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Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum Tests for North Carolina

About the Tests

The tests are criterion referenced and objective based. Criterion-referenced tests are designed to measure a candidate's knowledge and skills in relation to an established standard of performance (a criterion) rather than in relation to the performance of other candidates. The tests are designed to help identify those candidates who have the level of knowledge and skills required to perform satisfactorily as educators.

About the Foundations of Reading Test

The Foundations of Reading test for North Carolina assesses proficiency in and depth of understanding of the subjects of reading and writing development. The test reflects scientifically based reading research and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

About the General Curriculum Test

The General Curriculum test for North Carolina assesses proficiency in and depth of understanding of each of the elementary subject matters required for an elementary teaching license in North Carolina. It is a test of general content knowledge including language arts, history and social science, science and technology/engineering, and mathematics.