End-of-Course (EoC) Exams

End-of-Course Exams (EoCs) are intended to be final exams for specific courses. They measure student proficiency of a subset of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for language arts and mathematics, and the New Mexico State Standards (NMSS) for other courses. They are summative assessments that cover a wide range of content, skills, and applications. Most of the assessments are fully multiple choice style while others include performance-based components or constructed response questions. Scores are reported to the teacher, school, district, and state levels for various purposes which may include student grades, curriculum review, and student graduation requirements.

Students may take an EoC as long as they have completed a course for which the EoC is intended. An EoC may be used for any approved course that aligns with the curriculum outlined in the blueprint. Blueprints are available on the PED website.
Teachers should access the blueprints to ensure that they are teaching the essential standards that are assessed on the EoCs.

To view practice questions and get a general feel for the layout of the test,
click on the NM EPIC logo.