Smarter Balanced Assessment
The Smarter Balanced assessments measure student achievement in relation to our state standards in the areas of English language arts and mathematics. In addition to providing overall scores in those two subjects, score reports will provide information on student performance in the following areas:
- English: reading, writing, listening, and research
- Math: concepts and procedures; problem solving and modeling/data analysis; and communicating reasoning
Testing Window: March 7 - May 4, 2018
South Dakota Science Assessment
The South Dakota Science Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our new state standards that were adopted in May 2015.
Testing Window: April 2 - May 4, 2018
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners. This large-scale test addresses the academic English language proficiency (ELP) standards at the core of the WIDA Consortium's apporach to instructing and evaluating the progress of English learners. ACCESS for ELLs is taken annually by identified English learners to measure their English proficiency.
Testing Window: January 29 - March 2, 2018