Testing Dates 2020-2021

Elementary School (Grades PK-5)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

4K

4K Readiness: PALS

TBD

5K

5K Readiness: KRA

TBD

K-5 [Identified (ID) students] ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment) January 25-March 12

2

CogAT

October 12-14

2

Iowa Assessment

October 15-16

2-5 (ID students)

SC Performance Tasks Assessments (Gifted and Talented)

February 16-March 4

2 & 5
3 & 4 (ID students)

MAP Growth

December 2-11

3-5

SC READY – ELA & Math

May 7-June 4

4

SCPASS – Science

May 7-June 4

ID students (Gr, 4)
(ID schools)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

TBD

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 25-March 12

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

SC-Alt (South Carolina Alternate Assessment) – ELA & Math (Gr. 3-5), Science (Gr. 4)

March 8-April 16

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 12, 2019. 
Test dates are subject to change. Therefore, specific test dates will be communicated at the school level. Please contact your school with questions relating to the testing schedule.

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

6-8 [Identified (ID) students]

ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment)

January 25-March 12

8 (ID Students)

PSAT/NMSQT

October 14

8
6 & 7 (ID students)

MAP Growth

December 2-11

ID Students (Gr. 8/ID Schools)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

TBD

6-8

SC READY – ELA & Math

May 7-June 4

6

SCPASS – Science

May 7-June 4

MS (ID Students)

EOCEP Algebra 1

May 14-June 4

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 25-March 12

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

SC-Alt (South Carolina Alternate Assessment) – ELA & Math (Gr. 6-8), Science (Gr. 6)

March 8-April 16

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 12, 2019. 
Test dates are subject to change. Therefore, specific test dates will be communicated at the school level. Please contact your school with questions relating to the testing schedule.

High School (9-12, Adult Education)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

9-12 [Identified (ID) students]

ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment)

January 25-March 12

9-12, Adult Ed.
Block Schools Only

EOCEP
English 1 (ID students) Writing
English 2 Writing

December 4-18
January 4-14

9-12, Adult Ed.
Block Schools Only

EOCEP
English 1 (ID students) Reading, English 2 Reading, Algebra 1, Biology 1, United States History and Constitution

December 11-18
January 4-14

9-12, Adult Ed

EOCEP
English 1 (ID students) Writing English 2 Writing

 

May 7-June 4

9-12, Adult Ed

EOCEP
English 1 (ID students) Reading, English 2 Reading, Algebra 1, Biology 1, United States History and Constitution

May 14-June 4

9-12 (ID students)

IB (International Baccalaureate)

April 29-May 21

9-12 (ID students)

AP (Advanced Placement)

May 3-14

10
9 & 11 (ID students)

PSAT/NMSQT 

October 14

11 (ID students)

College Entrance Assessment - The ACT

TBD

11 (ID students)

College Entrance Assessment - SAT

TBD

11

Career Readiness Assessment - Ready to Work (R2W)

March 8-17

12 (ID Students)

College Entrance Assessment-SAT

September 23 or October 14 date determined by high school

12 (ID students)

Career Readiness Assessment - Ready to Work (R2W)

October 26-30
March 8-17

12 (ID students)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

TBD

HS (ID Students)

Life Skills Inventory Independent Living Skills

TBD

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 25-March 12

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

SC-Alt (South Carolina Alternate Assessment) – Algebra, Biology, English, U.S. History and the Constitution

March 8-April 16

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 12, 2019. 
Test dates are subject to change. Therefore, specific test dates will be communicated at the school level. Please contact your school with questions relating to the testing schedule