All students enrolled in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1 & U. S. History in South Carolina will take a standardized test at the end of each course. The End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP) is a statewide assessment program of end of course tests for specific courses in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The EOCEP encourages instruction in the specific academic standards for the courses, increases student achievement, and documents the level of students’ mastery of the academic standards. EOCEP examination scores count 20 percent in the calculation of the student’s final grade in the courses.
Below is the schedule for the EOCEP:
- Monday, May 15 – English I
- Tuesday, May 16 – Algebra I
- Wednesday, May 17 – Biology I
- Thursday, May 18 – U. S. History
The best preparation for testing is the rigorous instruction that your child has received throughout the year in his/her classroom. We are also preparing our students for state testing by helping them to develop test taking strategies and by familiarizing them with the format of the tests – two areas that can prevent students from demonstrating what they already know.
Please speak to your child about the test experience. It is important that students approach the test with seriousness and confidence. We count on your support in the following ways:
- Students must be present and on time.
- Students must NOT bring into the testing location any electronic devices.
- Medical appointments and other out-of-school functions should not be scheduled during testing hours. If your child arrives at school after testing has begun, he/she will be escorted to an assigned area in order not to disrupt the testing environment for the other students. He/she will then take the missed test during make-up testing times or during the next scheduled class.
- Please help alleviate any anxieties your child may have about the testing and encourage him/her to take the test seriously and to put in their best effort.
- Please ensure that your child eats a wholesome, nutritious breakfast each day.
- Please ensure that your child is well rested and ready to do his/her best work.English 1English I EOCEP Test Blueprint: eocep-english1blueprint2015-16 English I Standards: eocep-english1standards-indicators2015-16 Algebra 1Algebra I EOCEP Test Blueprint: algebra-1-blueprint Algebra I Standards: 2015-16-print-scccr-algebra1stands Biology 1Biology I EOCEP Test Blueprint: biology-blueprint Biology I Standards: biology1-standards-printable US HistoryU. S. History EOCEP Test Blueprint: eocep_ushcblueprint U. S. History Standards: ushc_2011standards
Benchmark Assessment 1 will be administered as follows:
- March 6 – March 9
Benchmark Assessment 2 will be administered as follows:
- May 8 – May 11
ACT testing will be on Tuesday, February 28th.
ACT Examinee Announcement about Cell Phones and Electronic Devices:
No one may handle or access a cell phone or electronic device during testing or during break time. This includes smart watches, fitness bands, and any other devices with recording, internet, or communication capabilities. All electronic devices must be powered off and stored out of sight until students are dismissed after testing concludes.
Students are encouraged to store cell phones or electronic devices in a car, locker, or somewhere outside of the test room on test day. If you do not have the time or option to store the device outside of the testing room, it must be powered off and stored away in a backpack or purse and placed in an area designated by the test supervisor.
If a student accesses an electronic device, or if a device activates any time during testing or break, that student will be dismissed and their test will not be scored. Remember, the device MUST be powered off. Turning the phone to silent or airplane mode is not acceptable. Any noise or vibration that comes from a device is grounds for dismissal. If a student is seen handling the device after it is powered off, that student will still be dismissed.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is administered to all English 2 and Geometry classes. Students test at the beginning and end of course. The data is used to identify students’ strengthens and weaknesses on core skills. It is an adaptive assessment that is personalized to “precisely measure student progress and growth for each individual.
Winter MAP Assessment will be administered:
Spring MAP Assessment will be administered:
Intro. to MAP Brochure: introduction-to-map-brochure-jul16
High School Final Exams will be administered on May 31st and June 1st.
WorkKeys will be administered on March 22nd.