Grade-Level Tests (sometimes used as pre/post tests) for Grades K-8 in Mathematics, Science, History/Social Studies, and Reading/English/Language Arts are aligned specifically and uniquely to the South Carolina Academic Standards. For high school, we have end-of-course tests for Early Algebra, English, Physical Science, Biology, and United States History and the Constitution. A classroom management system with a class matrix, answer key, and student response sheet is included for each grade and subject. These instructional materials give specific and systematic assessment at each grade level. All of the materials were modeled after Flanagan's materials that are in 80% of Virginia districts. We have found the Virginia Standards of Learning compare favorably with South Carolina Academic Standards. Hence, we believe our experience should be quite beneficial to South Carolina educators. Our materials meet PASS and end-of-course specifications. At this time, many districts and schools throughout South Carolina are presently utilizing our products which are formatted like the SC high stakes tests.
Mini Tests in Mathematics, Science, History/Social Studies, and Reading/English/Language Arts grades are complete for each grade including high school. These materials allow for ongoing or periodic teacher evaluation of student performance. Each grade level strand and standard is evaluated individually and in depth. Many districts use these tests as benchmarks. There is a built in system for teachers to generate their own classroom, school, or district level tests.
We have produced materials for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English. At this time, the item banks are in the form of conventional multiple-choice items. We plan to develop advanced assessments once the Smarter Balanced consortium has released its specifications and blueprints. Samples from our current item banks are given below.
High School- Algebra
High School- Statistics and Probability
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Grade 2 Writing
Grade 2 Minitest
Grade 5 Reading
Grade 5 Writing
Grade 5 Minitest
TfHS has produced HSAP Exit Exams consistent with South Carolina's information on Mathematics and Reading/English/Language Arts. These tests are similar to our Grade-Level Tests for each grade level and include a classroom management system with a class matrix, answer keys, individual student response forms, etc. Our HSAP in Mathematics reflects the Quick Reference Guide as posted on the SC DOE website. Our English HSAP is built around the SC English Academic standards and is also current.
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Samples of each type of test are available in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format in these subject areas:
Mathematics Science History English