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GreatSchools Rating

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Test score rating9
The test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.
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Cross-state ratings

   
SchoolGrades.org rating A
Learn more about this school's SchoolGrades.org rating http://schoolgrades.org/schools/54469

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  • SchoolGrades.org uses a rigorous, common standard to compare schools across the United States. It adjusts for differences in academic standards across the states and accounts for each school’s unique economic profile. School letter grades are based on how well students perform based on an international standard of excellence.
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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP)


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About the test

In 2014-2015 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 5, 8, 11, and 12 in Science. The Dakota STEP is 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 goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

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About the test

South Dakota is part of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC. The SBAC is a consortium of states that have been working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. South Dakota is one of 21 governing states, which allows the state decision-making participation. The remaining six are advisory states.

The SBAC focus is on assessing students annually in grades 3-8 and 11. The system includes both summative and interim assessments and will use computer 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.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education


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Cross-state ratings SchoolGrades.org, 2014-2015