Smarter Balanced Assessment
Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English language arts and mathematics annually in the spring.
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:
o English: reading, writing, listening, and research
o Math: concepts and procedures; problem solving and modeling/data analysis; and communicating reasoning
More information here: http://doe.sd.gov/octe/SMARTERbalanced.aspx
South Dakota Science Assessment
The South Dakota Science tests measures students’ mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science adopted in May, 2015 at grades 5, 8, and 11. This test will cover the grade spans of 3-5, 6-8, and high school. Questions will come equally as possible from life, physical, and earth sciences at all 3 tested levels. This assessment will be completely online and is administered in the spring annually.
More information here: http://doe.sd.gov/Assessment/Science.aspx