March 31, 2022
Parents and Guardians of Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Students,
I am writing to share information about our upcoming state mandated testing and to perhaps answer some questions you may have concerning the testing. SC Ready and SC PASS testing for grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at East End Elementary. Our students will participate in ELA (English Language Arts) testing on Tuesday, 5/10 and Wednesday, 5/11, and math testing on Tuesday, 5/17. The SC PASS Science test is on Thursday, May 19th for grade four students only. In addition, our students will participate in a SCReady TDA (Text Dependent Analysis) Field Testing on Monday, April 11th.
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 Anita Richardson, school testing coordinator and assistant principal, at 397-1700 ext 1712.
Tammy Day, principal
Testing Schedule for Face-to-Face Students
Third, Fourth and Fifth April 11th - SCReady TDA (Text Dependent Analysis) Field Testing
Third Grade May 10th – SCReady, ELA Day 1
May 11th- SCReady, ELA Day 2
May 17th – SCReady, Math
Fourth Grade May 10th – SCReady, ELA Day 1
May 11th – SCReady ELA Day 2
May 17th– SCReady, Math
May 19th – SCPASS – Science
Fifth Grade May 10th– SCReady, ELA Day 1
May 11th – SCReady, ELA Day 2
May 17th – SCReady, Math