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. 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.

Updates regarding test administration will be posted as they become available.

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For more information, please contact Chris Booth at the Department of Education, (605) 773-6156.