Academic Assessments

                           2022-2023 Scheduled Academic Assessments

 

 Grade/s  Assessment    Date Location/Time 
11th grade
PSAT (PreSAT)
optional assessment Oct 12 1st-3rd hrs in Conference Room
11th grade
National Career Readiness
Certificate (NCRC)
district assessment Nov 9
2nd-4th hrs in classrooms
12th grade
ASVAB   optional assessment Nov 23
1st-5th hrs in Conference Room
11th grade ACT District Testing national assessment March 7  1st-4th hrs in TBD
11th grade
SD ELA/SD Math/SD Science
state assessment March 13
5th-7th hrs - Mrs. Brucklacher's
11th grade
SD ELA/SD Math/SD Science
state assessment March 15
1st-4th hrs - in classrooms
7th/8th grade
SD ELA and SD Math
state assessment March 20-23
In Math and English Class
3rd-6th 
and Milesville
SD ELA & SD Math state assessment April 12-20 TBD in the classrooms

PSAT - Optional Assessment 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 - Optional 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)

NAEP - Also known as The Nation's Report Card, NAEP has provided important information about how students are performing academically since 1969. NAEP is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics within the US Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NAEP is given to a representative sample of students across the country.  Results are reported for groups of students with similar characteristics, not individual students.  National results are available for all subjects assessed by NAEP.  State and selected urban district results are available for mathematics, reading, and in some assessment years, science and writing.