace it.

1-      2016–17 End-of-Course Assessment of NC Math 1―North Carolina Assessment Specifications (November 1, 2016): This document reflects the changes to the EOC assessment due to the content standard revisions. Please share this document with your schools.

2-      End-of-Grade Grades 3-8 Math Assessments―North Carolina Assessment Specifications (Revised November 1, 2016): First and foremost there have been no changes to the EOG grades 3-8 assessments. The Math I EOC information was removed from the document and additional information about EOG math assessments was included.  The last page of this document (page 12) includes a history of the revisions.

  • November 1, 2016: All EOC information was removed and placed in a separate document (i.e., 2016–17 End-of-Course Assessment of NC Math 1―North Carolina Assessment Specifications).
  • Because the document was being revised the NCDPI took the opportunity to add some information. All of the added information is available in various administrative or policy documents with one exception. The table provided on page 4 provides information about the number of embedded field test items per grade level.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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