16 ncac 06D .0305         end-of-course assessments

(a)  The LEA shall include each student's end-of-course assessment results in the student's permanent records and high school transcript.

(b)  The LEA shall give each end-of-course assessment within the final five days of the course on a block schedule and the final 10 days of the course on a traditional schedule.

(c)  LEAs shall use results from all operational end-of-course assessments as at least 25% of the student's final grade for each respective course. LEAs shall adopt policies regarding the use of end-of-course assessment results in assigning final grades.

(d)  Students who are enrolled for credit in courses in which end-of-course assessments are required shall take the appropriate end-of-course assessment.

(e)  Students who are exempt from final exams by local board of education policy shall not be exempt from end-of-course assessments.

 (f)  Each student shall take the appropriate end-of-course assessment the first time the student takes the course even if the course is an honors or advanced placement course.

(g)  Students shall take the appropriate end-of-course assessment at the end of the course or an alternate assessment regardless of the grade level in which the course is offered.

(h)  Students who are identified as failing a course for which an end-of-course assessment is required shall take the appropriate end-of-course assessment.

(i)  Students may drop a course with an end-of-course assessment within the first 10 days of a block schedule or within the first 20 days of a traditional schedule.

(j)  Students who are enrolled in the Integrated Math sequence shall take the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II end-of-course assessments.  The LEA shall administer these assessments as follows:

(1)           The Algebra I end-of-course assessment shall be administered during the final five days of the Integrated Math II course if taken on a block schedule or the final 10 days if taken on a traditional schedule.

(2)           The Geometry end-of-course assessment shall be administered during the Integrated Math III course on a locally established test date.

(3)           The Algebra II end-of-course assessment shall be administered during the final five days of the Integrated Math III course if taken on a block schedule or the final 10 days if taken on a traditional schedule.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C-12(9)c.; 115C-81(b)(4);

Eff. November 1, 1997;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2006; January 2, 2006; April 1, 2002; September 1, 2001; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1999.