Sioux Falls School District
Annual Student Assessments and Survey Schedule
2019-2020

Date Assessment Grade Levels Purpose Contact
May 28 through August 21 Course Equivalency Exams (at Central Services) 9 through 12

Option for high school students to receive credit for DOE approved courses prior to attending the class (Estimated test time = 90 minutes)

*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians within 15 days

Assessment and Evaluation
August 22 through May 20 Course Equivalency Exams (in buildings) CE proctor in building
August through May Middle School Math Achievement Tests 6 through 8

Math test to be administered on an individual basis to determine course placement (Estimated test time = 60 minutes)

*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians within 15 days

Assessment and Evaluation
August 24 through February 21 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments 3 through 12 Formative assessments available within the Smarter Balanced system (Estimated test time = 20 minutes) Curriculum Services
August 26 through September 13 MAP Growth Assessment and Alt. K through 8
(Kindergarten is Optional)

Formative assessment to guide instruction and measure student growth in reading, language usage, and math (Estimated test time = 60 min per test)

*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at conferences

Assessment and Evaluation
August 26 through September 5 Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI) 6 through 8 Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes) Special Services
Fall 2019 National 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 workplace Assessment and Evaluation
Fall 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 9 through 12
(Schools selected by SD Dept. of Health)
Federally funded research with support from SD School Administrators. SD Department of Health
October 1 through November 1 NNAT3 Gifted Screener 2 District-wide screener for Gifted Ed identification. (Estimated test time = 30 to 90 minutes) Assessment and Evaluation
November 27 through December 22 OLWEUS Survey 3 through 8 Data used to support the efforts of Olweus at the Elementary and Middle School levels. Student Support Services
December 2 through 20 MAP Growth Assessment and Alt. K through 8

Formative assessment to guide instruction and measure student growth in reading, language usage, and math (Estimated test time = 60 min per test)

*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at conferences

Assessment and Evaluation
December 2 through 13 Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI) 6 through 8 Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes) Special Services
January 7 through 8 (Middle School)
January 8 through 9 (High School)
District High School Semester One Tests 7 through 12 Summative assessments for selected high school courses offered across the district (Estimated test time = 90 minutes) Assessment and Evaluation
January 27 through February 28 ACCESS for ELLs® and ACCESS for ELLs Alternate Assessment All ELL Students (K through 12)

State required assessment to measure English language proficiency for students identified as ELL (Estimated test time = 3 hours)

*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians at the end of the year

Assessment and Evaluation
TBA Tobacco Survey 6 through 8 Research partnership with SDSU and support from SD School Administrators SD Department of Health
Winter 2020 SFSD Climate Survey Students 3 through 10 All Staff All Parents/Guardians Local survey to assess District Measurable Goals in the Strategic Plan Assessment and Evaluation
February 24 through March 6 Reading Inventory (RI) - Optional 6 through 8 Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes) Special Services
March 4 through May 1 SD English Language Arts Assessment and SD Math Assessment 3 through 8 and 11

State required summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement (Estimated test time = 2 to 4 hours per test)

*Individual results are sent home during the summer.

Assessment and Evaluation
March 16 through May 1 MSAA - ELA and Math Alternate Assessment 3 through 8 and 11

State required alternate, summative assessment measuring ELA and math achievement for identified SPED students (Estimated test time = 2.5 hours)

*Individual results are shared with parents/guardians the following fall.

Special Services
April 1 through May 3 SD Science and Science Alternate 5, 8, and 11

State required summative assessment measuring science achievement (Estimated test time = 2 hours)

*Individual results for the SD Science Assessment are sent home in the summer; SD. Science Alternate individual results are shared the following fall.

Assessment and Evaluation
May Senior Graduate Exit Survey 12 Local survey to gather information on post-high activities and link to demographic data Assessment and Evaluation
April 20 through May 8 MAP Growth Assessment and Alt. K through 8

Formative assessment to guide instruction and measure student growth in reading, language usage, and math (Estimated test time = 60 min per test)

*Individual results are sent home at the end of the school year.

Assessment and Evaluation
May 4 through 14 Reading Inventory (RI) and Phonics Inventory (PI) 6 through 8 Determine reading intervention needs (Estimated test time = 15 to 30 minutes) Special Services
May 4 through 15 AP - Advanced Placement Exams 9 through 12 Optional tests for students in AP courses; colleges use score to determine if students receive credit. Curriculum Services
April 27 through May 15 STAMP Spanish Immersion Testing 5,8 and 10 Summative assessment to measure Spanish language proficiency (Estimated test time = 1.5 to 3 hours) Curriculum Services
May 18 through 19 (Middle School)
May 19 through 20 (High School)
District High School Semester Two Tests 7 through 12 Summative assessments for selected high school courses offered across the district (Estimated test time = 90 minutes) Assessment and Evaluation

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