National Assessment Survey

Sponsor SD
Vendor Learning.com
Assessment Name 8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Technology
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/8thGradeTechAssessment.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name Dakota State Test of Educational Progress - Alternate (STEP-A)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/ALtAssessment.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name South Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dakSTEP.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name Stanford 10 Abbreviated
Assessment Type Description Norm
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dakSTEP.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name Dakota State Test of Educational Progress - Alternate (STEP-A)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/ALtAssessment.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name South Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dakSTEP.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name Stanford 10 Abbreviated
Assessment Type Description Norm
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dakSTEP.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name Dakota State Test of Educational Progress - Alternate (STEP-A)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/ALtAssessment.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name South Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dakSTEP.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Pearson
Assessment Name Dakota State Test of Educational Progress - Alternate (STEP-A)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Technology
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/ALtAssessment.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Scantron
Assessment Name Dakota Assessment of Content Standards (DACS)/Performance Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description ELA
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dacs.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Scantron
Assessment Name Dakota Assessment of Content Standards (DACS)/Performance Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dacs.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Scantron
Assessment Name Dakota Assessment of Content Standards (DACS)/Performance Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dacs.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor Scantron
Assessment Name Dakota Assessment of Content Standards (DACS)/Performance Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/dacs.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor South Dakota Department of Education
Assessment Name Achievement Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Math
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/AchievementSeries.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor South Dakota Department of Education
Assessment Name Achievement Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Reading
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/AchievementSeries.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor South Dakota Department of Education
Assessment Name Achievement Series
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Science
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/AchievementSeries.asp
Assessment administeredDistrict Determines

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.

Sponsor SD
Vendor World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium
Assessment Name Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs)
Assessment Type Description Criterion
Discipline Description Eng Prof
Grade Level 8
Assessment URL http://doe.sd.gov/oats/elp.asp
Assessment administeredNULL

This assessment is a customized version of a particular off the shelf commercial assessments
This assessment is formative or diagnostic and is not part of a high stakes framework
This assessment is administered to students who are not yet proficient in English
This assessment is administered to students with an IEP
This assessment is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities
Most assessments are mandated but some, such as early graduation exams, may be elective exams
This is primarily the NAEP or other large scale assessment
This primarily refers to end of course exams.
A number of assessments are used to make retention decisions in particular grades.
These assessments are often administered multiple times to allow students multiple opportunities to progress to the next grade.