End of Course Exams
South Dakota provides two opportunities for students to earn high school credit by completing an end of course exam and receiving a minimum required score. All school districts wishing to participate in any end of course program must apply for, and receive, a waiver from administrative rule in order to give the exams. For additional information on waiver applications, please contact Carol Uecker, Division of Assessment & Accountability, at (605) 773-4771.
The Credit Before Grade Nine exam is required when students below 9th grade want to take a high school level course for credit. The student must actually take the course and then pass the required end of course exam with a minimum proficiency of 80%. Students may take this exam twice.
The Course Equivalency exam is required when students in grades 9-12 want to ‘test-out’ of a high school level course. Students may take a content area exam one time and must pass the exam with a minimum proficiency of 85% in order to receive credit for the course.
Both the End of Course and Course Equivalency tests are delivered through iTester Client within the SDAP( South Dakota Assessment Portal).
|Tests Offered by the South Dakota Department of Education