Parents/guardians who currently provide alternative instruction pursuant to SDCL 13-27-3 are required to file an Application for Public School Exemption Certificate annually. This Home School link references SD Codified Law and responsibilities for Parents, Schools Districts, and Department of Education.
South Dakota students who receive alternative instruction are required to take a nationally standardized achievement test in Mathematic and Reading at grades, 4, 8 and 11(grade 2 no longer required). The South Dakota Department of Education provides, free of charge, a norm-referenced test to children who receive alternative instruction. If parents/guardians use a different test than the one provided by the state, it must be a nationally standardized achievement test. These different tests will be at the expense of the parent/guardian.
Please use the Spring 2017 Homeschool Order From using this link. Download the form and follow the instructions. When emailing it, please put “South Dakota” and the district name in the subject line.
As in the last few years, there is no cost for shipping the materials to districts, but the district will pay for shipping completed documents after testing.
Test window for home school testing : March 27 – April 21, 2017
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