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SD State Assessments Overview

The goal of the South Dakota Department of Education is that all high school students graduate college, career, and life ready. To this aim, the South Dakota assessment system is designed to provide districts, schools, and parents with the information they need to ensure that their students remain on track to reach this goal. South Dakota public school students participate in annual summative testing in English language arts and mathematics and the results of these tests are included in the state accountability system. In addition to annual tests in English language arts and mathematics, South Dakota requires assessment of science and writing annually and provides schools and teachers with resources to utilize other assessments to help identify strengths and areas for improvement. More information regarding Smarter Balanced can be found by clicking here...More Information

Smarter Balanced Individual Reports

Individual reports were sent home spring 2017.  Students in grades 3-8 and 11 for the 2016-2017 school year took the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessment.  2017 Parent Guide will explain the individual report.  If you would like another report of your child's scores, please contact .

Smarter Balanced Practice Assessments

Students may utilize the SBAC Practice Assessments at any time.

State Report Cards are Available

Every year, school districts receive their School Performance Index rating (report card). All districts remain at the same status as last year--all Hot Springs Schools are in the Progressing category. You can see the district report card by clicking State Report Card. If you have any questions, please contact