End of Grade TestingNorth Carolina's Standard Course of Study is based on the Common Core Essential Standards. NC students in 3rd-8th grade are assessed using End of Grade assessments written by NC teachers and developed by the state of NC. These End of Grade (EOG) tests have been renamed Ready EOG, to remind us that we are readying our students for "career" and "college".All students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are assessed with English/Language Arts and math assessments. These tests are administered in pencil/paper format with a test book and scanable answer sheet. Students in 5th grade are also assessed in science with an online measure. Our 5th graders use the laptops they've used all year for this assessment. They have opportunities to practice taking tests online before the assessments.Released versions of the Ready EOGs may be found at the following site.Talk to your child's teacher for more information about your child's assessments.