High School Testing
- Statewide assessment program of end of course tests for gateway courses awarded units of credit in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The EOCEP is administered at the end of the Fall/Winter semester (high school only), at the end of the Spring semester (middle and high school), and at the end of the Summer semester. Scores from these tests will count 20 percent of each student's grade in that course.
Due to COVID-19, South Carolina did not administer EOC exams in Spring 2020.
- All students in grades K-12 who are determined to be English Language Learners - based upon the completion of a Home Language Survey and the initial assessment of their English proficiency - must take ACCESS for ELLs® each spring. This includes those students whose parents have waived direct ESOL services. Students must continue to take ACCESS until they have scored “Fully English Proficient.”
- Grades K through 12
- Ready to Work (R2W) is a career readiness assessment administered to all eleventh grade students to determine student achievement in three key subjects: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.
- R2W also includes the Essential Soft Skills (ESS) assessment that provides information about a student’s skills in the following five areas: Cooperation with Others, Resolving Conflicts and Negotiation, Solving Problems and Making Decisions, Observing Critically, and Taking Responsibility for Learning
- Grade 11
Due to COVID-19, the R2W Spring 2020 administration was postponed until Fall 2020.
- The district may choose any dates from the options provided by the publishers.
- Districts must offer all eleventh grade students the opportunity to take a college entrance assessment that is from the two providers secured by the SCDE—the SAT published by The College Board and the ACT published by ACT, Inc.
- Eleventh grade students are students in the third year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade.
Due to COVID-19, SAT and ACT Spring 2020 administrations were postponed until Fall 2020.
Alternate assessment are available for students with significant cognitive disabilities who are assessed against alternate achievement standards as they are unable to participate in the general assessment program even with appropriate accommodations.
(Click here to visit the Anderson School District Five Alternate Assessments web page.)