State Wide Testing Information

April 26th, 2019


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is hard to believe, but state standardized testing is quickly approaching.  All students in Grades 3-5 are required to take the SC Ready in Writing, Reading, and Math.  Students in 4th grade are also required to take SCPASS in Science and students in 5th grade are required to take the SC PASS in Social Studies.  Below is some important information to help you prepare your child for testing.  Attached is some additional information from the State Department about testing. 

The scheduled testing dates are as follows:

May 8th (Wed.):  SCReady Writing (Text Dependent Analysis) *3rd-5th grade students participate

May 9th (Thurs.):  SCReady Reading  *3rd-5th grade students participate

May 14th (Tues.):  SCReady Math *3rd-5th grade students participate

May 15th (Wed.):  SCPASS (Social Studies/Science) *4th grade will take Science and 5th grade will take Social Studies

*All assessments will be given online in a classroom on Chromebooks.   

During the tests, students are not allowed to have any electronic or other devices with them that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging.  These devices include, but are not limited to, cell phones, pagers, beepers, headphones, stop watches, electronic translators, hand-held devices, PDAs, or any electronic imaging or photographic devices.  If a student brings one of the devices listed, the test administrator will take the device until the end of state testing.

The following suggestions will help your child do his/her best on the SCReady and SCPASS tests:

·         *  Be sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before testing.

·         *  Encourage your child to eat a good, nutritious breakfast.

·         *  Be at school on time.

·         *  Remind your child to listen to/read the directions carefully and attempt all questions.

·         *  Look through the attached brochure with your child and discuss the sample questions.

·         *  Avoid making any appointments during the scheduled testing dates.

·         *  Please arrive at school by 8:00.

 

We are proud of our students and want them to do their best on the test.  We are confident they are well prepared to take the tests.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 397-1400.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Phelps

Guidance Counselor

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