New laws passed by the South Carolina General Assembly have
resulted in new tests that will be administered during the spring of 2015
throughout our state. Students in
Grades 3-8 will take a new, timed test this school year called ACT Aspire. In
Richland Two, our students will take the paper and pencil ACT Aspire tests for
writing, English, reading and mathematics. They will not take the optional ACT
Aspire test for science that some districts may use. This new test will
help teachers understand where their students are succeeding and where extra
help or academic focus is needed. By having a better understanding of a
student’s skills, abilities, and knowledge, parents and teachers can determine
what students need to know to be successful in school in the future.
Students in Grades 4-8 will
continue to take SCPASS for science and social studies. Schools have the option
of administering SCPASS as an online test or a paper and pencil test.
Third-graders will not take any state tests for science and social studies.
For more information on ACT Aspire, visit the Richland Two
Assessment Web page by clicking
here or the S.C. Department of Education’s ACT Web page by clicking here.