Testing Security Purpose General Statute §115C-174.10 states that the North Carolina Testing Program has three purposes: “(i) to assure that all high school graduates possess those minimum skills and that knowledge thought necessary to function as a member of society; (ii) to provide a means of identifying strengths and weaknesses in the education process in order to improve instructional delivery; and (iii) to establish additional means for making the education system at the State, local, and school levels accountable to the public for results.” In order to maintain the integrity of the North Carolina Testing Program, it is essential for school personnel to develop awareness of proper testing protocol and procedures. Knowledge of testing policies and procedures helps ensure the North Carolina Testing Program is conducted in a manner that is fair, consistent, and equitable for all students. Guidance Documents North Carolina Testing Code of Ethics (Published July 20, 2017) Ethical code for all North Carolina educators involved in student assessment and accountability Testing Security: Protocol and Procedures for School Personnel (Published July 2020) Publication of testing security protocol and procedures for North Carolina school personnel The Proctor's Guide (Published July 2020) The Proctor's Guide outlines the responsibilities of proctors and what they are permitted to do during a test administration. The Proctor's Guide Online Training Video (Published July 2020) Online Testing Irregularity Submission System (OTISS) Purpose The Online Testing Irregularity Submission System (OTISS) is the system in which North Carolina testing professionals submit testing irregularities that take place during the administration of any state test. In March 2021, a new OTISS was launched within NCEducation. New Online Testing Irregularity Submission System Login— Effective March 8, 2021, all irregularities must be reported by entering data in the OTISS system housed in NCTest Admin. Retired Online Testing Irregularity Submission System Login— Effective with March 8, 2021, no new irregularities may be entered in this system. This system will officially close on April 30, 2021.