On May 4, 2017, the State Board of Education approved revisions to State Board Policy ACCT-021. This revision approves the use of a testing flexibility offered by the Every Student Succeeds Act. This flexibility allows 8th grade students enrolled in NC Math 1 to take the NC Math 1 EOC as the accountability assessment. Allowing this eliminates the need for these students also to be administered the 8th Grade Math EOG.
However, it also requires these students to take a higher-level math assessment in high school. The revised State Board policy specifies this higher-level math assessment as NC Math 3.
This change is effective for the 2017–18 school year. This does not change assessment rules for students in 2016–17.