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Office Of Assessment

South Dakota public school students participate in annual summative testing in English language arts and mathematics. The results of these tests are included in the state accountability system. South Dakota also requires annual assessment of science and writing.

South Dakota Assessment Gateway: Online portal for SD ELA and Math, Science, and Science-Alt Assessments
2022-23 Key Assessment Milestones Calendar
Name of Required Assessment Tested Grade Level 2022-23 Test Window (all dates are tentative)
SD ELA and Math Assessments
Subject: English language arts, Math
3-8, 11 March 1 — May 5, 2023
SD ELA and Math Alternate Assessments
Subject: English language arts, Math
3-8, 11
Students with most severe cognitive disabilities
March 13 — April 28, 2023
SD Science Assessment
Subject: Science
5, 8, 11 March 1 — May 5, 2023
SD Science Alternate Assessment
Subject: Science
5, 8, 11
Students with most severe cognitive disabilities
March 1 — May 5, 2023
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Subject: Reading, Math, (every other year)
4 and 8 No required assessments in 2022-23
SD English Language Proficiency Assessment (ACCESS 2.0)
Subject: Reading, Writing,
Speaking, and Listening
K-12 January 23 — February 24, 2023


Contact the Assessment Staff with any questions.