State Testing Programs
The South Carolina College- and Career- READY Assessments (SC READY) are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. All students in grades 3-8 are required to take the SC READY tests except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt). Students in grades 3-8 take ELA and mathematics. Students in grade 4 and 6 also take science.
Click here for more information about SC READY.
The Education Accountability Act of 1998 requires the development of end-of-course examinations in gateway or benchmark courses. The program is called End-of-Course-Examination Program (EOCEP). An EOCEP test is administered to students at the end of the semester in which they are scheduled to complete the course. The tests, which count 20 percent of a student's final grade in each gateway or benchmark course, currently include Algebra 1, English 2, U.S. History and the Constitution, and Biology 1.
Click here for more information about EOCEP.
Career Readiness Assessment
Since Spring 2018, all students in their third year of high school have taken a career readiness assessment which measures job and soft skills.
Click here for more information about this assessment.
https://ed.sc.gov/tests/high/act-workkeys/ (This yellow link is the updated link to use)
College Readiness Assessments
Since the 2017-18 school year, students in their third year of high school have the choice of taking either The ACT or the SAT on a school day. The ACT and SAT are tools that assess readiness for college. Click here for more information about The ACT. Information related to test preparation for The ACT can be found at this link, https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html. Click here for more information about the SAT. Information related to test preparation for the SAT can be found at this link, click here. (The yellow link is updated for ACT preparation. Please make the ACT and SAT preparation sentence match.)