Academic Assessments

                           2019-2020 Scheduled Academic Assessments


 Grade/s  Assessment    Date Location/Time 
11th grade
optional assessment Oct 14 1st-3rd hrs in old Art room
11th grade
ASVAB district assessment
Nov 25

1st-5th hrs in old Art room

12th grade

National Career Readiness
Certificate (NCRC)
district assessment
Dec 4

2nd-4th hrs in old Art room

11th grade

SD ELA/SD Math/SD Science

state assessment March 15
1st-4th hrs - Old Art Room
11th grade

SD ELA/SD Math/SD Science

state assessment March 16
5th-7th hrs -Old Art Room

7th/8th grade

SD ELA and SD Math

state assessment March 22-25
In Math and English Class

and Milesville
SD ELA & SD Math state assessment April 26-29 TBD in the classrooms
Grades 4, 8, 11 (SAT 10)
state assessment
March 22-April 16

PSAT - Optional Over three million high school students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test each year.  Like the SAT, the PSAT is designed to measure the ability to understand and process elements of reading, writing and mathematics.  Students take the PSAT in their junior year to determine National Merit scholarship eligibility and to prepare for the SAT. Results are mailed to the students/parents in November. (3 hours)

ASVAB - School Assessment Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - ASVAB scores are used to determine if you are qualified to enlist in the military and to assign you to an appropriate job in the military.  The ASVAB tests are designed to measure aptitudes in four domains: Verbal, Math, Science and Technical, and Spatial. ASVAB results are also used at the local level for career exploration. Results are mailed to the students/parents in January. (2.5 hours)

NCRC - School Assessment The SD Department of Education and the SD Department of Labor offer seniors the opportunity to participate in the National Career Readiness Certificate program.  The NCRC is an industry recognized credential certifying essential skills needed for workplace success.  To earn certification, students must attain at least the lowest certification level on three ACT WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.  Students are allowed 55 minutes each for the three assessments. This assessment can help students demonstrate that they are ready for the workplace as they enter the workforce immediately after graduation or pursue post-secondary education. Results are mailed to the students/parents in January. (3 hours)

SD Math/SD ELA - State Assessment  An assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standard in English Language Arts and Math.  This assessment's focus is on assessing students annually in grades 3-8 and 11.  The system included both summative and interim assessments and uses computer adaptive testing to provide meaningful feedback and data that educators can use to help students succeed. Results are mailed to the students/parents in May. (3 hours MATH, 3 hours ELA)

SD Science State Assessment The South Dakota Science test measures students' mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science at grades 5, 8, and 11. This test will cover the grade spans of 3-4, 6-8 and high school.  Questions will come equally as possible from life, physical, and earth sciences at all three tested grade levels.  This assessment is completely online. Results are provided to the parents in September at conferences. (2.5 hours)

Homeschool - State Assessement South Dakota students who receive alternative instruction are required to take a nationally standardized achievement test in Mathematics and Reading at grades 4, 8 and 11.  The SD Department of Education provides, free of charge, a norm-referenced test to children who receive alternative instruction.  If parents use a different test than the one provided by the state, it must be a nationally standardized achievement test.  These different tests will be at the expense of the parent and results need to be provided to the local school district. Results are mailed to the parents in May. (3 hours)