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2018-2019 Assessment Schedule

2018–19 Assessment Schedule

 

Office of Assessment

 

 

Prekindergarten Assessments

 

4-Year-Old Prekindergarten

 

 

 

Districts must administer one of the following assessments to each 4-year-old prekindergarten student during the first 45 days of the school year and during the last 45 days of the school year.

 

 

 

PALS

 

myIGDIs

 

GOLD

 

 

 

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)

 

5-Year-Old Kindergarten

 

 

 

All districts must administer the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) during the first 45 days of the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

Gifted and Talented Assessments – Grade 2

 

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Assessments (IA)

 

 

 

Testing Window                                             October 23–November 14, 2018

 

Make-up Testing Window                              January 14–18, 2019

 

 

 

Performance Task Assessments

 

 

 

Testing Window                                             February 19–March 15, 2019

 

Data due to Carolinian Consultancy               January 7, 2019

 

 

 

ACCESS for ELLs® and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs®

 

English Language Proficiency Assessments, Grades K–12

 

 

 

Testing Window                                             February 4–March 22, 2019

 

 

End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

 

Algebra 1, English 1 (Reading and Writing tests), Biology 1, US History and the Constitution, and the English 2 Field Test

 

 

 

Beginning with the Fall/Winter 2018-19 administration, the English 1 Writing section must be administered within the district’s 15-day testing window in the same manner as the other four EOCEP tests. The designated Writing dates have been eliminated.

 

 

 

EOCEP testsFor each administration, DTCs will select a 15-day testing window within the state-approved testing windows shown below. The 15-day district testing window for fall or spring semester-long courses must not begin before the 75th instructional day. For year-long courses the 15-day district testing window must not begin before the 165th instructional day.

 

 

 

English 2 Field Test With the exception of students who take alternate assessments, the English 2 field tests must be administered to:

 

•         Students who are enrolled in a credit-bearing English 2 course (year-round or spring semester).

 

•         Students who are in their second year or above of high school, whose projected high school outcomes are non-diploma, and who are enrolled in an English 2 aligned course.

 

Like the English 1 test, the English 2 field test will consist of separate writing and reading sections. Testing and make-up testing for the English 2 writing and reading field tests must be administered within the district’s 15-day testing window. Students will not receive scores for the spring 2019 English 2 field test.

 

 

 

Scoring for English 1—For online testing, the reading section of the English 1 test will be scored within 36 hours, however, handscoring of the TDA essay, on the writing section, requires ten days. The English 1 score will be posted ten days after the writing responses are submitted or 36 hours after the reading responses are submitted, whichever date is latest.

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2018/Winter 2019

 

State Testing Window (including Writing)

December 3–January 28

 

 

 

Spring 2019

 

State Testing Window

(including Writing)

May 1–June 7

 

 

 

Summer 2019

 

State Testing Window

(including Writing)

June 26–July 26

 

 


 

 

SC READY and SCPASS

 

English Language Arts and Mathematics, Grades 3–8

 

Science-Grades 4, 6, & 8; Social Studies-Grades 5 & 7

 

 

 

Testing Window                                             The last twenty school days as determined by the district’s instructional calendar

 

 

 

South Carolina-Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) Online

 

SC Alternate Assessment for SCREADY (Grades 3-8)

 

SC Alternate Assessment for SCPASS

 

(Science: Grades 4, 6, and 8; Social Studies: Grades 5 and 7)

 

SC Alternate Assessment for EOCEP

 

(English 1, Algebra 1, US History and the Constitution, & Biology)

 

 

 

Testing Window                                             February 11–March 29, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 10 Assessments

 

 

 

The district may choose any dates from the options provided by the publishers.

 

Approved tests for reimbursement include: Aspire, Pre-ACT, or PSAT

 

 

 

PSAT/NMSQT

October 10, 2018

PSAT 10

Please contact the College Board for these dates.

PreACT

The test date and the time are established by the customer within the annual test window: September 1 through June 1 of each year.

Aspire for Grade 10

Please contact ACT for these dates.

 

 

 

Ready to Work (R2W)  

 

   Career Readiness Assessment

 

 

 

Online testing window                                                April 2–10 

 

·         includes make-up testing

 

Paper administration

 

One-day testing                                                April 2 or 3  

 

o   Make-up tests on                                  April 9 or 10

 

Two-day testing                                               April 2 and 3            

 

o   Make-up tests on                                  April 9 and 10

 

Accommodations Testing                                              April 2–April 10     

 

·         Includes make-up testing

 

 

 

Retests for 12th grade students           April 2–April 10

 

 

 

College Entrance Assessments

 

 

 

Districts must offer all eleventh grade students the opportunity to take a college entrance assessment that is from a provider secured by the department. The SAT and the ACT have been secured. Eleventh grade students are students in the third year of high school after their initial enrollment in the ninth grade. Districts may choose any of the following dates provided by the test publishers.

 

 

 

 

 

 ACT Paper and Online Test Dates

 

Paper Test Dates

Online Test Dates

Accommodation Test Dates for Paper

Accommodation Test Dates for Online

February 20, 2019

February 20–22,
26–28

February 20–22, 25–28

March 1, 4–6

February 20–22,
26–28

 

 

 

 

 

ACT Make-Up Test Dates

 

Paper Test Dates

Online Test Dates

Accommodation Test Dates for Paper

Accommodation Test Dates for Online

March 12, 2019

NA

March 12–15, 18

NA

 

 

 

 

 

ACT Emergency Test Dates

 

Paper Test Dates

Online Test Dates

Accommodation Test Dates for Paper

Accommodation Test Date for Online

April 2

NA

April 2–5, 8

NA

 

 

 

 

 

SAT Test Dates

 

Dates

Make-up Date

Accommodation Deadline

Ordering Deadline

March 6, 2019

Any of the other three test dates.

 

There is no make-up date for the April 23 administration.

TBD

TBD

March 27, 2019

TBD

TBD

April 9, 2019

TBD

TBD

April 23, 2019

TBD

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

For 2018-19, The College Board is only offering a paper version of the SAT. They are continuing to pilot the online system. The College Board will release accommodation dates and ordering deadlines later in the year.

 

  

 

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

 

Mathematics, Reading, and Science, Grades 4, 8, and 12

 

 

 

Districts were notified of sampled schools in July 2018.

 

 

 

2019 NAEP testing window                                          January 28–March 8, 2019

 

 

 

International Early Learning Study (IELS)

 

Age 5

 

Five schools sampled in South Carolina. Districts were notified of sampled schools in January 2018.

 

 

 

2018 IELS testing window                                   October–November, 2018

 

  

 

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Mathematics, Reading, and Science, Age 15

 

Three schools sampled in South Carolina. Districts were notified of sampled schools in January 2018.

 

 

 

2018 PISA testing window                                   October–November, 2018


Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 

Mathematics and Science, Grades 4 and 8

 

Eight schools sampled in South Carolina. Districts were notified of sampled schools in July 2018.

 

 

 

2019 TIMSS testing window                                April 1–May 1, 2019

 

 

 

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