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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

  • Grade n/a
  • 22,827 students
  • 51 schools

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 Dakota STEP Results

 
Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 77% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

Math
 73% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 78% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 86% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

Math
 75% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 74% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 76% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

Math
 73% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 79% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

Math
 78% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 77% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 74% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 85% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 71% in 2013.

Math
 76% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 75% (2008)
The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 78% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 84% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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

Math
 82% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 80% (2008)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 11

Reading
 75% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 78% (2008)
The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

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

Math
 75% (2013)
 76% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 73% (2008)
The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Reading
 30% (2013)
 25% (2012)
The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

Math
 20% (2013)
 19% (2012)
The state average for Math was 32% in 2013.

Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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 Students77%
Female59%
Male64%
Black63%
Asian75%
Hispanic63%
Native American46%
White83%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners79%

MathThis District
All Students73%
Female46%
Male58%
Black52%
Asian70%
Hispanic56%
Native American38%
White81%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learners82%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female29%
Male66%
Black56%
Asian71%
Hispanic60%
Native American44%
White86%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learners76%

MathThis District
All Students75%
Female26%
Male59%
Black48%
Asian69%
Hispanic48%
Native American37%
White84%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learners80%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female33%
Male64%
Black57%
Asian67%
Hispanic60%
Native American54%
White83%
Students with disabilities73%
English language learners73%

MathThis District
All Students73%
Female22%
Male59%
Black47%
Asian61%
Hispanic48%
Native American54%
White80%
Students with disabilities72%
English language learners53%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female30%
Male66%
Black59%
Asian54%
Hispanic61%
Native American72%
White85%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learners77%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female23%
Male62%
Black52%
Asian67%
Hispanic54%
Native American61%
White85%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learners77%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female26%
Male58%
Black50%
Asian61%
Hispanic54%
Native American58%
White81%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learners71%

MathThis District
All Students76%
Female29%
Male59%
Black51%
Asian68%
Hispanic58%
Native American55%
White81%
Students with disabilities76%
English language learners76%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female29%
Male65%
Black55%
Asian54%
Hispanic66%
Native American58%
White84%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learners77%

MathThis District
All Students82%
Female33%
Male67%
Black52%
Asian72%
Hispanic67%
Native American59%
White88%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learners77%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female9%
Male57%
Black42%
Asian52%
Hispanic65%
Native American60%
White80%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learners73%

MathThis District
All Students75%
Female11%
Male53%
Black48%
Asian54%
Hispanic49%
Native American52%
White82%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learners80%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students30%
Female5%
Male28%
Black14%
Hispanic21%
White41%
Students with disabilities36%

MathThis District
All Students20%
Female5%
Male16%
Black7%
Hispanic14%
White28%
Students with disabilities19%
Source: SD Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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