The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) in Science and Social Studies will be administered to South Carolina students in grades four through eight this spring. All students in these grade levels are required to take the SCPASS except those who qualify for the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt). All students will take their test online this school year which is new. The SCPASS science and social studies items will consist of multiple choice items. The online administration window is May 11-May 27. Blaney Elementary will administer the test on the following dates...
SCIENCE- Wednesday, May 11th
SOCIAL STUDIES- Thursday, May 12th
SCPASS test items are aligned to the South Carolina Academic Standards for each content area (2005 Science Academic Standards and 2011 Social Studies Academic Standard). SCPASS test items are written to assess the content knowledge and skills described in the academic standards and indicators. Information on SC PASS and links to the academic standards and supporting documents are available on the South Carolina Department of Education Web site at http://ed.sc.gov/tests/middle/scpass/.
There are three performance levels for SCPASS;
Students will also be receiving a SC PASS Essentials Brochure for students and parents in Thursday Folders. Please take the time to review this with your child. SC PASS test results will provide vital information regarding how your child is progressing at his/her grade level. Please make sure your child gets adequate sleep and has a good breakfast on testing days to ensure a successful testing experience. Parents are encouraged to have your children to school on time and avoid making appointments for their children on these dates. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 438-3241.