School and State Testing

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Information for State Accountability and College Entrance Exams


ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information, and Reading for Information.

Individuals can earn the NCRC by taking three WorkKeys® assessments:


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information


All juniors are required by the state of South Carolina to take the WorkKeys® test on April 5-6, 2017. For more information on this test and the NCRC visit:

The ACT:

The South Carolina State Department of Education will be offering The ACT to juniors (third year students) at no cost on March 8-9 2017. More information from JICHS will be distributed closer to the test date. Other students should speak with their guidance counselor about the best time to take these tests and how to register.

Please see below for information concerning the return of ACT scores from the April school administration of the ACT Test. According to the information below, students should view their scores by the week of June 13. I hope this information is helpful. Thank you. 

Student Score Reports for the ACT Test

  • Online Score Reports
    Students who participate in State and District testing and receive college-reportable scores on the ACT may view their scores and score report on a free ACT student web account. Scores are available online three to eight weeks after the test date.

ACT Aspire:

This test is for freshmen and sophomores. It can provide data on the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student. The test also generates an ACT predictor score as well as information on the student’s potential achievement level on the WorkKeys test. The ACT Aspire test will be given on April 5-6, 2017.


Talk with your guidance counselor about the best time to take these tests and how to register.

South Carolina End-of-Course Exams:

South Carolina End-of-Course Exams are given in the following courses: Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2, English 1, U.S. History and the Constitution, and Biology 1/Applied Biology 2. These exams count twenty percent (20%) of a student’s final grade. Exams are scheduled during the last ten (10) days of the semester.