State testing for students in Grades 3-8 includes a new, timed test this school year called ACT Aspire. In Richland Two, our students will take the paper and pencil ACT Aspire tests for writing, English, reading and mathematics. They will not take the optional ACT Aspire test for science that some districts may use. Students in Grades 4-8 will continue to take SCPASS for science and social studies. Schools have the option of administering SCPASS as an online test or a paper and pencil test. Third-graders will not take any state tests for science and social studies.
Please see the testing schedule below:
Grades 3-8 Testing Schedule
Grades 3-5 ACT Aspire
Writing (30 minutes) and English (30 minutes) on Tuesday, April 28
Science (no time limit) on Thursday, May 7 Social Studies (no time limit) on Friday, May 8
This school year marks the beginning of important changes in high school state testing in South Carolina. The High School Assessment Program (HSAP) will no longer be given. Instead, students in their third year of high school will take two assessments: The ACT, a college and career readiness assessment, and WorkKeys®, which measures essential workforce skills. Both assessments will be administered as paper and pencil tests.
In Richland Two and across the state, students will take: