State Testing

All students at The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School are required to participate in mandatory, in-person state testing.

For any questions about testing, please contact Ashley Snider at asnider@reasonandrepublic.com or Jim Van Hooser at jvanhooser@reasonandrepublic.com.

Testing dates are listed in the 2024-2025 SCPLS Calendar.

You can learn more about testing by visiting the SC Department of Education’s page for Parents and Students.

Parents, please help your child have a successful testing experience by:

  • Encouraging a good night’s sleep
  • Eating a nutritious breakfast
  • Avoid scheduling appointments on test day
  • Remind students that no cell phone and smartwatch will be allowed in the testing center.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Test NameWho and What?When and Where?Required or Optional
ACCESS for ELLsGiven to any student who is identified as an English Language Learner to determine English proficiency.Locations will be determined based on who news to test. Testing takes place in February.Required
End of Course Examination (EOC)EOC exams are for any student taking certain high school courses (English II, Algebra I, Biology, US History). The exam counts as 20% of the student’s final grade in the course.Testing will occur in December and May at various sites throughout the state.Required
SC READYGiven to all students in Grades 3-8. Students will take an assessment in Reading, Writing, Math.Testing will occur in May at various sites throughout the state.Required
SC PASSStudents in Grade 6 will take a Science assessment.Testing will occur in May at various sites throughout the state.Required

High School (Grades 9-12)

Test NameWho and What?When and Where?Required or Optional
PSATThe PSAT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It will be offered to 10th graders.The PSAT will be given on October 12th. We will have 3 sites in Greenville, Columbia, and Summerville.Optional
ACCESS for ELLsGiven to any student who is identified as an English Language Learner to determine English proficiency.Locations will be determined based on who news to test. Testing takes place in February.Required
College Entrance AssessmentsOffered to students in their 3rd year of high school. Students may choose to take either the SAT or ACT at no cost (only one assessment may be chosen).Locations will be determined based on who needs to test. Testing takes place in March.Optional
Career Readiness AssessmentRequired for all students in their 3rd year of high school. The exam measures a student’s career readiness in four areas: Math, Reading, Location Information, and Soft SkillsTesting will take place in March at various locations throughout the state.Required
End of Course Examination (EOC)EOC exams are for any student taking certain high school courses (English II, Algebra I, Biology, US History). The exam counts as 20% of the student’s final grade in the course.Testing will occur in December and May at various sites throughout the state.Required
Virtual SC and Dual EnrollmentThese are classes taken by a third party. Exams are at the discretion of the school or institutionMany of these classes require tests to be taken in person. Please reach out to your professor or guidance counselor with questions.Required