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Testing and Accountability

Mission: The mission of the Testing and Accountability Office is to correctly implement and administer all assessments embedded within the State Testing Program. The data gathered will be used to accurately reflect Bladen County Schools in state and federal reporting. The data will also be easily accessible, understandable, and applicable to inform and impact decisions on teaching and learning.
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With the adoption of the Common Core and Essential Standards, beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, Bladen County began administering the following summative assessments:

  • READY EOG (End-of-Grade) assessments in Reading and Mathematics to all students in grades 3-8,
  • READY EOG (End-of-Grade) Science assessments to all students in grades 5 and 8,
  • READY EOC (End-of-Course) assessments in the following courses:
    • Biology
    • English II  
    • NC Math I                                
  • ESSA and ESL
    • ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) was signed into law, and replaced the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) legislation.  
    • ESSA now refers to LEP students (Limited English Proficiency) as English Learners, or EL.  Assessments are given twice per year, once at enrollment, and again in February/March to determine English proficiency for students whose primary home language is not English.


The PreACT assessment will be administered to all 10 grade students during the week of October 16th-20th.  

The PreACT assessment is a readiness measure to assist students in understanding the format, time restrictions, subtests, etc. they will encounter on the ACT assessment.  If additional coursework is needed based on PreACT results, students have a year to build upon their content knowledge before they take the ACT in the 11th grade.


The ACT will be administered to all 11th grade students on February 27, 2018.    

The ACT assessment is the new accountability marker to measure College and Career Readiness in our high schools.  In order to be considered proficient, a student must make a composite score of at least 17.  This is the minimum requirement for admission into the UNC System.


The WorkKeys assessment will be administered to all 12th grade graduates with a CTE Concentration.

The WorkKeys assessment is a job skills assessment system.  It measures skills identified as vital to employers.  The subtests for the WorkKeys assessments are as follows:

  •     Applied Mathematics
  •     Graphic Literacy   
  •     Reading and Using Workplace Documents
In addition to their high school diploma, Students with a CTE certification can earn any of the following ACT WorkKeys certifications:  Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification.  Employers may require various certifications based on the positions available within their organization. 
 
Please click here for more information on the WorkKeys assessment.

Click here to discover additional information on the ACT Corporation.

 

NC Finial Exams

New assessments titled:  "NC Final Exams"  will be administered to students in subjects/content areas that are not part of the State Testing Program. 

In the 2011 session of the NC General Assembly, House Bill 48 was enacted.  This bill eliminated the following End-of-Course (EOC) assessments beginning with the 2011-2012 school year:  U.S. History, Civics and Economics, Algebra II, and Physical Science.

For additional information please contact Anthony Hinson (adhinson@bladen.k12.nc.us) Director of Testing and Accountability, at (910) 862-4136.

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