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.

Questar Webinars
South Dakota Science Assessment training for Technology Coordinators - March 19, 3 p.m. (CST)
South Dakota Science Assessment Training for District Administrators and School Coordinators - March 20, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. (CST)
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  • South Dakota Science Assessment – Alternate Training for District Administrators/Coordinators and School Coordinators - March 21, 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. (CST)
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  • 2019 SDSA Documents
    2019 Parent Letter
    SDSA Test Coordinators Handbook
    SDSA Directions for Administration
    SDSA-Alt Directions for Administration
    SDSA Secure Browser Installation Guide


    Accommodation Training
    SD Accommodations Manual Assistive Tech Considerations Accommodation Summary


    Achievement Level Descriptors
    Grade 5
    Grade 8
    Grade 11


    Performance Level Descriptors
    Grade 5
    Grade 8
    Grade 11


    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


    Contact

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