2 Reading – Key Features of the EOG The Grades 3-5 EOG Test• Assesses NCSCOS (Goals 1-3 reading objectives)• Emphasizes comprehension• Uses the North Carolina Thinking Skills• Requires students to read selections from a variety of text types• Assesses vocabulary through application and understanding of terms in context• Engages students in complex, comprehensive reading and thinking• Involves critical analysis and evaluation
3 Reading Number of items: 58 Test Time: 140 minutes maximum 240 minutes Types / Genres of selections:FictionNon-fictionPoetryContentConsumerNumber of items: 58Test Time: 140 minutesmaximum 240 minutes
4 To experience literature To gain information To perform tasks The variety of selections allows for assessment of reading for various purposes :To experience literatureTo gain informationTo perform tasksTo apply critical analysis and evaluation
5 About the Reading EOG… 8 Total selections 50 Items (expected) • Selections include both literary (60%) and informational (40%) texts.LITERARY SELECTIONS (60%): 2 Fiction selections (e.g., short stories, fairy tales, myths, pourquois) 1 Non fiction selection (e.g., biography, essays, letters, journals) 1 Drama selection (e.g., plays, skits, monologues) 1 Poetry selectionINFORMATIONAL SELECTIONS (40%): 2 Content selections (science, social studies, art, music, etc.) 1 Consumer / directions selection (recipes, how-to’s, applications,schedules, etc.)
6 EOG asks students to do the following: • Apply reading strategies• Define key vocabulary by examining context• Organize details• Paraphrase the main idea• Read and interpret different genres (text types)• Determine purposes of selections and portions of selections• Determine meaning of figurative language• Draw conclusions/Make inferences• Determine mood, tone, style• Interpret information in reference materials• Critically analyze and evaluate text• Examine authors’ craft• Make text-to-text and text-to-world connections
7 Reading 4 Types of questions: Cognition - context clues, summarize, purposeInterpretation - inferencesCritical stance – compare / contrastConnections – connect knowledge with information & experiences beyond the selection
8 Reading Vocabulary Vocabulary is assessed through the application and understanding of terms within the context of the selections and questions.Vocabulary used in everyday instruction.Introduced in small chunks.Vocabulary matched to curriculum map.Create an EOG Word Wall.Use the vocabulary in word sorts.Play vocabulary review games.
9 Math 5 strands Geometry Numbers and Operations Algebra Data analysis and probabilityMeasurement
10 Math Calculator Inactive Calculator Active Number of items: 28 Test Time: 135 minutes Maximum of 240 minutesAverage time: 80 minutesCalculator InactiveNumber of items: 28Test Time: 60 minutesMaximum of 150 minutes* Average time 40 minutesNote:* Students are given blank paper and graph paper.* Rulers & protractors are not distributed to students.
11 Math - Problem Solving Strategy First – Understand the problem.Read and reread the problem.Highlight the key words.What does the problem ask you to find?What data does the problem give you?Draw a figure or picture.Make a table or model.
12 Math - Problem Solving Strategy Second – Make a plan.Have you solved other problems like this one before?What steps will you take to get from the data to the unknown?Does your plan use all of the important data?Stuck? Tactic: Is there a similar problem which is simpler?Stuck? Tactic: Could you solve part of the problem?Stuck? Tactic: Could you restate the problem?Stuck? Tactic: Would other data help you find the unknown?Stuck? Tactics: Work backwards. Look for a pattern. Guess & check.
13 Math - Problem Solving Strategy Third : Carry out your plan.Check each stepCan you see clearly that the step is correct?Fourth: Look backDid you answer the question that was asked?Was more than one question asked?Is your answer reasonable?Can you check the result? Can you think of an easier way to solve the problem?
14 Science – 5th grade only 4 strands: Environments Forces and Motion WeatherLandforms80 questions
15 Helpful Home Hints Parent’s: Be positive, upbeat, and positive. “Do Your Best”Review homeworkSet aside a time each night for your child to read. Discuss text with your child.Make sure that your child gets plenty of rest.Help your child memorize their addition, subtraction, & multiplication facts.
16 Helpful Hints Student’s Job: Get plenty of rest. Eat a good breakfast. Slow down and READ everything.Use comprehension strategiesMark up the text – underline, circle, make notesEliminate answers - “Slash the Trash”Mark possible answers with a dot.Mark answers in the book just incase you get off line.Learn your Math facts.
17 How the web can help Sample NC Test Items by grade level Interactive Web sample items:EOG VocabularyNC Best of the web from NC DPIMath Multiplication Practice