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FAQ About E.O.G. Testing Q: Why do the children have to take the E.O.G test? A: The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are required by General Statute as a component of the North Carolina Annual Testing Program. Q: What is a “Gateway Year”? A: 4 th grade is not a gateway year. At Gateway Years, students who do not pass one or both parts of the test can be considered for retention. Q: When will the test be given? A: The test will be administered over a 3 day period, May 14-16. The test consists of Reading, Math - Calculator Active, and Math - Calculator Inactive.
Reading Test The test consists of eight reading selections with six to nine associated questions for each selection. Each student is asked to read four literary selections (two fiction, one nonfiction, one poem), three informational selections (two content and one consumer), and one embedded experimental selection (may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, consumer, or content)
Three Reading Goals Tested Goal 1 – The learner will apply enabling strategies and skills to read and write. 5-10% of the test questions Goal 2 – The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed. 60-65% of the test questions Goal 3 – The learner will make connections through the use of oral language, written language, and media and technology. 25-30% of the test questions
Four Types of Questioning on the Reading E.O.G. Test
Cognition Purpose Main Idea Supporting Details Summarizing Main Points Vocabulary in Context Multiple Meaning of Words Text Features Reference Materials Parts of a Book Example: Based on the context of paragraph 3, what does scarce mean?
Interpretation Making Inferences Drawing Conclusions Determining meaning of figurative language Making Predictions Example: Based on the selection, what will most likely happen next?
Critical Stance Author’s Craft Determining the impact of literary elements Determining effect of author’s word choice, purpose and decisions Comparing and contrasting Example: In lines 3 and 5 why does the author most likely repeat the phrase “Let’s go!”
Connections Text to text Text to world Text to self Example: Which experience is most similar to Joe’s experience in the selection?
How Can I Help My Child with Reading? Establish time for your child to read. (45 minutes) Provide your child with a variety of reading materials. Read aloud to and with your child Discuss the purpose of different text types such as fiction, letters, newspaper articles, etc. Ask your child open-ended questions that cannot be answered with a simple word or phrase. Require your child to refer back to the text to explain an answer. Ensure that your child reads independently each day at a comfortable reading level.
Math Test 1 day for Calculator Active and 1 day for Calculator Inactive. The mathematics test assesses student achievement in the five strands of the mathematic curriculum.
Number and Operation – 35% Place and Value of a Number (including Decimals) Estimation Adding and Subtracting Numbers Comparing and Ordering Numbers Multiplication and Division Patterns Word Problems
Measurement – 10% Area and Perimeter Word Problems
Geometry – 15% Transformations: Reflections, Translations, Rotations Angles and Lines Coordinate Points Word Problems
Data Analysis & Probability – 15% Read and Interpret Graphs and Charts Predicting Outcomes and Probabilities Mode, Median and Range Comparing Two sets of Data
Algebra – 25% Identify the Unknown Order of Operations Input/Output Tables Rules
How Can I Help My Child with Mathematics? “Do Math” with your child at home as problem-solving partners. Look and interpret graphs and charts found in newspapers Use trips to the grocery store to practice measuring weight and estimating the cost of items Let children follow a recipe and measure out ingredients On road trips estimate the distance, time and mileage Practice facts (x, +, -, ÷)
Student Results Student scores are converted to four achievement levels.
Achievement Level I Students performing at this level show minimal conceptual understanding and computational accuracy and often respond with inappropriate answers or procedures. They rarely use problem-solving strategies.
Achievement Level II Students performing at this level typically show some evidence of conceptual understanding and computational accuracy and sometimes respond with appropriate answers or procedures. They demonstrate limited use of problem- solving strategies.
Achievement Level III Students performing at this level generally show conceptual understanding, compute accurately, and respond with appropriate answers or procedures. They use a variety of problem-solving strategies.
Achievement Level IV Students performing at this level commonly show a high level of conceptual understanding, compute accurately, and respond consistently with appropriate answers or procedures. They demonstrate flexibility by using a variety of problem-solving strategies.
Retest Student who score a level I or II on either section of the test will participate in the retest. These students will receive remediation instruction before the retest date.
Next Step Encourage your child to spend time on Study Island to become familiar with the format of test questions. Make sure your child is reading at home on a regular basis, and completing all homework assignments.
Resources Math Link: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/ eog/math/ Reading Link: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/ eog/reading/ Indicators for Math: http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers /Server_4507209/File/Instructional%20Resources/G rade4Indicators.dft7.pdf
Websites Math Practice: http://cuacs8.mck.ncsu.edu/mathsampleitem s/main.html Math and Reading Practice: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/accountability/par ents/elementary