Testing Information

Fairview School Assessment Information for Parents

Student assessments are given each year to gain a better understanding of the grade level standards with which students are proficient. Assessments are given at the Beginning of the Year (BOY), Middle of the Year (MOY), and End of the year (EOY). This usually means September – October, January – February, and March- April. End of Grade (EOG) assessments take place at the end of May and beginning of June.

Kindergarten

iReady Reading

iReady Math

Kindergarten State Math Assessment

1st Grade

iReady Reading

iReady Math

1st Grade Math State Assessment

2nd Grade

iReady Reading

iReady Math

2nd Grade Math State Assessment

3rd Grade

iReady Reading

iReady Math

Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG) Reading

NC Check-Ins Reading

NC Check-Ins Math

End of Grade (EOG) Reading

End of Grade (EOG) Math

4th Grade

iReady Reading

iReady Math

NC Check-Ins Reading

NC Check-Ins Math

End of Grade (EOG) Reading

End of Grade (EOG) Math

5th Grade

NC Check-Ins Reading

NC Check-Ins Math

NC Check-Ins Science

End of Grade (EOG) Reading

End of Grade (EOG) Math

End of Grade (EOG) Science

6th Grade

NC Check-Ins Reading

NC Check-Ins Math

End of Grade (EOG) Reading

End of Grade (EOG) Math

7th Grade

NC Check-Ins Reading

NC Check-Ins Math

End of Grade (EOG) Reading

End of Grade (EOG) Math

8th Grade

NC Check-Ins Reading

NC Check-Ins Math

NC Check-Ins Science

End of Grade (EOG) Reading

End of Grade (EOG) Math

End of Grade (EOG) Science

Explanation of Tests

iReady

Our school is using an assessment program called i-Ready® Diagnostic that will provide our students with an innovative diagnostic assessment. This online program is focused on reading and math skills. The i-Ready Diagnostic helps teachers to effectively assess students in the areas of reading and math and then provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs.

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction assesses and teaches the following skill areas:

Reading                                                                                                                                  Math

• Phonological Awareness                                                           • Number and Operations

• Phonics                                                                                             • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking

• High-Frequency Words                                                              • Measurement and Data

• Vocabulary                                                                                      • Geometry

• Comprehension

i-Ready Diagnostic uses an adaptive assessment in reading or math. An adaptive assessment is a test that automatically adjusts the difficulty of the questions according to each student’s performance in order to determine his or her abilities in reading or math.

NC Check-Ins

NC Check-Ins are interim assessments developed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) that are aligned to North Carolina grade-level content standards (for reading and mathematics) and North Carolina Essential Standards (for science).

The main purpose of NC Check-Ins is to provide students, teachers, and parents with immediate data and a reliable estimate of students’ current performance on selected subsets of content standards. Both the end-of-grade (EOG) tests and the end-of course (EOC) tests share a common item bank with the NC Check-Ins, which then exposes NC Check-Ins. This gives students access to similar item types and rigor found on the EOGs and EOCs.

The overall value of NC Check-Ins is the use of data for formative purposes throughout the year to help students and teachers adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of instructional standards.

Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG)

Article 8 Chapter §115C of the General Statutes includes Part 1A, the North Carolina Read to Achieve Program. The goal of this program “is to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade and continue to progress in reading proficiency so that he or she can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success.” The North Carolina BOG3 Reading Test is linked to the Read to Achieve Program. This test serves several purposes: 

  1. It establishes a baseline measure of beginning third-grade students’ English language arts/reading skills. 
  2. Students who score achievement level 3 or higher on the test demonstrate reading proficiency appropriate for third-grade students, which satisfies the requirements of the Read to Achieve legislation. 
  3. Based on demonstrated student outcomes in reading proficiency, the test serves as a teacher-growth tool for determining those teachers who are well-suited to teach reading camps (G.S.§115C-83.3[4a]). 
  4. Data from the administration of the test and the administration of the End-of-Grade 3 (EOG3) Reading Test are used for school accountability growth and student growth for teachers and administrators.
  5. Students in grade 3 who are not proficient on the EOG3 Reading Test but were proficient on the BOG3 Reading Test (i.e., score achievement level 3 or higher) count as proficient in the performance composite and school performance grades.

End-of-Grade

The North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests are designed to measure student performance on the goals, objectives, and grade-level competencies specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Individual Student Reports

The Individual Student Reports (ISR) provides information on how your student performed on NC Check-ins and End-of-Grade (EOG) assessments. The scores on these assessments are only one of many indicators of how well your student is achieving.

Sample of NC Check-in Report: https://files.nc.gov/dpi/documen s/files/2020-21-grade-5-reading-ncci-2-isr.pdf

Sample of EOG (End-of-Grade) Report:  Not posted yet on DPI

Terms featured on the ISR

TermDefinition
Achievement LevelsAchievement levels are predetermined performance standards that allow a student’s performance to be compared to grade-level expectations. The column headings on the ISR outline each achievement level and the scale score range associated with each achievement level. Four achievement levels (i.e., Not Proficient, Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5) are reported for EOG and EOC tests. Not Proficient  Students who are Not Proficient demonstrate inconsistent understanding of grade level content standards and will need support. Level 3 Students at Level 3 demonstrate sufficient understanding of grade level content standards though some support may be needed to engage with content at the next grade/course. Level 4 Students at Level 4 demonstrate a thorough understanding of grade level content standards and are on track for career and college. Level 5 Students at Level 5 demonstrate comprehensive understanding of grade level content standards, are on track for career and college, and are prepared for advanced content at the grade/course. Three achievement levels (i.e., Not Proficient, Level 3, and Level 4) are reported for NCEXTEND1 tests. Not Proficient Students who are Not Proficient demonstrate inconsistent understanding of the North Carolina Extended Content Standards and will need significant support. Level 3 Students at Level 3 demonstrate sufficient understanding of the North Carolina Extended Content Standards though some support may be needed to engage with content at the next grade/course. Level 4 Students at Level 4 demonstrate a thorough understanding of the North Carolina Extended Content Standards and are on track for competitive employment and post-secondary education.
On-Grade LevelLevels 3 and above indicate a student’s performance is on-grade level.
On Track for Career and College Readiness Levels 4 and 5 indicate a student’s performance is on track for career- and college-readiness expectations for EOG and EOC tests.
On Track for Competitive Employment and Post-Secondary EducationLevel 4 indicates a student’s performance is on track for competitive employment and post-secondary education expecations for NCEXTEND1 tests.
Your StudentThis bar represents the student’s scale score.
Your SchoolThis bar represents the average school scale score based on the fall or spring test administration data available on the report print date. The average school scale score is finalized at the end of the test administration window.
Your DistrictThis bar represents the average district scale score based on the fall or spring test administration data available on the report print date. The average district scale score is finalized at the end of the test administration window.
QuantileThis is your student’s Quantile score from the assessment. The EOG and EOC tests for mathematics are linked to The Quantile Framework® for Mathematics.
LexileThis is your student’s Lexile score from the assessment. The EOG and EOC tests for reading are linked to The Lexile Framework® for Reading.
Percentile RankThe percentile shows a student performed at a level equal to or better than the stated percentage of students who took the assessment during the norming year (the first year the test was administered).