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About The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) Tests



State Testing Information for South Carolina

Portions of the following material were taken from the South Carolina Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS)

  • Grades: 3-8
  • Subjects: Writing, English Language Arts (Reading and Research), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Aligned to the state academic standards
  • The test results will be used for school and school district accountability purposes.


End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

  • Algebra 1/Math for the Technologies 2, English 1, Physical Science, Biology 1/Applied Biology 2, U.S. History and Constitution
  • All public middle school, high school, alternative school, virtual school, adult education, and home school students who are enrolled in courses in which the academic standards corresponding to the EOCEP tests are taught, regardless of course name or number, must take the appropriate tests.


South Carolina Readiness Assessment (SCRA)

  • Grades: K-1
  • To determine students' readiness for first and second grade
  • An unobtrusive measure that relies on teacher observation and documentation
  • The assessment system is checklist-based and relies of the collection of information during intervals within the school year.


South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt)

  • Grades: 3-8, 10
  • An alternate assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities who are assessed against alternate achievement standards as they are unable to participate in the general state assessment even with accommodations and/or modifications


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8, 12
  • Subjects: Civics, Geography, United States History, Writing
  • Designed to measure what students know and can do in various subject areas both on a national and state level
  • Main NAEP gives feedback about what students know and can do nationally.
  • State NAEP gives feedback about what students know and can do in South Carolina and allows our students to be compared to students in other states and to students across the nation.
  • Individual and school-level information is not generated. Instead, results are reported for populations and subpopulations.



Test Descriptions

End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)

  • Algebra 1/Math for the Technologies 2

  • - The student will understand and utilize the mathematical processes of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.
    - The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of the real number system and operations involving exponents, matrices, and algebraic expressions.
    - The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of relationships and functions.
    - The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of the procedures for writing and solving linear equations and inequalities.
    - The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of the graphs and characteristics of linear equations and inequalities.
    - The student will demonstrate through the mathematical processes an understanding of quadratic relationships and functions.

  • English 1

  • - The student will read and comprehend a variety of literary texts in print and nonprint formats.
    - The student will read and comprehend a variety of informational texts in print and nonprint formats.
    - The student will use word analysis and vocabulary strategies to read fluently.
    - The student will create written work that has a clear focus, sufficient detail, coherent organization, effective use of voice, and correct use of the conventions of written Standard American English.
    - The student will write for a variety of purposes and audiences.
    - The student will access and use information from a variety of sources.

  • Physical Science

  • - The student will demonstrate an understanding of how scientific inquiry and technological design, including mathematical analysis, can be used appropriately to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and properties of atoms.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of various properties and classifications of matter.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of chemical reactions and the classifications, structures, and properties of chemical compounds.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of forces and motion.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature, conservation, and transformation of energy.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the nature and properties of mechanical and electromagnetic waves.

  • U.S. History and the Constitution

  • - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of North America.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the establishment of the United States as a new nation.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the westward movement and the resulting regional conflicts that took place in America in the nineteenth century.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes and the course of the Civil War and Reconstruction in America.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of major social, political, and economic developments that took place in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of foreign developments that contributed to the United States’ emergence as a world power in the twentieth century.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the economic boom-and-bust in America in the 1920s and 1930s, its resultant political instability, and the subsequent worldwide response.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of World War II on United States’ foreign and domestic policies.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of the social, economic, and political events that impacted the United States during the Cold War era.
    - The student will demonstrate an understanding of developments in foreign policy and economics that have taken place in the United States since the fall of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in 1992.



2017 - 2018 Testing Schedule