Testing Information

NWEA Map Growth

Meade 46-1 uses MAP Growth in grades K-10 for English Language Arts and math, as well as grades 6-10 for science.  MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test.  If a student answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging.  If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier.  This type of assessment challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.  MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level.  It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track student progress through the school year and across multiple years.   The MAP Growth is given three times a school year:

Fall: September 5-26, 2017

Winter: December 1, 2017 -January 11, 2018

Spring:  April 28-May 16, 2018


ACCESS for ELLs

January 29 – March 2, 2018

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The assessment is available in both paper-based and online formats for Grades 1-12, while Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are paper-based tests.

 

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

March 7 – May 4, 2018

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our state standards in the areas of English language arts and mathematics. The online test uses adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. In addition to providing overall scores in those two subjects, score reports will provide information on student performance in the following areas:

  • English: reading, writing, listening, and research
  • Math: concepts and procedures; problem solving and modeling/data analysis; and communicating reasoning


South Dakota Science Assessment

April 2 – May 4, 2018 

The South Dakota Science Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our new state standards that were adopted in May 2015.  As the test is organized around new standards, this spring will be a field test of new items and content organization.This means that reporting, if any, will be limited since standards for comparison cannot be determined until after testing is complete.  Any results will be raw scores with no levels of achievement. The test will be given on the computer.

 

South Dakota Science Alternative Assessment

March 26 – April 20, 2018

The South Dakota Science Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our new state standards that were adopted in May 2015.  The assessment is administered on a computer and results will be available fall of the following school year. 

 

 

MSAA (Alternative Assessment for ELA and Math)

March 19 – May 4, 2018 

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) in the areas of English language arts and mathematics is an assessment developed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The MSAA is based on alternate achievement standards which have been derived from and are connected to the state’s achievement standards. The overall goal of the MSAA is to make sure that all students achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for such post-high school options such as college, career, and community participation.  

 

Sturgis Elementary


Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD:   3rd Grade
TBD:   4th grade
TBD:  5th grade

 

Science

TBD:    5th grade

 

Piedmont Valley Elementary

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Testing Calendar

 

Science

TBD:    5th grade


Whitewood Elementary

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD:   3rd Grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

 

Science

TBD:    5th grade


Atall

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD:   3rd Grade - 8th grade 

 

Science

TBD:     5th grade, 8th grade


Elm Springs

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD:   3rd Grade - 8th grade 

 

Science

TBD:     5th grade, 8th grade


Enning/Union Center

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD:  Grades  3rd- 5th
TBD:   Grades 7th & 8th

 

       Science

TBD:  Grade  5th
TBD:  Grade 8th                        

  

Hereford

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD:   ELA (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

TBD:   Math (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

 

Science

TBD:  5th grade, 8th grade


Opal


Smarter Balanced Assessment 

TBD:  Math (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 
TBD:  Math Performance (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

 

TBD:   ELA (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 
TBD: ELA Performance (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 


Science

 

TBD: Session 1 (5th , 8th)
TBD: Session 2 (5th, 8th)
TBD:  Session 3 (5th, 8th)


Sturgis Williams Middle School

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD: 7th grade, 8th grade  
TBD: 6th grade  

 

Science

TBD: 8th grade, during Science class 


SWMS Parent Letter


Sturgis Brown High School


Smarter Balanced Assessment

TBD: ELA 
TBD: Math   

  

Science

TBD