State Testing TeamThe State Team works to assist the district and schools administer a series of State mandatory assessments including the following:Alternate Assessments Alternate Assessments are used to access students with disabilities and students identified as limited English proficient who do not participate in the standard administration of a test with or without accommodations. Listed below are the different types of Alternate Assessments:
North Carolina EXTEND1 (NCEXTEND1) is a task based performance alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
English Language Proficiency Test A test designed to determine a student's English Language proficiency.North Carolina is a member of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium and utilizes their tests to assess the language proficiency of North Carolina students. The WIDA-Access Placement Test (W-APT) is a screener test utilized to initially identify a newly enrolling student's initial language proficiency. The Assessing Comprehensive and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) assessment is administered in the spring of every year to monitor language proficiency and growth.For guidance in understanding the relationship between the W-APT and ACCESS for ELLs assessments please click here.North Carolina State Assessments North Carolina State Assessments are operational tests administered statewide in the North Carolina Testing Programs.
North Carolina Field Test Program North Carolina Field Test Program - The North Carolina Field Tests are used to collect general information and data on items and test forms required for test development, to create the score scales, and to set the academic achievement standards (achievement levels) for the tests. View the North Carolina Field Test Program page for more information. The development of a test requires several years of effort. Results from field testing provide valuable information regarding:
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