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Dakota STEP - A

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The Dakota STEP-A 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.

This administration is prior to the Dakota STEP testing window in order to alleviate the workload for special education staff who administer both assessments. The test contains a rating form, and Supporting Evidence that is used to support the ratings given on the rating form. The rating forms are aligned to the Extended Content and are grade specific, focusing on reading and math at grades 3-8 & 11, with the addition of Science at grades 5, 8, & 11, and Technology at grade 8.

 Alternative Formative Writing Assessment
  5th Grade Alternative Formative Writing Assessment
  7th Grade Alternative Formative Writing Assessment
  10th Grade Alternative Formative Writing Assessment
 Training Materials
  Writing Alternate Formative Assessment Presentation (ppt)
  S.D. Writing Module - PowerPoint
  Writing Module - Narrative
  Writing Module - Endangered Research Report
  Building Traits Overview


 STEP-A Alternate training
Live Meeting Playback Workshop State Updates


 STEP-A Rater 2 Training
  PPT   PPT   Live Meeting Playback


CONTACT

Linda Turner, SD Department of Education, at linda.turner@state.sd.us







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