This year, students in third, fourth, and fifth grades in South Carolina will take the SC College-andCareer Ready Assessment (SC READY), which consists of the ELA (writing and reading) and
mathematics tests. Additionally, students in fourth grade will take the SC Palmetto Assessments of
State Standards (SCPASS) science test.
Both SC READY and SCPASS are untimed tests. All assessments will be administered with an onlineformat unless a student's IEP or ILAP states otherwise. Items on SC READY will include selected
response, short answer, evidence-based selected response, and text-dependent analysis. Evidencebased selected response will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and choose the
best answer from answer choices. Text-dependent analysis will require students to read a piece of
text or a passage and draw upon that text for their extended written responses. Items on SCPASS will
be multiple choice.
Please refer to this link for testing dates.