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High School State Assessments Update

On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.

Our school system will administer all required state assessments for our high school students utilizing North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) guidance.  Because of test security protocols, remote administration is prohibited by NCDPI. Therefore, all students enrolled in an EOC or CTE course are required to take state exams in a district facility.  This practice helps ensure testing is conducted in a manner that is fair, consistent, and equitable for all students.  State law requires the EOC and CTE Post Assessments to count as 20% of the final grade in high school courses.

Our students’ and staff’s safety is our highest priority. During exams, social distancing and safety protocols will be followed. NCDPI has provided some additional flexibility in completing state assessments beyond the state mandated test window of the last five days of the semester.  While we would strongly encourage students to take the assessment upon immediate completion of the course to enable students to better demonstrate content knowledge, we do recognize there are concerns due to Covid.  Therefore, the following alternate testing time frames will be available if your student cannot test during the scheduled exam window of December 14 - 18, due to Covid or other situations beyond your control.

Option 1:

  • Make up testing window of January 4 -5
    • Students will receive their test score and final grade for the course.

Option 2:

  • Make up testing window January 6 - February 12
  • Make up testing window May 24 - May 28 (During Spring state assessment window)

*Note for Option 2: Students will receive an “incomplete” for the course.

    • Once the student has taken the exam during the option 2 makeup window, the score will be used to calculate a final grade and replace the “incomplete.”
    • If the student does not complete their exam by the end of the 20-21 school year, they will receive a zero for their exam score which will then be used to calculate their final grade.

Please contact your child’s school for additional information.