S.C. Department of Education suspends statewide spring student assessments
Monday, March 23, 2020
SOUTH CAROLINA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Children across the Palmetto State who had been preparing for their exams will not be taking them anytime soon thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For spring 2020, South Carolina will not administer any of the following assessment programs:
SC READY (English language arts and mathematics in grades 3–8);
SCPASS (science in grades 4 and 6);
End-of-Course Examination Program (English, Algebra, Biology, United States History and the Constitution) the requirement that these examinations count 20 percent has been waived;
Prekindergarten assessments; and
This announcement by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman comes after the United States Department of Education approved a waiver allowing for the suspension of these assessments in South Carolina.