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Online Summative ELA, Math, and Science Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_2020-21-Online-Summative-TAM_FINAL.pdf
Updated January 13, 2021
Online Summative Test Proctor Script (Coming Soon)
Updated February 07, 2020
Simplifed Test Directions /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/guidelines-for-simplified-test-directions.pdf
Test Administration Checklists (Coming Soon)
Updated February 07, 2020

The Online Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the South Dakota  ELA, Math, and Science online summative assessment.  The TAM is required reading for all district- and school-level users who will be administering tests for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Proctor Script may be printed by proctors administering the online ELA, Math, or Science Assessment. This section is also included in the Online Summative ELA, Math, and Science TAM.

The Simplified Test Directions is a designated support that allows Proctors to simplify or paraphrases the test directions found in the Online TAM or PR Script according to the Simplified Test Directions Guidelines. Use of this support might require a separate test setting.

The Test Administration Checklists may be printed by district- and school-level users preparing for the online ELA, Math, or Science Assessment. This section is also included in the Online Summative ELA, Math, and Science TAM.

Periodic Table /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-Periodic-Table.pdf

This document contains the Periodic Table is available for the Grade 8 and Grade 11 Science and Science Alternate  assessments as a non-embedded accommodation. The printed Periodic Table is to be used only for students with visual processing or spatial perception needs as documented in their IEP or 504 plan. 

Science Interim Assessment Targets /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-2021-Science-Interim-Targets.xlsx
Updated August 18, 2020
South Dakota Science Interim Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SDSA-Interim-Assessments_Quick-Guide_2020-2021_10.15.2020.pdf
Updated October 15, 2020

The South Dakota Science Interim Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides information for Proctors and Teachers administering the South Dakota Science Interim Assessment.  This Quick Guide includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to administer the online tests.