The purpose of standardized testing in the state of South Carolina is to select or develop and administer high quality assessments of educational attainment that provide reliable information that can be used as the basis for drawing valid conclusions about examinees and that meet the highest standards of the educational measurement profession. The following assessments are scheduled to be administered this year:
PREACT simulates the ACT testing experience by providing students early exposure to ACT test-quality questions and preACT provides the following:
Early indication of progress to help guide action plans
Fast, robust reporting
Easy, flexible, and affordable administration
Students may pay to take PSAT in their Junior year for National Merit and other scholarship considerations. The PSAT test date for 2018 is October 10.
Students should consult with a counselor before registering for any testing. Registration materials for SAT I, SAT II, ACT and Ready2Work WIN are available in the School Counseling office. Students complete registration forms and mail registration along with the required fee. York Comprehensive High School is a testing site. However, testing is NOT administered at that site for all test dates. It is recommended that students take these test late in their junior year. Students should check registration materials for the most convenient test date.
SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT
The SC Department of Education offers students in their 3rd year of high school the opportunity to take ONE College Readiness Assessment (ACT or SAT) and ONE Career Readiness Assessment. Check back for an updated list of the dates of the school-wide administration of ACT/SAT and Career Readiness Assessments.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
Advanced Placement tests are administered at the school for all students enrolled in an AP. There is no cost to YCHS students for the testing. Students enrolled in these classes are required to take the AP test.
END OF COURSE
End of Course (EOC) exams may be given in Algebra 1, English 1, Biology 1, and US History. EOC exams will Count 20% of the final grade. No student may exempt an EOC exam.
ACCUPLACER tests the students’ knowledge in math, reading, and writing. It is used by technical schools in South Carolina. Over 1,500 institutions administer ACCUPLACER tests as part of the enrollment process. These tests help identify the students’ strengths and needs in each subject area. The academic advisers and counselors at college or technical school will use the ACCUPLACER test results along with information about the student’s academic background, goals, and interests to help match selected courses with the student’s skill level and give the best opportunities for success.