2019–20 Assessment Schedule
Schools administer Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment to each 4-year-old prekindergarten student during the first 45 days of the school year and during the last 45 days of the school year. Most assessments will be completed between April 23 - May 31.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is administered to all 5-year-old kindergarten students during the first 45 days of the school year.
Assessments for Grades 3 - 8
The following tests are administered during the last 20 days of the school year, beginning in May
¨ English Language Arts and Mathematics - Grades 3-8
South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS)
¨ Science – Grades 4, & 6
End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)
For Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1-Reading, English 2-Reading and USHC, the district testing window must not begin earlier than the last 15 instructional days of the semester or school year.
For the English 1 and English 2 Writing sections, the district testing window must not begin earlier than the last 20 instructional days of the semester or school year. The English writing and reading sections must not be administered on the same day.
South Carolina-Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) Online
Testing Window: March 9 - April 24, 2020
Grade 10 Assessments
PSAT: Date pending
Grade 11 College Entrance Assessments
Grade 11 Career Readiness Assessments
Ready to Work (R2W)
Testing Window March 25 - April 8, 2020
ACCESS for ELLs® and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs®
English Language Proficiency Assessments, Grades K–12
Testing Window: January 27 - March 13, 2020
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Assessments (IA)
Grade 2: October 15 – November 7, 2019
Make-up Testing Window – January 13 -17, 2020
Performance Task Assessments
Testing/Make-up window - February 18 – March 5, 2020