Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The High School Assessment Program (HSAP) will be administered April 1 through 3 for students who are in their second year of high school and to select students beyond the second year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade. All students must pass a high school exit exam based on South Carolina standards and earn the required high school units to receive a high school diploma. Students must pass both the English Language Arts (part 1 and part 2 exam) and the Mathematics section of HSAP.

Students are encouraged to take as much time as needed to complete each test within the school day. The HSAP tests are untimed; however, each session must be completed during a single day unless the student has an accommodations plan specifying administration of a single test over several days. Generally, students complete the tests within three hours or less each day.

Test Dates:

April 1, 2014 - ELA Day 1
April 2, 2014 - ELA Day 2
April 3, 2014 - Mathematics

Testing Tips

Help us help your child perform to the best of his or her ability. Parents can be a great help to their child by following these suggestions. For more information about testing or your child’s progress, please call your child’s school.

Students should:

  • Rest on the nights before these tests.
  • Eat a nourishing breakfast on the morning of each test.
  • Be in school and on time, except in cases of illness.
  • Bring at least two #2 pencils to school. They are required for marking test answer documents.
  • Listen attentively to the teacher’s directions so he/she will know exactly what to do.
  • Read each test question and each response carefully before marking an answer choice.
  • Stay calm, if there are questions that seem difficult.
  • Mark his/her best answer.
  • Refrain from bringing any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging into the testing location.

Parents should:

  • Meet with your child’s teachers as often as necessary to discuss his/her progress.
  • Check or review your child’s homework, projects, or other school work.
  • Talk with your child about school.
  • Ask teachers to suggest activities for you and your child to do at home to help prepare for tests and to improve your child’s understanding of schoolwork.
  • Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.

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