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Parent University Preparing for End-of-Grade Tests
…Standardized tests help educators determine which skills students have mastered and which ones they still need to be taught.
…At the schoolhouse, testing provides information on the progress students are making according to the academic standards of the state
Overview of North Carolina EOG testing program –Reading EOG (Grades 3-8) –Math EOG (Grades 3-8) –Science EOG (Grades 5 and 8) Academic Preparation Test-taking Strategies Practice Tests Preparing for EOGs Overview
May 18 – 21 EOG Regular Administration (Grades 3 – 8) May 21 – June 1 EOG Make-Up Administration (Grades 3 – 8) June 1 – 4 EOG Retest for Reading & Math (Grades 3, 5, & 8) Testing Window *Only one subject can be given on a regular school day (math and reading must be scheduled on consecutive days, science can be scheduled the same week or on a consecutive week).
Measures reading comprehension and knowledge of vocabulary Based on the North Carolina English Language Arts Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) Students read selections and answer questions related to those selections There are eight (8) selections for grades 3 -5 and nine (9) for grades 6 – 8 Reading EOG
Reading EOG Test Breakdown Grade Span# of itemsTime limit (minutes) *virtually untimed
Math EOG Measures student understanding and knowledge of five strands or goals: 1.Number and operations 2.Measurement 3.Geometry 4.Data analysis and probability 5.Algebra Based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) for mathematics There is a calculator active and a calculator inactive section
Calculator Grade Span # of itemsTime limit (minutes) Active *135 Inactive *60 Calculator Grade Span # of itemsTime limit (minutes) All Active880*150 Math EOG Test Breakdown * The Math EOG is virtually untimed
Science EOG Administered at grades 5 and 8 Measures student understanding of principles and concepts; requires interpretation of laboratory activities and relation of scientific information to everyday situations Students may use calculators on the test and students at grade 8 will also use The Periodic Table during administration of the test
Calculator Grade Span # of itemsTime limit (minutes) All Active5 and 892*130 *The Science EOG is virtually untimed Science EOG Test Breakdown
Discuss your childs academic performance with him or her – how he or she is doing in school Encourage your child to ask questions about things he or she doesnt understand Work with your child on his or her homework Communicate with your childs teacher(s) Encourage your child to make a commitment to do well in school and set goals Academic Preparation
Make sure your child eats and rests well the night before the test Make sure your child is on-time the day of the test Use flash cards to review concepts and vocabulary before the test Reduce anxiety by reminding your child to do his or her best, but not with daily reminders about expected performance Academic Preparation
Read all directions carefully Skim selections to attempt at identifying the main idea Skim questions so that you know what to look for when reading the passage Use the process of elimination on multiple choice questions Test-Taking Strategies
Use confident answers to previous questions to assist on difficult questions If you are stuck on a question, move on and return to it later Take time to answer all questions. A blank response is the same as an incorrect response Test-Taking Strategies
How Did You Do?
Grade 3 – Gateway 1 Students must: Meet local promotion requirements Demonstrate grade-level proficiency by scoring at or above Achievement Level III on state end-of-grade tests in reading and mathematics
Grade 5 – Gateway 2 Students must: Meet local promotion requirements Demonstrate grade-level proficiency by scoring at or above Achievement Level III on state end-of-grade tests in reading and mathematics
Grade 8 – Gateway 3 Students must: Meet local promotion requirements Demonstrate grade-level proficiency by scoring at or above Achievement Level III on state end-of-grade tests in reading and mathematics