South Dakota Alternate Science Assessment

The Science Alternate Training is available for students who have a significant cognitive disability and are working in the Extended Content and Alternate Academic Achievement Descriptors, and whose IEP's indicate alternate assessment for statewide testing.

Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will be tested over the South Dakota Science standards adopted in May, 2015. The standards tested will be grade spans from grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school.

More information will become available as soon as it is ready.

2017 Testing
Parent Letter
SDSA-Alt Test Coordinator Handbook
2016-2017 SDSA-Alt Directions for Administering
2016-2017 SDSA Alt FAQ
2016-2017 SDSA-Alt Data Collection Form
2016-2017 SDSA-Alt Score Resolution Form
2016-2017 SDSA-Alt Supporting Evidence Rubric

Science Alternate Training


Ben Morrison, SD Department of Education, at