Spring EOC Schedule
Friday, May 31 English 2
Monday, June 3 Biology
Tuesday, June 4 CC Math 1
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What is the EOC test?
An EOC is a required state test in three courses: Algebra I/Integrated Math 1, Biology, and English 2. The state board eliminated the EOC for Algebra 2, Civics, US History, and Physical Science at the end of the 2010-11 year. New assessments aligned with the Common Core Curriculum will be administered this year.
Who takes it?
Every student enrolled in an EOC course must take the state test unless he or she has previously passed the EOC.
What is on the test?
Each EOC measures a student's knowledge as specified by the NC Standard Course of Study in that subject. More details on each test are available at the NCDPI website. The new 2012-13 tests require more reasoning and comprehension to reflect the new curriculum's emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving.
Does it count as a grade?
The EOC counts as 25% of the overall grade for the course. A student must pass the EOC to receive credit for the course.
What happens if a student fails the EOC?
Scores will be delayed for 2012-2013 as the state will determine the baseline for the EOC standard. Students will not retest this school year. The final grade will be determined by the student's classroom performance and assessments and the EOC score, when reported.
What are Common Core Exams (MSLs)?
Common Core exams or Measures of Student Learning will replace the final exam in certain non-EOC courses and will be used to gather growth data for all teachers to determine teacher ratings on the NC Educator Evaluation System. Johnston County administered Common Core Exams this fall in book form and is scheduled to give the MSLs in the spring for the following courses: English 1, English 3, English 4, OCS Language Arts 1, 3, and 4, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Civics, US History, American History 1 and 2, Physical Science, Chemistry, Earth Environmental Science, and Physics.
For more detailed information on EOCs and Common Core exams, consult the following sites: