HIGH (9-12) ASSESSMENTS
- The End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) is a statewide assessment program of end-of-course tests for gateway courses awarded units of credit in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. EOCEP are administered in the last twenty-days of each semester as determined by the district instructional calendar to students enrolled in Algebra 1, Intermediate Algebra, Biology 1, English 1, English 2, and United States History and the Constitution.
College Entrance Exams
- Section 59-18-325 of the Education Accountability Act (EAA) specifies that districts must offer students in their third year of high school after their initial enrollment in ninth grade (Grade Eleven) the opportunity to take a college entrance test from a provider secured by SCDE. The SCDE has secured both the ACT® and SAT®. These assessments are offered at no cost to the student. Students may use the results of these assessments to apply to college or to enter careers. Results will assist students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors in developing individual graduation plans and in selecting coursed aligned with each student’s future ambitions, promote South Carolina’s Work Ready Communities initiative, and meet federal and state accountability requirements.
- Students are not required to take either the ACT® or SAT®. A Parent Form is provided for the parent or guardian of each eleventh grade student to sign and indicate which test the student will take (ACT® or SAT®), or whether the student will not take either test.
- ACT® - The ACT is a timed multiple-choice examination that includes the following tests: English, Reading, Math, Science, and Writing.
- SAT® - The SAT is a timed multiple-choice examination consisting of the following tests: Reading, Writing and Language, Mathematics and the SAT Essay. SCDE requires districts to include the SAT Essay exam in the SAT administration.