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Sioux Falls School District 49-5

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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201 East 38th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Minnehaha County
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PH: (605) 367-7900

  • Grades PK, 1-12
  • 21,390 students
  • 50 schools

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 Dakota STEP Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 81% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

Math
 79% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 80% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 86% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

Math
 80% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 78% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

Math
 78% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 79% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

Math
 76% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 77% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

Math
 80% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 75% (2008)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 77% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

Science
 79% (2008)
The state average for Science was 73% in 2008.

Math
 83% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 80% (2008)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 72% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

Science
 77% (2008)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2008.

Math
 76% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 73% (2008)
The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 12

Reading
 25% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 40% in 2012.

Math
 19% (2012)
The state average for Math was 31% in 2012.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2008-2009 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science.
  • The Dakota STEP is based on the Stanford 10, a national norm-referenced test. It is also standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The standards-based results for reading and math are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. The results displayed are for all grades combined for each subject. The results reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in South Dakota: An Overview

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 Dakota STEP Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black59%
Asian74%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial87%
Native American59%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learners55%
Migrant44%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black51%
Asian77%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial78%
Native American49%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners51%
Migrant55%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black53%
Asian76%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial72%
Native American59%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learners39%
Migrant28%

MathThis District
All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black59%
Asian72%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial68%
Native American61%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners46%
Migrant45%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black56%
Asian70%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial81%
Native American66%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners33%
Migrant29%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black55%
Asian76%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial85%
Native American59%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners34%
Migrant29%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female81%
Male79%
Black55%
Asian59%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial74%
Native American67%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learners27%
Migrant16%

MathThis District
All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black49%
Asian64%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial63%
Native American51%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners26%
Migrant20%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black49%
Asian62%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial81%
Native American63%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners17%
Migrant13%

MathThis District
All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black51%
Asian66%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial78%
Native American63%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners24%
Migrant13%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Black55%
Asian52%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial94%
Native American50%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners22%
Migrant9%

MathThis District
All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black62%
Asian75%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial89%
Native American56%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners29%
Migrant36%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black39%
Asian38%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native American56%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners4%
Migrant0%

MathThis District
All Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Black40%
Asian56%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native American52%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners15%
Migrant11%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students25%
Female19%
Male29%
Black9%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

MathThis District
All Students19%
Female16%
Male21%
Black14%
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners5%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2008-2009 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science.
  • The Dakota STEP is based on the Stanford 10, a national norm-referenced test. It is also standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Testing in South Dakota: An Overview

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