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Testing Information

ACCESS Testing
The ACCESS assessment is an English language proficiency assessment for kindergarten through grade 12 students who have been identified as Multilingual Language Learners (MLLs). The assessment is grounded in the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards and given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor student progress in acquiring academic English. Each test assesses the four language domains of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. In the Listening and Reading domain tests, students are presented with items to which they respond by making a selection from limited options. In the Writing and Speaking domain tests, students are presented with open-ended tasks and construct unique responses. Testing will begin on Monday, January 23 and will continue through the testing window until Friday, February 24.
College Readiness Tests

Per South Carolina law, students in their third year of high school have the option to take a free college entrance exam. Students can choose between the ACT and SAT test. Lexington School District One encourages ALL students to take at least one of these tests. Even if you may not be considering college at this time, it is a good opportunity for all students. The school district also uses the summary results of these assessments to inform the continuous improvement of our curriculum and instructional programs. There is no cost to students or families for these tests; the cost of one test is covered for each student. In addition, the school will take care of all registration requirements.The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) offered by the College Board, and the ACT generally test the same types of content. Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions and merit-based scholarships. The biggest differences between the tests are that the ACT has a Science Test, and there is one SAT Math Section for which you are not permitted to use a calculator. Colleges do not prefer one test over the other, so explore both tests to decide which one is right for you. 

SAT School Day
The SAT School Day will be administered to third year high school students who opted to participate on Wednesday, March 1. For further information on the SAT, please visit
ACT School Day
The ACT School Day will be administered to third year high school students who opted to participate on Tuesday, March 7.