The new testing program for South Carolina is known as
Assessment of State Standards (PASS) It will be
aligned to the state academic standards and will include
tests in writing, English language arts (reading and
research), mathematics, science, and social studies
for grades 3-8.
South Carolina is one of two "undecided"
states to to use the Smarter Balanced Test. It currently
appears South Carolina has decided to use ACT/Aspire
in grades 3-8 and the ACT college-entrance exam in
grade 11. It will issue a request-for-proposals for
a test for 2015-16.
ACT/Aspire Page from 2015
PRACTICE TESTS -- RELEASED
Page for South Carolina Department of Education