DateAssessmentGrade LevelsPurposeContact
May 26 – Aug. 26Course 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
Aug. 27 – May 25Course Equivalency Exams (in buildings)*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians within 15 daysCE proctor in building
Aug. 24 – May 7SD Interim Assessments (IAB’s & FIAB’s)3 through 12Formative assessments available within the Smarter Balanced system (Estimated test time = 20 minutes)Curriculum Services
Aug. 31 - Sept. 18MAP Growth Assessment and Alt.K – 8 (KG-Optional)Formative 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
Sept. 14 - 25Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI)6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
Fall 2020National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)12 (Year 3 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 2020Youth Risk Behavior Survey9 through 12 (Schools selected by SD Dept. of Health)Federally funded research with support from SD School AdministratorsSD Dept. of Health
Oct. 1 – Nov. 1NNAT3 Gifted Screener2District-wide screener for Gifted Ed identification  (Estimated test time = 30 to 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
Nov. 27 – Dec. 22Olweus Survey3 through 8Data used to support the efforts of Olweus at the Elementary and Middle School levelsStudent Support Services
Dec. 1 - 22 (Winter window cannot start until Dec 1)MAP 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
Dec. 7 - 18Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI)6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
Jan. 12 – 13 (MS)District HS Semester One Tests7 through 12Summative assessments for selected high school courses offered across the district (Estimated test time = 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
Jan. 13 – 14 (HS)
Jan. 25 – Feb. 26ACCESS for ELLs® and ACCESS for ELLs Alternate AssessmentAll EL Students (K through 12)State required assessment to measure English language proficiency for students identified as EL (Estimated test time = 3 hours) Assessment and Evaluation
*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at the end of the year
Jan. 25 - March 5National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)4 and 8The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in student performance over time (Estimated test time = 90 to 120 minutes)SD DOE
TBDTobacco Survey6 through 8Research partnership with SDSDU and support from SD School AdministratorsSD Dept. of Health
Feb. 25 - Mar. 5Reading Inventory (RI) - Optional6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs  (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
March 8 – May 7SD English Language Arts Assessment and SD Math Assessment3 through 8, 11State required summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement (Estimated test time = 2 to 4 hours per test)Assessment and Evaluation
*Individual results are sent home during the summer
March 15 –April 30MSAA - ELA and Math Alternate Assessment3 through 8, 11State required alternate, summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement for identified SPED students (Estimated test time = 2.5 hours)Special Services
*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians the following fall.
Spring 2021SFSD Climate SurveysStudents 3 through 12 All Staff, All Parents/GuardinsLocal survey to assess District Measurable Goals in the Strategic PlanAssessment and Evaluation
April 7 – May 7SD Science and Science Alternate5, 8, 11State required summative assessment measuring science achievement (Estimated test time = 2 hours)Assessment and Evaluation
*Individual results for the SD Science Assessment are sent home in the summer; SD Science Alternate individual results are shared the following fall.
April 26 - May 14MAP 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 3 - 14Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI)6 through 8Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes)Special Services
May 3 – 14AP – Advanced Placement Exams9 through 12Optional tests for students in AP courses; colleges use score to determine if students receive credit.Curriculum Services
April 26 - May 20STAMP Spanish Immersion Testing5, 8, HSSummative assessment to measure Spanish language proficiency (Estimated test time = 1.5 to 3 hours)Curriculum Services
May 21 - 24 (MS)District HS Semester Two Tests7 through 12Summative assessments for selected high school courses offered across the district (Estimated test time = 90 minutes)Assessment and Evaluation
May 24 - 25 (HS)
State-Mandated AssessmentsState-Mandated AssessmentsState-Mandated AssessmentsState-Mandated AssessmentsState-Mandated Assessments

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