Released NC Final Exam Items - Fall 2014

Assessment Brief: Understanding the Five Achievement Levels (pdf, 44kbf)

State Test Specifications


Video and Guiding Rubrics to Support Inter-Rater Reliability

NCDPI Released Forms
Common Exam Released Constructed Response items

Assessment Specifications and Released NC Final Exams

Assessments and Accountability

Smarter Balanced Assessment Samples (ELA and Math)

Arts Education, Healthful Living and World Language Assessment Examples Arts Education, Healthful Living and World Language Assessment Examples were developed as part of North Carolina's Race to the Top plan to support standards implementation. These examples are not intended to be used as standardized statewide tests, but to serve as examples of some ways that standards (or parts of the standards) might be assessed in the classroom, by individual teachers. The examples are intended to help illustrate ways that the standards could be assessed, but are not required or mandated for statewide student or teacher accountability, and they are not Common Exams (formerly known as Measures of Student Learning). Teachers are encouraged to implement assessments in ways that make sense to their teaching situations and that best fit the needs of their students. The examples that have been reviewed and approved, along with a description of the development process, are accessible from the following web pages:
Arts Sample Assessments
Healthful Living Sample Assessments
World Languages Sample Assessments


The following is a presentation that provides an in-depth look at the Smarter Balanced Consortium Model for Assessments.