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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: When will the test be given? A: The test will be administered over a 2 day period, May 20-21. Students who are absent because of illness will take the make up test May 21-31.The test consists of Reading, Math - Calculator Active, and Math - Calculator Inactive.
Reading Test In the past the test has consisted of about eight reading selections with six to nine associated questions for each selection. There will be 52 multiple choice questions on the reading test. Students will be given 180 minutes to complete the test. Students will receive two 3 minute stretch breaks. Selections may include poems, dramas, charts, stories, schedules and content passages. The test will consist of fiction passages and nonfiction passages.
Three 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 Determining the impact of literary elements Determining effect of authors word choice, purpose and decisions Comparing and contrasting Example: In lines 3 and 5 why does the author most likely repeat the phrase Lets go!
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 their just right reading level.
Web Sites for Reading www.dpi.state.nc.us www.dpi.state.nc.us Choose testing option at top. Choose for parents on left column. Scroll down to Testing for Elementary Students and click. Scroll down to released test forms and click. Click on Reading grade 3 or Math Grade 3. www.raz-kids.com www.studyisland.com www.studyisland.com Student logins are: Firstname.lastname-CMS Password: Study
Math Test Calculator Active and Calculator Inactive parts of the math test will be given in the same day. Students will be given 180 minutes to complete the test. Students will receive two 3 minute stretch breaks. There will be 54 math questions. Half of the questions will be calculator active and half calculator inactive.
Number and Operation Place and Value of a Number Estimation Adding and Subtracting Numbers Comparing and Ordering Numbers Multiplication and Division Patterns Fractions – compare, on number line, mixed numbers, improper and decimals Word Problems- one and two step problems
Measurement and Data Standard Units of Length to ½ and ¼ of an inch Area and perimeter of polygons and finding the measure of unknown side of polygons Liquid volume and mass using grams, kilograms and liters Converting Units of Measurement in metric system Telling Time to the minute Elapsed Time Graphs – Pictographs, bar graphs, line plots Word Problems
Geometry Identifying 2 dimensional shapes Attributes of 2 dimensional shapes Divide shapes into equal parts with equal area and express the area of each part as unit fraction of the whole Word Problems
Operations and Algebraic Thinking Identify the Unknown Order of Operations Multiplication and Division including arrays and symbols. Ex: 2x = 6 One and two step word problems Fluency of Multiplication and Division facts Patterns
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, +, -, ÷)
Math Web Sites http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-3 http://www.theproblemsite.com/games/hilo.asphttp://www.theproblemsite.com/games/hilo.asp www.aplusmath.com www.aaamath.com
Student Results Student scores are converted to four achievement levels.
Achievement Level I Students performing at this level show minimal conceptual understanding and often respond with inappropriate answers. Student consistently performs below grade level.
Achievement Level II Students performing at this level typically show some evidence of conceptual understanding and sometimes respond with appropriate answers. Student inconsistently performs below grade level.
Achievement Level III Students performing at this level generally show conceptual understanding and respond with appropriate answers. Student consistently performs on grade level.
Achievement Level IV Students performing at this level commonly show a high level of conceptual understanding and respond consistently with appropriate answers. Student performs above grade level.
Retest There is no retest this year. Results will be given to schools in October of 2013.
Please Help! We need parents who would like to proctor for the EOG test. Proctors walk around the classroom during the test to make sure that students are bubbling the correct questions, focused and orderly. Your are not allowed to proctor on your childs grade level. Please sign the proctor log if you are interested in volunteering.
General Questions? Please write your individual questions on the index card and drop in your child's teachers bucket