Testing Dates 2020-2021

Elementary School (Grades PK-5)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

4K

PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening)

 

5K

KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment)

 

K-5 [Identified (ID) students] ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment)  

2

CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)

 

2

Iowa Assessment

 

2-5 (ID students)

SC Performance Tasks Assessments (Gifted and Talented)

 

2 & 5 (all students)
3 & 4 (ID students)

MAP Growth (Measures of Academic Progress) – Reading & Math

 

3-5

SC READY – ELA and Math

 

4

SCPASS (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) – Science

 

ID students (Age 9)
(ID schools)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

SC-Alt (South Carolina Alternate Assessment) – ELA & Math (Gr. 3-5), Science (Gr. 4)

 

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 12, 2019. 
Test dates are subject to change. Therefore, specific test dates will be communicated at the school level. Please contact your school with questions relating to the testing schedule.

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

6-8 [Identified (ID) students]

ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment)

 

8 (all students)
6 & 7 (ID students)

MAP Growth (Measures of Academic Progress) – Reading & Math

 

6-8

SC READY – ELA and Math

 

6

SCPASS (SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) – Science

 

7-8 (ID students)

EOCEP Algebra 1

 

8 (ID Students)

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

 

ID students (Age 13)
(ID schools)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

SC-Alt (South Carolina Alternate Assessment) – ELA & Math (Gr. 6-8), Science (Gr. 6)

 

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 12, 2019. 
Test dates are subject to change. Therefore, specific test dates will be communicated at the school level. Please contact your school with questions relating to the testing schedule.

High School (9-12, Adult Education)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

9-12 [Identified (ID) students]

ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment)

 

9-12, Adult Ed.
Block Schools Only

EOCEP – English 1 (ID students) Writing, English 2 Writing

Algebra 1, Biology, English 1 Reading (ID students), English 2 Reading, U.S. History and the Constitution

 

 

9-12, Adult Ed

EOCEP – English1 (ID students) Writing, English 2 Writing

Algebra 1, Biology, English 1 Reading (ID students), English 2 Reading, U.S. History and the Constitution

 

 

9-12 (ID students)

IB (International Baccalaureate)

 

9-12 (ID students)

AP (Advanced Placement)

 

10
9 & 11 (ID students)

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

 

11 (ID students)

College Entrance Assessment - The ACT

 

11

Career Readiness Assessment - Ready to Work (R2W)

 

11 (ID students)

College Entrance Assessment - SAT

 

12 (ID students)

Career Readiness Assessment - R2W

 

ID students (Age 17)
(ID schools)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

SC-Alt (South Carolina Alternate Assessment) – Algebra, Biology, English, U.S. History and the Constitution

 

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate to Career Readiness Assessment (Life Skills Inventory Independent Living Skills Assessment Tool) 

 

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 12, 2019. 
Test dates are subject to change. Therefore, specific test dates will be communicated at the school level. Please contact your school with questions relating to the testing schedule