The Testing Season is Upon Us
All parents want to see their child excel in school. As the testing season approaches, parents can play an important role in helping their children give their best performance on a test.
The annual South Carolina Assessments will be administered to students at varying grade levels. The standarized tests are standard-based, criterion-referenced assessments and provide students, parents, and educators with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards.
The South Carolina Department of Education has determined the assessments that will be given to students across the state for the school year. Please click on the links below for more information:
Students in Grades 3-8
Students in Grades 9-12
The 2019 South Carolina Assessments Testing Schedule is as follows for Rock Hill Schools:
- May 7, 2019 - Elementary School SC READY ELA, Middle School SC READY Math
- May 9, 2019 - Elementary School SC READY ELA, Middle School SC PASS (Science 6th/8th, Social Studies 7th)
- May 14, 2019 - Elementary School SC READY Math, Middle School SC READY ELA
- May 16, 2019 - Elementary School SC PASS (4th Science, 5th Social Studies), Middle School SC READY ELA
- May 21, 2019 - Middle School Algebra EOC
- May 22, 2019 - Middle School English 1 EOC
- May 23, 2019 - Middle School English 1 EOC Text Dependent Analysis
- HS End of Course Exams are currently being scheduled.
Check out these tips for a better testing experience:
The Night Before Testing:
1. Make sure your child gets an ample, normal amount of sleep the night before the test .
2. Encourage your child to review the night before the test, but avoid cramming.
3. Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.
4. Mention the test to show you are interested but do not dwell on it.
5. Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.
The Morning of the Test:
1. Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure your child is at school on time.
2. Provide a good breakfast for your child, but not a heavy one.
3. Have your child dress in something comfortable.
4. Be positive about the test. Acknowledge that tests can be hard and encourage your child to do their best.
After the Test:
1. Talk to your child about his/her feelings about the test and make sure you acknowledge their efforts.
2. Discuss what was easy and what was hard; discuss what your child learned from the test.
3. Try not to put too much pressure on the student. Reinforce that as long as they worked hard in preparation and did their absolute best you will be proud of them.