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Programs Curriculum State & District Assessments

Assessment Calendar

SD DOE Office of Assessment Testing Calendar 
ACCESS 2.0 and ACCESS 2.0 Alt:  January 28 - February 28, 2019     
Smarter Balanced Summative:  March 6 - May 3, 2019           
SD Science and SD Science Alt:  April 1 - May 3, 2019              
MSAA (ELA and Math Alternate Assessment):  March 11 - May 3, 2019         
Huron NWEA Testing Calendar 
Fall:  September 10 - September 28, 2018
Winter:  HS: November 26 - December 14, 2018
               K-8: January 7 - January 25, 2019
Spring:  April 29 - May 17, 2019
4th & 8th Grade NAEP
4th - February 27, 2019
8th - March 7, 2019

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

South Dakota Smarter Balanced Website

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

SD Science/ Science Alt Website

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)

MSAA Website

South Dakota Alternative Assessment for English Language Arts, math, & science for students who have met the significant cognitive disability criteria. 

NWEA MAP Assessment 

NWEA Website

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.  


NAEP Website

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.