SC Ready and SCPASS Testing Begins May 9th


Parents and Guardians of Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students,


I hope each of you had a wonderful Spring Break.   As we have shared in earlier communications and newsletters, SC Ready and SC PASS testing for grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin on Tuesday, May 9, 2022 at East End Elementary.  Our students will participate in ELA (English Language Arts) testing on Tuesday, 5/9 and Wednesday, 5/10, and math testing on Tuesday, 5/16.    The SC PASS Science test is on Thursday, May 18th for grade four students only.   


The test results are one measure of your child’s success this year.   We want to encourage your students to take their time and do their very best to “show what they know.”  I plan to  meet with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders  to talk about the importance of doing their best on the test,  eating a healthy breakfast and being well-hydrated before testing, getting plenty of sleep each night before, arriving to school on time, and having a “can do attitude” during the testing.  In advance, thank you for your support of your child in encouraging him/her each morning before testing.     We plan to begin the testing promptly each morning right after arrival.   Our teachers have worked to have our students well prepared.  Your help this year is also greatly appreciated. We ask that you pay close attention to the testing schedule listed below. Pre-arranged absence request during testing will not be approved.  Early dismissals during testing will also not be an option.  The tests are untimed.  


Per SC Testing Guidelines, students may not be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, timing, creating images, or storing images.   These devices will be collected by the teacher and returned after each test session is completed.   A brochure with information about testing will also be shared with you.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the school or contact your child’s teacher.  We will be glad to assist.




Tammy Day, principal


Testing Schedule for Face-to-Face Students


Third Grade                    May 9th – SCReady, ELA Day 1

                                       May 10th- SCReady, ELA Day 2

                                       May 16th – SCReady, Math


Fourth Grade      May 9th – SCReady, ELA Day 1

                            May 10th – SCReady ELA Day 2

                            May 16th– SCReady, Math

                            May 18th – SCPASS – Science



Fifth Grade                     May 9th– SCReady, ELA Day 1

                                        May 10th – SCReady, ELA Day 2

                                        May 16th – SCReady, Math