Testing Dates 2020-2021

Elementary School (Grades PK-5)

Grade

Assessments

Dates

4K

4K Readiness: PALS

August 17-October 16, November 30-December 18, April 12-May 21

5K

FastBridge (Reading and Math)

August 17-September 4

5K

5K Readiness: KRA

August 24-October 16

K-5 [Identified (ID) students] ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment) January 25-March 19
1-2 MAP Growth August 17-September 4

2

CogAT

Beginning October 21

2

Iowa Assessment

Beginning October 28

2-5 (ID students)

SC Performance Tasks Assessments (Gifted and Talented)

February 22-March 12

2 & 5
3 & 4 (ID students)

MAP Growth

December 2-15

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-May 7

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 10, 2020.
Test dates are tentative and 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 19

8 (ID Students)

PSAT/NMSQT

October 14 & October 29

8
6 & 7 (ID students)

MAP Growth

December 2-15

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 7-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-May 7

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 10, 2020. 
Test dates are tentative and 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

MAP Growth

Aug. 24-Sept. 4
December 2-15

9-12 [Identified (ID) students]

ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Proficiency Assessment)

January 25-March 19

9-12, Adult Ed.
Block Schools Only

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

December 7-18
January 4-15

9-12, Adult Ed

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

May 7-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 & October 29*

11 (ID students)

College Entrance Assessment - The ACT

February 23-25, March 2-4

11 (ID students)

College Entrance Assessment - SAT

April 27

11

Career Readiness Assessment - Ready to Work (R2W)

March 1-26

12 (ID Students)

College Entrance Assessment-SAT

September 23 & October 27*

12 (ID students)

Career Readiness Assessment - Ready to Work (R2W)

October 19-November 13
March 1-26

12 (ID students)

NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

TBD

HS (ID Students)

Life Skills Inventory Independent Living Skills

March 8-May 15

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Jan. 25-Mar. 12

Sp. Ed. (ID students)

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

March 8-May 7

Notes:
Links to the South Carolina Department of Education Assessment and contractors’ webpages were active as of August 10, 2020. 
Test dates are tentative and 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
*Schools will schedule students for testing.