Students in grades 3-8 and those enrolled in certain high school courses will be taking the state's TCAP/End of Course (EOC) assessments. For the 2020-21 school
year, the State is requiring that these assessments be administered in person for all students in paper and pencil format at all SCS District-managed
and charter schools. View the full testing schedule here.
TESTING OVERVIEW BY GRADE LEVEL
Grades 3–5: Students in grades 3–5 will take assessments in Math, English Language Arts (ELA) and Science.
Grades 6–8: Students in grades 6–8 will take assessments in Math, English Language Arts (ELA), Social Studies and Science.
High School: High school students will take state assessments for the following courses with End of Course exams (EOCs): English I/II, Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II or Integrated Math I/II/III, U.S. History/Geography and Biology.
Grade 2: Although the State does not require TCAP testing for second grade, the District requires this test each year to help measure students' growth
and mastery of skills prior to grade 3. Like all other TCAP/EOC tests, the second grade TCAP is a paper and pencil test that must be taken in school. Grade 2
test dates are May 17-19.
Contact your child's school for additional questions about the upcoming tests.
ALL TESTS ARE BEING GIVEN IN PERSON.
The State requires all students in grades 3 - 8 and high school students in tested subjects to take the paper tests in person, so it is important for all
students to be in school on testing days, including those currently learning virtually. Transportation is available for all eligible students. Parents also
have the option to bring their students only for scheduled testing or allow them to stay at school all day. Please complete the transportation survey
in PowerSchool by April 23.
WHY ARE TESTS IMPORTANT?
Tests provide families with valuable information about how well students are mastering state learning standards and meeting grade level expectations.
Test scores are used to determine placement in honors/advanced courses, as well as entry into the Optional or C.L.U.E program. They also help teachers
determine additional personalized learning supports. Attendance will be taken on testing days, and students will get a 100 participation grade in all tested subjects.
WE'RE PRIORITIZING SAFETY.
We are prioritizing student health and safety as we prepare to administer the required in-person tests in May, including:
Social distancing during testing, including use of large spaces like the gym, cafeteria, library and multi-purpose room
Enhanced cleaning and ventilation systems
Temperature checks, required masks/PPE usage and hand sanitizer stations