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									    Frequently Asked Questions
•   Q: How do I prepare my child for the EOGS?
•   A: You can review past objectives at home by using the sample test items on the DPI website.
•   Sample Math Test Items from The State:
    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/math3
•   Sample Reading Test Items from The State:
    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/reading
•   A: Ask your child questions about what they are reading. Have them discuss the setting,
    characters, plot/conflict, and resolution.
•   A: Be sure to utilize Study Island, which provides great review and test taking practice.
•   A: Make sure your child is at school as much as possible to be sure that he or she is not missing
    any important information.
•   A: Have your student get a good night of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
    And be positive!

•   Q: Can you study for this test?
•   A: Students can best prepare for the test by completing all assigned class work and homework.
    They can prepare by reading daily at home. Students must practice and utilize the test taking
    strategies in class and at home. Also, students can prepare by attending school consistently.
    Study Island is a great way for them to practice at home.

•   Q: Does the EOG count as a grade?
•   A: EOGs will not be a part of the report card grade.
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•   Q: How do the formatives correlate to the EOG?
•   A: The objectives that are tested are the same on the formatives and on the EOG tests.
    However, the presentation will be different.

•   Q: What happens if my child does not do well on the EOG? What if they fail?
•   A: According to CMS, third grade is a gateway year, and all students are expected to pass their
    EOGs with a level III. If a student doesn’t score a III they get a second chance before school ends
    to take the test again. They will be provided with review sessions prior to the retake during
    school hours to help them prepare. If they need to retest, they will only retest on the subject
    they didn’t pass.

•   Q: Are the tests timed?
•   A: The tests are not timed, but the maximum time allowed is 4 hours for each test. All students
    are expected to finish within this time frame.

•   Q: Are there any extra resources we can use to help them prepare?
•   A: You can reference the DPI website (www.ncpublicschools.org) and Study Island
    (www.studyisland.com), review and/or double check reading and math papers that are sent
    home, utilize all testing strategies.
Mathematics EOG
Number and Operations (35-40%; 18-21 questions)
     1.01 Develop number sense for whole numbers through 9,999: recognize number
       models, words, and numerals; place value (ones through thousands); compare (‹ , ›, = )
       and order (least to greatest, greatest to least).
     1.02 Develop fluency (addition, subtraction, estimation, and operational relationships)
       with multi-digit addition and subtraction through 9,999
     1.03 Develop fluency with multiplication from 1x1 to 12x12 and division up to two-digit
       by one-digit numbers and estimation.
Measurement (10-12%; 5-6 questions)
     2.01 Solve problems using measurement concepts and procedures involving
                elapsed time and equivalent measures within the same measurement system.
     2.02 Estimate and measure using appropriate units: Capacity (cups, pints, quarts, gallons,
       liters); Length (miles, kilometers); Mass (ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms);
       Temperature (Fahrenheit, Celsius).
Geometry (12-15%; 6-8 questions)
     3.01 Use appropriate vocabulary to compare, describe, and classify 2- and 3-dimensional
       figures.
Data Analysis and Probability (12-15%; 6-8 questions)
     4.01 Collect, organize, analyze, and display data (including circle graphs and tables) to
                solve problems.
     4.02 Determine the number of permutations and combinations of up to three items
     4.03 Solve probability problems using permutations and combinations.
Algebra (20-25%; 10-13 questions)
     5.01 Describe and extend numeric and geometric patterns.
     5.02 Extend and find missing terms of repeating and growing patterns.
     5.03 Use symbols to represent unknown quantities in number sentences.
     5.04 Find the value of the unknown in a number sentence
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