North Carolina General Curriculum Test

The North Carolina General Curriculum test is designed to assess all in-state and out-of-state elementary education and exceptional general curriculum initial licensure applicants. In addition to the North Carolina Foundations of Reading test, passing the General Curriculum test is required for those who want to teach these segments in the state of North Carolina.

The General Curriculum test is broken down into two subtests: multi-subject and mathematics.

How Can I Schedule My Appoint to Take The North Carolina General Curriculum Test?

The North Carolina General Curriculum test is computer-based, with test sites located around the country. The test is provided by Pearson, a global education assessment service provider, and specific testing locations can be searched on its website. Testing appointments are available year-round, on Mondays through Saturdays, excluding some holidays.

What Are Testing Fees for The North Carolina General Curriculum Test?

Taking the multi-subject subtest of the North Carolina General Curriculum test costs $94 and taking the mathematics subtest costs $94. Taking both subtests in one sitting costs $139.

What Are Passing Scores for The North Carolina General Curriculum Test and When Will I Receive My Score?

To pass the North Carolina General Curriculum test, candidates must receive a score of 227 on each subtest. Scores are provided to candidates in less than a month after taking the subtests.

How Are Questions on The North Carolina General Curriculum Test Formatted?

On the North Carolina General Curriculum test’s multi-subject subtest, there are 55 multiple-choice questions and one open-response assignment. On the mathematics subtest, there are 45 multiple-choice questions and one open-response assignment. The mathematics subtest also includes one or more assignments that permit handwritten and scanned responses.

Candidates are granted two hours to complete the multi-subject subtest, two and a half hours to complete the mathematics subtest or four hours to complete both subtests in a single sitting.

The multi-subject subtest has four primary sections:

  1. Language Arts: Five multiple-choice questions, totaling 30 percent of the full subtest
  2. History and Social Science: Five multiple-choice questions, totaling 30 percent of the full subtest
  3. Science and Technology/Engineering: Five multiple-choice questions, totaling 30 percent of the full subtest
  4. Integration of Knowledge and Understanding: One open-response question, totaling 10 percent of the full subtest

The mathematics subtest has five primary sections:

  1. Numbers and Operations: Four multiple-choice questions, totaling 41 percent of the full subtest
  2. Functions and Algebra: Three multiple-choice questions, totaling 22 percent of the full subtest
  3. Geometry and Measurement: Two multiple-choice questions, totaling 18 percent of the full subtest
  4. Statistics and Probability: Two multiple-choice questions, totaling 9 percent of the full subtest
  5. Integration of Knowledge and Understanding: One open-response question, totaling 10 percent of the full subtest

What Content Is Covered on The North Carolina General Curriculum Test’s Multi-Subjects Subtest?

The North Carolina General Curriculum test’s multi-subject subtest covers 15 content areas:

  1. History and structure of the English language
  2. American and selected literature
  3. Literary genres, elements and techniques
  4. Literature for children
  5. The writing process and formal elements of writing and composition
  6. Major developments in the history of the United States
  7. The founding documents and governing systems of the United States
  8. Major developments and figures in world history
  9. Geographic concepts, phenomena and processes
  10. Basic concepts and principles of life science
  11. Basic concepts and principles of physical science
  12. Basic concepts and principles of earth and space science
  13. The foundations of scientific thought
  14. The principles and procedures of scientific inquiry and experimentation
  15. Ability to prepare an organized, developed analysis on a topic related to history and social science or science and technology/engineering

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What Content Is Covered on The North Carolina General Curriculum Test’s Mathematics Subtest?

The North Carolina General Curriculum test’s mathematics subtest covers 12 content areas:

  1. The number system and the concept of place value
  2. Integers, fractions, decimals, percentages and mixed numbers
  3. Principles of number theory
  4. Operations on numbers
  5. Algebra as generalized arithmetic
  6. The concept of function
  7. Linear functions and linear equations
  8. Concepts of measurement
  9. Concepts of geometry
  10. Descriptive statistics
  11. Basic concepts of probability
  12. Applying mathematical knowledge and reasoning to communicate multiple solutions in detail to a problem involving two or more of: numbers and operations, functions and algebra, geometry and measurement and statistics and probability

How Can I Get A Passing Score on The North Carolina General Curriculum Test?

Because the North Carolina General Curriculum test is so heavily-focused on a combination of literary, social, mathematical and scientific knowledge, it is highly recommended that candidates prepare themselves with tailor-made study solutions. The best of these come in the form of flashcards and study guides. Mometrix offers best-in-class solutions for both a North Carolina General Curriculum test study guide and set of flashcards. With these in hand, candidates can best prepare themselves to get a passing score on the exam and begin their educating career.

by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 5, 2019