Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
Readiness Assessments are mandated and policies are set forth by multiple South Carolina laws and provisos including First Steps to School Readiness Initiative (H.3428, R295), the Read to Succeed Act (A284), and Proviso 1A.77.
Pre-K students in Charleston County School District will be administered the myIGDIs (Individual Growth and Development Indicators) assessment.
Kindergarten students in the Charleston County School District will be administered the KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment).
Grades 3-8 Assessments
The SC READY are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics that will meet all of the requirements of Acts 155 and 200, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), and the Assessments Peer Review guidance. All students in grades 3-8 are required to take the SC READY, except those who qualify for the South Carolina National Center and State Collaborative (SC-NCSC).
- Types of Test Items
- Sample Items
- SC READY Test Blueprints
- Writing Component of SC READY
- Calculator Use Policy for SC READY Mathematics (Grades 6-8)
- SC READY and Students with Disabilities
- SC READY Information for Parents
The SCPASS are statewide assessments in science and social studies. All students in grades 4-8 are required to take the SCPASS, except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt). Students in grades 4, 6, and 8 will take SCPASS Science. Students in grades 5 and 7 will take SCPASS Social Studies.
- SCPASS Test Blueprints
- Calculator Use Policy for SCPASS Science (Grades 6-8)
- SCPASS and Students with Disabilities
- SCPASS Information for Parents
High School Assessments
College Entrance and Career Readiness Assessments
Beginning in the eleventh grade for the first time in School Year 2017-18 and subsequent years, all students must be offered a college entrance assessment that is from a provider secured by the department. In addition, all students entering the eleventh grade for the first time in School Year 2017-18 and subsequent years must be administered a career readiness assessment.
For purposes of this section, 'eleventh grade students' means students in the third year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade.
End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)
All students who are enrolled in courses in which the academic standards corresponding to the EOCEP tests are taught, regardless of course name or number, must take the appropriate tests. The examinations, which count 20% of the students' final grade in each gateway or benchmark course, currently include Algebra 1, English 1, U.S. History and the Constitution, and Biology 1. All students must pass a high school credit course in science for which there is a state end-of-course assessment during their high school career. Currently, that test is the Biology 1 EOCEP test.
Laura Donnelly, Ph.D.
District Test Coordinator