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ACCESS 2.0 and ACCESS 2.0 Alt
Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs), a large-scale language proficiency test for K–12 students, is one component of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA®) Consortium’s comprehensive, standards-driven system designed to improve the teaching and learning of English language learners (ELLs).
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.
SD Science and SD Science Alt
South Dakota Science. 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.
MSAA (ELA & Math Alternative Assessment)
South Dakota Alternative Assessment for English Language Arts, math, & science for students who have met the significant cognitive disability criteria.
NWEA MAP Assessment
Each school year, students in grades K-11 take an assessment called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). All students in grades K-11 take the tests in September, January, and May. The MAP tests determine each child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in the areas of reading (grades K-11), language (grades 3-11), mathematics (grades K-11), and science (grades 5-11).
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for each child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in various subjects.