Grades 7-13: End of Course Examinations (EOC)
End of Course (EOC) examinations measure how well a student understands the subject they are enrolled in. Currently, students take the EOC exam at the conclusion of the aligned course. The EOC exams are aligned to the NVACS in ELA, mathematics, and science. EOCs are administered in the following subjects:
- Math I Emphasis on Algebra I
- Math II Emphasis on Geometry
- Integrated Mathematics 1
- Integrated Mathematics 2
- English language arts I with a Focus on Reading Comprehension
- English language arts II with a Focus on Writing
- Science with a focus on Life Science for Graduation Cohort 2020 and beyond
- ELA Combined (reading and writing) for Graduation Cohort 2020 and beyond
The EOC replaced the Nevada HSPE. During this time of transition from HSPE to EOC, the classes of 2017 and 2018 must participate in the EOCs and pass the associated aligned courses in order to be graduation eligible. The Class of 2019 is the first class of students required to receive a passing score on the EOCs to graduate. The class of 2020 and beyond are required to pass the ELA combined End of Course and Science End of Course assessments in addition to two math assessments.
During this time of transition, the classes of 2017 and 2018 will need to take the EOCs and no passing scores are required. The Class of 2019 will be the first class of students required to receive a passing score on the EOCs to graduate. The class of 2020 and beyond will be required to pass the ELA combined End of Course and Science End of Course assessments in addition to the two math assessments.
The EOC exams are given during May. Each school determines its own testing schedule.
The EOC exams are aligned to the Nevada Academic Content Standards in English language arts, math and science as follows:
As part of an ongoing effort to align the End of Course Examinations in Mathematics to the instructional courses of Nevada school districts, the Math I and Math II Selected Standards documents have been amended as of July 30, 2015. Changes made are in anticipation of offering Integrated Mathematics End of Course Exams to districts that base instruction on an integrated pathway. Students in both the Integrated and Traditional pathways will be assessed on the same set of standards by the end of their Algebra I and Geometry or Mathematics 1 and Mathematics 2 courses. The changes to these documents should not affect the planned content of high school courses as schools must still teach to the full depth and breadth of the Nevada Academic Content Standards. Additionally this amendment does not emphasize or deemphasize any standards, it only recognizes the different timing of instructional content in different districts.
End of Course Assessment Resources
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