State Report Card available online
The 2012 Report Card, which details student progress on South Dakota’s state assessment, was made available online last month.
There was a slight uptick in reading and math scores on the state assessment, delivered last spring, with 75.5 percent of students scoring either proficient or advanced in reading. That was up about one-tenth of a percentage point from last year. The percent of students scoring proficient or advanced in math went from 76.5 percent a year ago to 76.7 percent this year.
The Dakota STEP and Dakota STEP-A were administered to about 62,000 students in grades 3-8 and 11 in the spring of 2012. The Dakota STEP-A is an alternate version of the assessment for students who have a significant cognitive disability.
The 2012 Report Card, including district- and school-level results, is available on the Department of Education’s web site at doe.sd.gov. Follow the “Report Card” link under “Quick Links” on the left-hand side of the page.