eLearning Day
Due to the inclement weather issues caused by Hurricane Ian and the National Weather Service's predictions of high wind speeds with gusts of over 45 mph, Spartanburg School District Three schools and offices will have an eLearning day on Friday, September 30.

All afterschool activities, including Boys and Girls club and athletics, have been canceled.

Your students' school will be in touch with you about eLearning assignments.

Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) Resources & Information

English Language Arts (ELA) Tests for Grades 3-8

The PASS ELA tests for grades 3-8 will assess the reading and research standards of the 2008 South Carolina Academic Standards for English Language Arts. For each grade level, the reading standards are numbered 1, 2, and 3 (e.g., standards 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3 for grade 3), while the research standard is numbered 6 (e.g., 3-6 for grade 3).

For all grade levels, the PASS ELA tests will consist of reading passages and multiple-choice items. The tests will not include any constructed-response items. Click on the links below to access the ELA test blueprint and sample items for each grade level.

ELA Test Blueprint for Grades 3-8 (pdf) (Note added 11-6-08.)

ELA Sample Items (Grades 3-8) (pdf) (updated 10/17/08)

Mathematics Tests for Grades 3-8

The PASS mathematics tests for grades 3-8 will assess the 2007
South Carolina Academic Standards for Mathematics. For each grade level, the mathematics standards are numbered 1 for Mathematical Processes, 2 for Number and Operations, 3 for Algebra, 4 for Geometry, 5 for Measurement, and 6 for Data Analysis and Probability. For example, 4-5 is Grade 4 Measurement and 6-2 is Grade 6 Number and Operations. 

For all grade levels, the PASS mathematics tests will consist of multiple-choice items only. The tests will not include any constructed-response items. Click on the link below for a test blueprint. Sample items will be posted in the coming weeks.

Mathematics Test Blueprint for Grades 3-8 (pdf) (Note added 11-06-08.)

For the PASS mathematics tests, rulers will be provided for grades 3, 4, and 5 only. Protractors will be provided for grade 5 only. Links to the on-line versions of these tools are below.

Ruler
Protractor

The items on the grade 3 PASS mathematics test will NOT be read aloud to students.