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 October 2019)
Publication of testing security protocol and procedures for North Carolina school personnel

The Proctor's Guide (Last updated 2019)
The Proctor's Guide outlines the responsibilities of proctors and what they are permitted to do during a test administration.