Beginning on Tuesday, May 2nd through Thursday, May 4th all third, fourth, and fifth grade students will participate in the statewide SC READY assessment. This assessment includes English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Students in 4th and 5th grade will take SC PASS. This assessment includes tests in the areas of Science and Social Studies. Fifth grade will test on Tuesday, May 9th (Science) and Wednesday, May 10th (Social Studies). Fourth grade will test on Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th. The Online Tools Training (OTT) for SCPASS can be accessed at the following website (using Google Chrome): https://wbte.drcedirect.com/SC/portals/sc. This will allow for your child to practice sample test items, while becoming familiarized with the testing format.
Our 5th grade students were also selected to participate in a linking study in the area of English Language Arts. This assessment will enable the State Department of Education to add Lexile scores to the SC Ready ELA reports. This linking study is a stand-alone paper based test that takes approximately 40-50 minutes.
All testing is scheduled to begin by 8:30 am. We ask that you please ensure that your child arrives to school on time, and is well rested. If your child arrives after the testing session has begun they will not be allowed to enter the test session, and will be required to make up the test at a later date. We strongly discourage early releases during the testing session, as state law requires that students complete their assessment on the day that it began. We ask that you please arrange appointments after school on these days. We also ask that you remind your child that cellphones and personal electronic devices will not be allowed during testing. These items will be taken up during testing and returned once testing session has ended for the day.
Thank you for all of your continued support!