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Testing Dates for the 2017-18 School Year
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2017-18 Testing Dates

September 26, 2017 

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                                    

Per Onslow County Schools’ policy, parents are to be notified of local and state testing that will occur during the current school year.  Please reserve the following dates for testing and make every effort for your child to be present on testing days.

Benchmark tests are administered throughout the school year and will take place during the testing windows specified below.  Subjects tested are ELA, Math, 8th grade Science, and Math I.

·       End of 1st nine weeks:  October 23- 27

·       End of 2nd nine weeks:  January 25-31

·       End of 3rd nine weeks:  March 19- 23

Career & Technical Education Local Assessments are administered in the middle and at the end of each semester for CTE classes.  CTE classes include 6th grade Keyboarding & Basic Word Processing, 7th grade Intro. to Office Productivity, and 8th grade Exploring Character and Careers &/or Exploring Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

·       Mid & End of 1st semester:  October 30- November 3 AND December 14-20

·       Mid & End of 2nd semester:  March 23-29 AND May 14-18

ACCESS for ELLs- This assessment is for our English Language Learners only.  The window for administration is February 12-16.  A parent notification letter will be sent home closer to the date with exact testing dates.

End of Year Assessments include the End-of-Grade (EOG) tests for ELA, Math, and 8th grade Science, End-of-Course (EOC) test for Math I,  N.C. Final Exams (NCFE) for 6th & 7th grade Science, 6th-8th grade Social Studies, 8th grade English I, 8th grade Earth and Environmental Science, and 8th grade World History.

Monday, May 28

Tuesday, May 29

Wednesday, May 30

Thursday, May 31

Friday, June 1


Memorial Day


No School



No Testing




English/Language Arts





EOG- Math


EOC- Math 1

(only for those students enrolled in Math 1)



Social Studies

Monday, June 4

Tuesday, June 5

Wednesday, June 6

Thursday, June 7

Friday, June 8



English 1

(only for those students enrolled in English 1)



EOG Science- 8th


NCFE Science-

6th & 7th





Earth & Env. Science

World History

(only for those students enrolled in either of these courses)








Any/ALL Remaining



If you have any questions, please contact Michele Riggs or Ange Bender, NBMS Test Coordinators, at 910-346-5144 or or

Thank you.

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