South Carolina requires several standardized tests. These include:
4K: PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening); administered to 4K students during the 1st 45 days of school and again during the last 45 days.
5K: DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment, 2nd Edition); administered to 5K students during the 1st 45 days of school and again during the last 45 days.
3-8: SCReady: English Language Arts and Math assessment; Spring 2017 administration will be conducted as online testing during the last thirty days of school. Testing will begin on April 24th. Please check the Calendar for dates for specific grades and subjects.
4-8: SCPASS: Science and Social Studies; Spring 2017 administration will be conducted as online testing during the last thirty days of school. Testing will begin on May 2nd. Please check the Calendar for specific grades and subjects.
End of Course Examination Program administered in English 1, Algebra 1, Biology, and US History. Fall Dates: 1/10/17--English 1 and Algebra 1; 1/11/17--Biology; 1/12/17--US History. Spring 2017 administration dates will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
WorkKeys Job Skills Assessment: Administered to 11th graders. Testing will be done online. Testing dates are March 27-29th.
The ACT--provided free to 11th graders. BEHS will administer The ACT online March 7th-9th.
WIDA ACCESS: administered in grade 5K-12 to identified English Learner students to assess English Language Acquisition. Administration window for Spring 2017 is February 6th through March 24th, 2017.
NCSC ELA and Math assessment: administered in grades 5K-12 to identified severely cognitively disabled students. Administration window for 2016-2017 begins March 13th.
SC-Alt: Science and Social Studies assessment administered based on student age to identified severely cognitively disabled students. Administration window begins March 13th.