Parents/guardians who currently provide alternative instruction pursuant to SDCL 13-27-3 are required to file an Application for Public School Exemption Certificate annually. This Home School link references SD Codified Law and responsibilities for Parents, Schools Districts, and Department of Education.
South Dakota students who receive alternative instruction are required to take a nationally standardized achievement test at grades, 4, 8 and 11. The South Dakota Department of Education provides, free of charge, a norm-referenced test to children who receive alternative instruction.
The Office of Assessment is currently seeking a vendor and all pertinent information will be updated as soon as the details are finalized.