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Required Assessments

Name Subject Tested Grade Level 2020-2021 Test Window (all dates are tentative)
SD ELA and Math General Education Assessments English language arts
Math
3-8, 11 March 8 – May 7, 2021
SD ELA and Math Alternate Assessments English language arts
Math
3-8, 11
Students with most severe cognitive disabilities
March 15 – April 30, 2021
South Dakota Science Science 5, 8, 11 March 8 – May 7, 2021
South Dakota Science Alt Science 5, 8, 11
Students with most severe cognitive disabilities
March 8 – May 7, 2021
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading
Math
(every other year)
4 and 8 To Be Determined
WIDA EL Assessments (ACCESS) Reading, Writing,
Speaking, and Listening
K-12 Jan. 25 -Feb. 26, 2021
Home School Students Reading and Math 4, 8, and 11 March 22-April 16, 2021 (state provided assessment)

Contact the Assessment Staff with any questions.