Testing Information

ACCESS for ELLs

January 30 – March 3, 2017


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 8 – May 5, 2017


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 3 – May 5, 2017 

 

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

April 3 – May 5, 2017


South Dakota Science Alternate Assessment is an assessment developed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The SDSAA 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 SDSAA 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.

 

MSAA (Alternative Assessment for ELA and Math)

March 27 – May 5, 2017 

 

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

April 4-April 21:   3rd Grade
April 5-April 13:   4th grade
April 18-April 21:  5th grade

 

Science

April 4-April 13:    5th grade

 

Piedmont Valley Elementary

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Testing Calendar

 

Science

April 3-April 6:    5th grade


Whitewood Elementary

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 24-April 28:   3rd Grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

 

Science

April 14-April 16:    5th grade


Atall

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 12, 19, & 20:   3rd Grade - 8th grade 

 

Science

April 11:     5th grade, 8th grade


Elm Springs

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 11 & 12:   3rd Grade - 8th grade 

 

Science

April 13:     5th grade, 8th grade


Enning/Union Center

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 4 & 6:  Grades  3rd- 5th
April 19, & 20:   Grades 7th & 8th

 

       Science

April 20:  Grade  5th
April 26:  Grade 8th                        

  

Hereford

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 25:   ELA (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

April 26:   Math (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

 

Science

April 27:  5th grade, 8th grade


Opal


Smarter Balanced Assessment 

Wednesday, April 5th (PM):  Math (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 
Thursday, April 6th:  Math Performance (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

 

Wednesday, April 19:   ELA (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 
Thursday, April 20: ELA Performance (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 


Science

 

Tuesday, April 11 (PM): Session 1 (5th , 8th)
Wednesday, April 12 (AM): Session 2 (5th, 8th)
Thursday, April 13 (AM):  Session 3 (5th, 8th)


Sturgis Williams Middle School

 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

March 21-23: 7th grade, 8th grade  
March 27-March 31: 6th grade  

 

Science

April 3-7: 8th grade, during Science class 


SWMS Parent Letter


Sturgis Brown High School


Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 12 & April 20: ELA 
April 13 & April 19: Math   

  

Science

April 26