What Are EOG Scores?

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North Carolina students in grades 3 through 8, including those attending charter schools, are required to take End-of-Grade (EOG) standardized tests to evaluate their progress in three core subjects. Each student receives an EOG score that demonstrates how well they're performing.

About EOG

  • The EOG exams test students in reading, mathematics and science. The number of correct answers by each student provides a raw score that is converted into a developmental scale score.

Features

  • EOG scores are ranked on a scale of one to four achievement levels, with the fourth achievement level being the highest. The exact number needed to reach each achievement level varies, depending on the subject.

Significance

  • Students in grades 3, 5, and 8 must post an EOG score at achievement level three in order to advance to the next grade.

Benefits

  • EOG scores help the North Carolina Board of Education gather information to monitor each individual student's performance and the effectiveness of the entire school system.

Considerations

  • A Duke University study found that exposure to lead early in childhood lowered EOG reading scores in minority and low-income children.

History

  • The EOG statewide assessment program began in 1996.

References

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