ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading and Science.
The ACT® test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.
The ACT is not a required assessment. It is not administered during school hours. You must register for it and there is a fee to take the exam. Results are available online within 2 weeks after your test date. Students must log in through their student web account with ACT to see scores.
*If student is eligible for Free-Reduced lunch, there are testing waivers available in Mrs. Hanenberger's office.
Students take Fall of Junior year
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is given to High School Juniors. Seniors can take it if they missed it their junior year or want to retake in order to improve their score. It is given during school hours and scheduled through ASVAB typically in the Fall. It is not required.
ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. The assessment is given by a Proctor from the military and the National Guard will explain results to students usually within a month following the assessment.
All ELL Students grades K-12
Testing Window: January 27-February 28, 2020
Mrs. Saathoff will be administering this test for the qualified students.
HOME SCHOOL TESTING
All home school students located in Estelline School District
Testing Window: March 20-April 20, 2020
South Dakota students who receive alternative instruction are required to take a nationally standardized achievement test in Mathematics and Reading at grades, 4, 8 and 11 (grade 2 no longer required). The South Dakota Department of Education provides, free of charge, a norm-referenced test to children who receive alternative instruction. If parents/guardians use a different test than the one provided by the state, it must be a nationally standardized achievement test. These different tests will be at the expense of the parent/guardian and results need to be shared with the school district.
Please contact the school if you have a student in grades 4, 8 and 11 to get testing materials.
Results will be sent out in the fall.
SD English Language Arts Alternate Assessment/SD Alternative Math Assessment
South Dakota Alternate Assessment
Testing Window: March 16-May 1, 2020
Students eligible for this will be tested by Mrs. Scotting
Alternate Assessment is available for students who have met the significant cognitive disability criteria. These students are working with the Core Content Connectors and their IEP’s indicate alternate assessment for statewide testing.
Results will be sent home at the beginning of the following school year.
National Assessment of Educational Progress
Testing Window: Administered every other Year-No Assessment this year
Estelline 4th & 8th Grade students
NAEP is often called "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in student performance over time. The NAEP is given to a sampling of students across the nation. The results of the NAEP are given for the entire nation and for individual states. Results are also given for specific groups of students, e.g. gender, racial and ethnic groups, and National School Lunch Program eligibility. Results are not available for schools or individual students. NAEP is given to many South Dakota students in reading and mathematics at grades 4, 8, and 12 every two years. National and state results are reported to the public.
National Career Readiness Certificate
Students take Senior Year
The NCRC is an industry-recognized, portable credential certifying essential skills needed for workplace success. To earn certification, students must attain at least the lowest certification level on three ACT® WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. This vital initiative is part of the Department of Education’s goal to ensure that, “All students graduate college, career, and life ready.”
Scores are sent to the school to be distributed to students as soon as possible.
SD Science Testing
Grades 5, 8, & 11
Testing Window: April 1-May 1, 2020
The South Dakota Science tests measures students’ mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science adopted in May 2015 at grades 5, 8, and 11. This test will cover the grade spans of 3-5, 6-8, and high school. Questions will come equally as possible from life, physical, and earth sciences at all 3 tested levels. This assessment will be completely online.
Results will be sent out as soon as the DOE makes them available to us.
SD English/Language Arts Assessment/ SD Math Assessment
Grades 3-8, & 11
Testing Window: March 4-May 1, 2020
With new state standards, students are working harder, thinking more critically, and applying their learning to the real world. To measure these new standards, educators from states using Smarter tests have worked together to develop new, high-quality tests in English Language Arts and math for grades 3–8 and 11. Want to learn more? Go to http://www.smarterbalanced.org/parents/.
Results will be sent home, if available from State, with final report cards at the end of the school year.