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    Pre-K and Kindergarten Readiness Assessments

    Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) is a formative assessment that is individually administered by the teacher. It measures preschoolers' developing knowledge of important fundamentals in literacy skills: name writing ability, upper-case and lower-case alphabet recognition, letter sound and beginning sound production, print and word awareness, rhyme awareness, and nursery rhyme awareness. The assessment reflects skills that are predictive of future reading success and offers guidance to teachers for tailoring instruction to children's specific needs. PALS Resource Center

    Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is a developmentally appropriate instrument that measures a child's school readiness across multiple domains. Understanding a child's school readiness helps kindergarten teachers best meet the child's needs, and it helps schools, families, communities, and policy makers know ho to best support young children as they enter the K-12 environment. The KRA determines each child's readiness level from an evaluation of four domains: Social Foundations, Language/Literacy, Mathematics, and Physical Well-Being. The KRA provides a snapshot of students' abilities at the beginning of the school year. Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA)

    Gifted and Talented Program - Grade 2

    Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Assessments (IA) for Grade 2 are used to identify students for Gifted and Talented programs. The identification of gifted and talented students is a multi-step process which consists of screening and referral, assessment of eligibility, and placement. The objective of the grade 2 testing program is to evaluate each student for the purpose of placement into a district gifted and talented program. Cognative Abilities Test (CogAT)     Iowa Assessments (IA)     South Carolina Performance Tasks (PTA)

    South Carolina College-and-Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY)

    SC READY are statewide assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics that will mett all of the requirments of Acts 155 and 200, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Individuals with Disabilities Educatino Improvement Act (IDEA), and the Assessments Peer Review guidance. All students in grades 3-8 are required to take the SC READY except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessments. SC READY assessments are not timed and will be delivered in a computer-based format only, with the following exeptions

    • Students who cannot take online assessments due to their disabilities, as specified in their IEPs or 504 plans, may be tested in a paper-based format.
    • Districts receiving a waiver from the computer-based requirement may test in a paper-based format.

    Accommodations     Information for Educators    Information for Parents

    South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS)

    SCPASS is a statewide assessment administered to students in grades 4-8. Students in grades 4, 6, and 8 will take the SCPASS science assessment; students in grade 5 and 7 will take the SCPASS social studies assessment. All students in these grade levels are required to take the SCPASS except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessments. SCPASS assessments are not timed and will be delivered in a computer-based format only, with the following exceptions

    • Students who cannot take online assessments due to their disabilities, as specified in their IEPs or 504 plans, may be tested in a paper-based format.
    • Districts receiving a waiver from the computer-based requirement may test in a paper-based format.

    Accommodations     Information for Educators    Information for Parents

    ACCESS for ELLs®

    Access for ELLs® is an assessment of English language proficiency for students who are classified as English language learners (ELLs). An Alternate ACCESS assessment is administered to ELL students who meet the criteria for alternate assessment that prevents their meaningful participation in the ACCESS for ELLs® assessment.

    Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

    South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) Online

    The South Carolina Alternate Assessments are for students with significant cognitive disabilites who are assessed against alternate achievement standards as they are unable to participate in the general assessment program even with accommodations.

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    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

    Overview     Sample Questions     Data and Reports