DSTEP Science

The South Dakota State Test of Educational Progress – Science (DSTEP Science) measures students’ mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science at grades 5, 8, and 11. The test is moving from a paper/pencil test to an online test for the 2015 test administration.

Updates regarding the online administration will be posted in the coming weeks.

Test window for 2016: March 28 – April 22, 2016

Accommodation Training
Accommodation Security Accommodations PPT
Accommodation Part 1 Accommodation Part 2 Accommodation Part 3
Presenters Guide SD Accommodations Manual Assistive Tech Considerations
DSTEP Accommodations Worksheet

DSTEP Science 2016
Test Irregularities
2013 Dakota STEP Cut Scores
Medical Emergency Form
DSTEP Science Blueprints
Questar Browsers for 2016 DSTEP
DSTEP Practice Test Login Information 2016


For more information, please contact Jan Martin at the Department of Education, (605) 773-3246.