End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

EOCEP State Testing WindowFall/Winter 2012-13 - December 3, 2012 - January 29, 2013
Spring 2013 - May 8 - June 10, 2013
Summer 2013 - June 24 - July 26, 2013

What is the EOCEP?

The Education Accountability Act of 1998 requires the development of end-of-course examinations in gateway or benchmark courses. The program is called End-of-Course-Examination Program (EOCEP).

The examinations, which count 20 percent of the students' final grade in each gateway or benchmark course, currently include Algebra 1/Math for the Technologies 2, English 1, U.S. History and the Constitution, and
Biology 1/Applied Biology 2.

The final administration of the physical science end-of-course test was spring 2011.

All students must pass a high school credit course in science for which there is a state end-of-course assessment during their high school career. Currently that test is the Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 EOCEP test.

Who takes the EOCEP tests?

All public middle school, high school, alternative school, virtual school, adult education, and home school students who are enrolled in courses in which the academic standards corresponding to the EOCEP tests are taught, regardless of course name or number, must take the appropriate tests.

When are the EOCEP tests administered?

Each examination will be administered to the students at the end of the semester in which they are scheduled to complete the course.

Distribution of Individual Student Score Reports
The Department of Education provides paper copies of Individual Student Reports to districts. These reports are shipped from the testing contractors directly to the District Test Coordinators (DTCs). DTCs are responsible for ensuring that these reports are distributed to parents and schools as soon as possible following receipt.

Algebra 1/Math for the Technologies 2

Teacher's Guide With Sample Items (pdf 45 KB)
Calculator Use Policy (pdf 20 KB)
Clearing Calculators (pdf 13 KB)
Academic Standards (pdf 183 KB)
Test Blueprint (pdf 30 KB)
Reference Sheet (pdf 339 KB)
Technical Report (pdf 188 KB)

Biology 1/Applied Biology 2

Academic Standards (pdf 36 KB)
Biology Teacher's Guide (419 Kb PDF)
Test Blueprint (pdf 16 KB)
Biology Support Document from the Office of Standards and Support (pdf 302 KB)
EOC's Review of the Biology 1/Applied Biology End-of-Course Test (pdf 2.2 MB)
Transition to Biology Memorandum 6/18/10 ( 53 Kb PDF)

English 1

Teacher's Guide With Sample Items (pdf 269 KB)
Academic Standards (pdf 98 KB)
Test Blueprint (pdf 21 KB)

U.S. History and the Constitution

2012-13 Assessment Information (revised August 2012) (pdf 64 KB)
Academic Standards (revised August 2011) (pdf 306 KB)
USHC Crosswalk Document (Added August 2011) (pdf 88 KB)
Test Blueprint (revised August 2011) (pdf 24 KB)
Teacher's Guide With Sample Items (revised August 2011) (pdf 251 KB)
Release Items (revised August 2011) (pptx 1.2 MB)
Web-based Resources and Support Documents

Building Bridges Between Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (ppt 5.6 MB)
From Knowledge to Understanding (ppt 2.9 MB)
Social Studies, Every Student, Every Day (ppt 2.5 MB)