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2024 Testing Information

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The South Carolina College and Career-Ready Assessment (SC READY) program is a statewide assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and science for students in grades 4 and 6. All students in grades 3-8 will participate in a stand-alone Text-Dependent Writing (TDW) ELA field test in addition to the operational ELA assessments.


SC READY tests, which are untimed, will be administered in person via an online format. Items on SC READY will include multiple choice, short answer, evidence-based selected response, and text-dependent analysis. Evidence-based selected responses will require students to read a text or a passage and choose the best textual evidence answer. The text-dependent analysis will require students to read a text or a passage and analyze that text for an extended written response. SC READY tests are aligned to the state standards taught in your child’s classroom. An online video tutorial for the online administration of SC READY  can be accessed via the following link: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/SC/portals/sc/.


SC READY must be taken in-person even if students are enrolled in full-time virtual/online learning instruction. 


In accordance with SC test security law and State Board Regulations, students are prohibited from having any electronic device in their possession during testing. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, smart watches, wireless earbuds, and electronic translation devices. All electronic devices will be collected prior to testing by the test administrator and will be returned to students at the end of testing. Noncompliance with this requirement will result in discipline consequences. This restriction does not apply to electronic medical devices that are documented for use in a student’s IEP, 504 Plan, or Individual Health Plan, such as those devices needed for monitoring diabetes.


Please contact Brant Glover at 843 762 2784 or brant_glover@charleston.k12.sc.us  with any questions or concerns related to your child’s testing administration schedule.

Your child is scheduled for in-person testing at Camp Road Middle School  for the following test dates: 

Assessment

Testing Dates


SC READY ELA Writing  (All Grades)

5/14/24 (Tues)

SC READY ELA Reading (All Grades)

5/16/24 (Thur)

SC READY Mathematics (All Grades)

5/21/24 (Tues)

SC READY Science (Only 6th Grade) 

5/29/24 (Wed)

SC READY ELA Text-Dependent Writing (TDW) Field Test (All Grades)

5/30/24 (Thu)

 

SC READY Testing Day Tips

Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the tests.

Please make sure your child charges his/her chromebook the night before testing. 

Please make sure your child arrives to school by 8:30am and isn't tardy. A tardy student may not be able to test on the scheduled day.

Please do not schedule any appointments for your child during the day in order to avoid any conflicts with testing. It is estimated that testing will end at 12pm for each session, but not guaranteed.

Please read the Electronics section below. 

If you think it’s better for your child to leave his/her phone at home on testing days, then please instruct them to leave his/her electronic devices with you.  


Prohibited Electronics

Students are not allowed to have electronic devices that can be used for communication, recording, timing, creating images, or storing images. Student possession of devices such as, but not limited to, tablets, smart phones, cell phones, mp3 players, e-readers, smart watches, smart glasses, or any other electronic imaging or photographic devices during testing is not allowed.  Students will be required to turn in all electronic devices to their testing administrator prior to testing. 

 

Electronic Policy Information from the State Department of Education 

Students have the responsibility to protect the confidentiality of the statewide assessments as all test materials are the property of the SCDE or the contractor. Theft of test materials or compromising the security or confidentiality of test materials through any means, such as copying, videoing, and sharing content, in any way, is against the South Carolina code of laws. Specifically, no one may reproduce, copy, record, distribute, broadcast, or share any part of the material presented to them during a test session. No one may disseminate, in any form, material that is similar to the items on the test. 


Possible consequences of misconduct regarding this policy include, but are not limited to, the invalidation of the test score, receiving a zero on the test, suspension or expulsion from school, an investigation by local police or the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) with possible criminal charges or other civil or legal sanction.