South Dakota Science

The South Dakota Science tests measures students’ mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science adopted in May, 2015 at grades 5, 8, and 11. This test will cover the grade spans of 3-5, 6-8, and high school. Questions will come equally as possible from life, physical, and earth sciences at all 3 tested levels. This assessment will be completely online.

Student Results
How to Print Individual Student Reports in 2018 SDSA
Finding and Printing Individual Student 2018 SBAC and SDSA Scores in SDAP
Parent Report Letter
South Dakota Science Assessment Alternate Cut Scores
South Dakota Science Assessment Cut Scores
Spring 2018 SDSA-Alt Report Access QRG


Accommodation Training
SD Accommodations Manual Assistive Tech Considerations Accommodation Summary


South Dakota Science 2018
2018 SDSA-Alt Directions for Administering
2018 SDSA and SDSA-Alt Test Coordinator Handbook 2018 SDSA Directions for Administering
Nextera Operating System Support Nextera Text-to-Speech Voice Selection
SDSA System Readiness Check South Dakota Science Assessment Periodic Table
Test Design Plan and Blueprints Questar Webinar Information and Registration


Achievement Level Descriptors
Grade 5
Grade 8
Grade 11


Performance Level Descriptors
Grade 5
Grade 8
Grade 11


Contact

For more information, please contact Chris Booth at the Department of Education, (605) 773-6156.