DateAssessmentGrade LevelsPurposeContact
May 28 through August 21Course Equivalency Exams (at Central Services)9 through 12Option for high school students to receive credit for DOE approved courses prior to attending the class (Estimated test time = 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
August 22 through May 20Course Equivalency Exams (in buildings)*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians within 15 daysCE proctor in building
August through MayMiddle School Math Achievement Tests6 through 8Math test to be administered on an individual basis to determine course placement (Estimated test time = 60 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians within 15 days
August 24 through May 1SD Interim Assessments3 through 12Formative assessments available in the SD Assessments System (Estimated test time = 20 minutes)Curriculum Services
August 26 through September 13MAP Growth Assessment and Alt.K through 8Formative assessment to guide instruction and measure student growth in reading, language usage, and math (Estimated test time = 60 min per test)Assessment and Evaluation
(Kindergarten is Optional)
Finalist*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at conferences
August 26 through September 5Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI)6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
Fall 2019National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) 12 (Year 2 of 3-Year Pilot)The ACT® NCRC is a national credential designed to offer an accurate prediction about the success of people in the workplaceAssessment and Evaluation
Fall 2019SurveysYouth Risk Behavior SurveySurveys9 through 12SurveysFederally funded research with support from SD School Administrators.SurveysSD Department of HealthSurveys
(Schools selected by SD Dept. of Health)Surveys
October 1 through November 1NNAT3 Gifted Screener2District-wide screener for Gifted Ed identification. (Estimated test time = 30 to 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
November 27 through December 22SurveysOLWEUS SurveySurveys3 through 8SurveysData used to support the efforts of Olweus at the Elementary and Middle School levels.SurveysStudent Support ServicesSurveys
December 2 through 20MAP Growth Assessment and Alt.K through 8Formative assessment to guide instruction and measure student growth in reading, language usage, and math (Estimated test time = 60 min per test)Assessment and Evaluation
*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at conferences
December 2 through 13Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI)6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
January 7 through 8 (Middle School)District High School Semester One Tests7 through 12Summative assessments for selected high school courses offered across the district (Estimated test time = 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
January 8 through 9 (High School)
January 27 through February 28State-Mandated AssessmentsACCESS for ELLs® and ACCESS for ELLs Alternate AssessmentState-Mandated AssessmentsAll ELL Students (K through 12)State-Mandated AssessmentsState required assessment to measure English language proficiency for students identified as ELL (Estimated test time = 3 hours)State-Mandated AssessmentsAssessment and EvaluationState-Mandated Assessments
State-Mandated Assessments
*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at the end of the yearState-Mandated Assessments
TBASurveysTobacco SurveySurveys6 through 8SurveysResearch partnership with SDSU and support from SD School AdministratorsSurveysSD Department of HealthSurveys
Winter 2020SurveysSFSD Climate Survey StudentsSurveys3 through 10 All Staff All Parents/GuardiansSurveysLocal survey to assess District Measurable Goals in the Strategic PlanSurveysAssessment and EvaluationSurveys
February 24 through March 6Reading Inventory (RI) - Optional6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
March 4 through May 1State-Mandated AssessmentsSD English Language Arts Assessment and SD Math AssessmentState-Mandated Assessments3 through 8 and 11State-Mandated AssessmentsState required summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement (Estimated test time = 2 to 4 hours per test)State-Mandated AssessmentsAssessment and EvaluationState-Mandated Assessments
State-Mandated Assessments
*Individual results are sent home during the summer.State-Mandated Assessments
March 16 through May 1State-Mandated AssessmentsMSAA - ELA and Math Alternate AssessmentState-Mandated Assessments3 through 8 and 11State-Mandated AssessmentsState required alternate, summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement for identified SPED students (Estimated test time = 2.5 hours)State-Mandated AssessmentsSpecial ServicesState-Mandated Assessments
State-Mandated Assessments
*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians the following fall.State-Mandated Assessments
April 1 through May 3State-Mandated AssessmentsSD Science and Science AlternateState-Mandated Assessments5, 8, and 11State-Mandated AssessmentsState required summative assessment measuring science achievement (Estimated test time = 2 hours)State-Mandated AssessmentsAssessment and EvaluationState-Mandated Assessments
State-Mandated Assessments
*Individual results for the SD Science Assessment are sent home in the summer; SD. Science Alternate individual results are shared the following fall.State-Mandated Assessments
MaySurveysSenior Graduate Exit SurveySurveys12SurveysLocal survey to gather information on post-high activities and link to demographic dataSurveysAssessment and EvaluationSurveys
April 20 through May 8MAP Growth Assessment and Alt.K through 8Formative assessment to guide instruction and measure student growth in reading, language usage, and math (Estimated test time = 60 min per test)Assessment and Evaluation
*Individual results are sent home at the end of the school year.
May 4 through 14Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI)6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
May 4 through 15AP - Advanced Placement Exams9 through 12Optional tests for students in AP courses; colleges use score to determine if students receive credit.Curriculum Services
April 27 through May 15STAMP Spanish Immersion Testing5,8 and 10Summative assessment to measure Spanish language proficiency (Estimated test time = 1.5 to 3 hours)Curriculum Services
May 18 through 19 (Middle School)District High School Semester Two Tests7 through 12Summative assessments for selected high school courses offered across the district (Estimated test time = 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
May 19 through 20 (High School)

feedback