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Testing Information

South Dakota Assessments

NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress

  • January - March

ACCESS and ACCESS Alt (for EL Students)

  • ACCESS 2.0: January - February
  • ACCESS Alt: January - February

Smarter Balanced (ELA and Math Assessment)

  • Grades 3-8 and 11: March - May
  • Paper/Pencil Window: March - April.  Tests shipped no later than April 25.

MSAA (Alternate ELA and Math Assessment)

  • March - May

South Dakota Science and South Dakota Science Alt

  • April - May

Homeschool Testing (State-provided SAT 10 ab)

  • March - April

NCRC

  • Grade 11/12, schools work with CTE and Dept. of Labor to schedule