Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The South Carolina Board of Education states that when students complete one of the “gateway” or “benchmark” courses for high school credit they must take the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) test.

The EOCEP tests will be administered beginning January 3, 2017, for students who attend schools that are offering Carnegie Units at the end of the first semester (block high schools). Identified students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, English 1, United States History and the Constitution, and Biology 1 will participate in testing. Each school selects specific test dates beginning on January 3, 2017.

The EOCEP tests will be administered online. These tests mostly consist of multiple-choice items but may include some technology-enhanced and scenario-based items. While the tests are untimed, each session must be completed during a single day. Most students complete the test within 2 1/2 hours. The paper testing format and multiple day testing is available only for students with disabilities whose IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan specifies these accommodations.

Testing Tips

Parents can be a great help to their child by following these suggestions.

Students should:

Parents should:

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