It is a common myth (maybe even a legend) in schools all around the state of North Carolina that if a student fails the EOG, they will be held back to repeat the grade they are in. We are here to dispel the myth and reassure you that the results of your child’s EOG test are not a standalone benchmark for advancement into the next grade level.
In fact, if a student happens to fail the EOG in any subject, here is what you can expect to happen in the following scenarios:
- If the student has shown proficiency all year long in the subject area, they will simply move on to the next grade. There may be a meeting with parents to discuss it, but there would be no doubt that it was a test taking issue, or a fluke, not an accurate measure of their ability.
- If a student’s performance throughout the year, in addition to the failing test grade put them on the border of maybe needing to reinforce some skills to be successful in the next grade then they might be placed in a remediation program. It would likely be a summer reading or math program. After which they’d retake the EOG and move on as planned. In addition, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) might be created to give them extra assistance in the subject area for the next year.
- If the child’s understanding of the subject through the year has been a struggle and they failed the test, chances are there have already been some discussions about the challenges. If this is the case, there will be a meeting between parents and teachers to discuss what is best for the student. This solution may be to repeat the grade, it may be tutoring, an IEP, or some combination of them all.
If a student fails the NC EOG, it is never a cut and dry case. All decisions will be made together by the parents, teachers, and administrators with the student’s best interest in mind. We are pleased to offer EOG test prep tutoring for children who need extra support. Give us a call today to learn more. 704-845-0561