|GreatSchools Ratings for South Dakota|
In calculating these ratings, GreatSchools analyzed the 2008-2009 Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP)
reading and math results and compared them to the Dakota STEP results for all South Dakota schools.
If there are no GreatSchools Ratings for a school, the school's test results were either not reported or incomplete. 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.
Keep in mind that when comparing schools using GreatSchools Ratings, it's important to factor in other information, including the quality of each school's teachers, the school culture, special programs, etc.
GreatSchools Ratings cannot be compared across states, because of differences in the states' standardized testing programs.