Frequently Asked Questions About NC End of Grade (EOG) Test
Who takes what test? English Language Arts (Reading) and Math - All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students Science - All 5th graders
What can I do to help my child? Being involved in your child's school is one of the most important things you can do to help them be successful. Another key factor is attendance. Studies have shown that students who attend school on a regular basis perform better on school tasks such as homework and tests than those who are frequently absent. Students will need lots of rest during the week of testing. Please ensure that they go to bed early and eat a nutritious breakfast at home or at school. Lastly, if you would like to learn more about the EOGs, feel free to volunteer as proctor. Proctors are very important and help ensure that testing runs smoothly. In order to be a proctor, an individual must be a Level 2 Volunteer and attend a short training class. The training class will cover the Proctor Manual and the Testing Code of Ethics. Documentation is required.
Are all the tests the same? Do the colors on the booklet mean anything? Tests are created in several versions, called forms. All forms are equal and cover the same material. Each form will have a specific color, for example, Form A's color might be purple and Form's B color might be yellow. Many students think the color represents the level of difficulty. This is a myth. Colors help with organizational purposes only.
What happens if my child is absent on one of the testing days? The student will be given the opportunity to take the test they missed on the first day they return to school. It is strongly encouraged for appointments not to be made on testing days.