High school students (and middle school students taking high school courses) take the EOC exam at the end of the semester in which they take the course. The exam counts 20% of their overall grade, and the test score is reported on the student's transcript.
The North Carolina End-of-Course Tests are used to sample a student’s knowledge of subject-related concepts as specified in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area. The North Carolina End-of-Course tests were initiated in response to legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly – the North Carolina Elementary and Secondary Reform Act of 1984. Currently, students enrolled in the following courses are required to take the North Carolina EOC tests: NC Math I, English II, and Biology.
North Carolina EOC Information