The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a fair and reliable system of next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11.
The system of computer-adaptive tests — including summative and interim assessments — will provide meaningful feedback and actionable data to inform instruction and provide tools for teachers to help students succeed. North Carolina presently has plans to move the the Smarter Balanced Assessments for ELA and Math in 2014-2015.
This link will bring you to a document that identifies the course requirements for graduation in each course of study.
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This link takes you to information about the North Carolina State Testing Program.
Course and credit requirements are only one of several requirements students may need to meet in order to receive a high school diploma. For the complete list of high school graduation requirements, please go to the NC Graduation Requirements Web site at this link.