This year, North Carolina schools will begin administering a new set of common exams called the Measures of Student Learning/Common Exams (MSL/CE). These common exams will measure student growth in core subjects and grades. We will start administering these tests at the end of this school year – Spring 2013, during the EOG/EOC testing window. The main purpose of these tests is to measure a teacher’s contribution to the academic growth of their students.
For elementary and middle school students taking the Science and/or Social Studies MSL/CE Assessments, no test scores will be provided. For middle and high school students enrolled in high school courses, the MSL/CEs will serve as the course’s final exam. As per district policy, these exams will account for 20% of the final grade.
What subjects will be tested using the MSL/CEs?
Who is required to participate?
Select elementary students in grades 4-5 and all students in grades 6-8, plus students enrolled in certain high school courses, must participate in the common exams with the following exceptions:
Most students with disabilities will participate in the common exam using the accommodations they normally use for classroom assessments.
For more information on Measures of Student Learning/Common Exams (MSL/CE), visit the NCDPI website: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/effectiveness-model/measures/