DSTEP Science

The South Dakota State Test of Educational Progress – Science (DSTEP Science) measures students’ mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science at grades 5, 8, and 11. The test is moving from a paper/pencil test to an online test for the 2015 test administration.

Updates regarding the online administration will be posted in the coming weeks.

Test window for 2016: March 28 – April 22, 2016

March Webinars
South Dakota Test Coordinator Training 2016
South Dakota DSTEP-A Training 2016

Accommodation Training
SD Accommodations Manual Assistive Tech Considerations DSTEP Accommodations Worksheet

DSTEP Science 2016
Test Irregularities 2013 Dakota STEP Cut Scores
Medical Emergency Form DSTEP Science Blueprints
Questar Browsers for 2016 DSTEP DSTEP Practice Test Login Information 2016
2016 DSTEP Science Directions for Administration
2016 DSTEP-A Directions for Administration
2016 Test Coordinator Handbook for DSTEP and DSTEP-A Science
2016 Setup and Installation Guide
Software Installation Addendum for iOS 9


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