Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016

The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) science and social studies tests will be administered to students in grades 4 - 8 beginning on Wednesday, May 11.  Students in grades 4 - 8 are required to participate in testing except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternative Assessment (SC-ALT).  Tests may be administered via paper/pencil or an online testing format. Schools will notify parents of the type of format and the testing schedule which will be administered at your child’s school.

SCPASS has been designed to assess higher levels of learning as well as basic skills.  Students are asked questions that test their knowledge and skills in a variety of ways.  SCPASS tests are untimed for each day of testing; however, each session must be completed during a single day unless the student has an IEP, 504 Plan, or ESOL accommodation plan specifying administration of a single test over several days.

Three performance levels will be reported when results are released.  The levels are:

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Students should:

Parents should:

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