Scores on the state’s standardized tests for students in third through eighth grades will be released Friday. It’s the first in the annual series of reports on student academic performance.
The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards tests students in English, math, social studies and science. Scores are reported as: “met,” which means students performed at the grade-level standard; “exemplary” for those who surpassed the standard; and “not met.”
The PASS results are used to measure progress toward federal standards in the No Child Left Behind law. The state Department of Education will release data July 29 on schools that made “adequate yearly progress” toward the goal of having all students “proficient” in English and math by 2014.
The ACT college entrance exam results for the class of 2011 will be released Aug. 7. SAT results and Advanced Placement results will follow, though no date is set.
Results of the state high school exit exam are expected in mid-September, followed by the results of state-mandated end-of-course exams a month later.