Student Assessment


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

This is an assessment used by our district.  It is a computerized test that measures each student's growth over time in reading, language, math, and science.   All students are tested with MAP at least twice per year.  Teachers can provide you with a copy of your child's progress report after testing. For more information, please download the parent toolkit at The Northwest Evaluation Association.


State-Mandated Tests

Elementary students are given a variety of tests mandated by the state.  This testing includes the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (4th and 5th grades- Science and Social Studies) and the SC Ready Test (3rd-5th grades- ELA and Math).  For more information, visit


Testing Students with Disablities and Special Testing of EL Students

For information about testing students with disabilities or the ACCESS testing for EL students, please visit


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

This is a federally-mandated test.   The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is designed to measure what students across the nation know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. The main NAEP tests selected samples of the students population in grades 4, 8, and 12. Long-term trend assessments are given to samples of students ages 9, 13, and 17.  For more information, visit



All second-grade students are given the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Test for Basic Skills (ITBS) in the fall.  Students who meet requirements on at least one of the two test are given further testing for the gifted and talented program in the spring.  For more information, please visit The CCSD Academic Gifted and Talented or