Stanford 10 Abbreviated (Home School)

Parents/guardians who currently provide alternative instruction pursuant to SDCL 13-27-3 are required to file an Application for Public School Exemption Certificate annually. This Home School link references SD Codified Law and responsibilities for Parents, Schools Districts, and Department of Education.

South Dakota students who receive alternative instruction are required to take a nationally standardized achievement test at grades 2, 4, 8 and 11. The South Dakota Department of Education provides, free of charge, the SAT10 (Stanford Achievement Test) to children who receive alternative instruction.

  • Recommended test window for SAT 10 Abbreviated: March 28 – April 22, 2016
    • Make sure enough materials are on hand to accommodate all students in grades 2, 4, 8 and 11 that are being home schooled in your district
    • Recommended window to have testing materials ordered is Feb. 1 – March 15, 2016
    • Contact parents with information on testing window and when you will distribute materials
    • Order additional materials, if needed – order form is labeled: SAT 10 Order Form
    • Parents must sign a security agreement. Form is labeled: Security Agreement
    • All tests must be shipped by May 13, 2016 to Pearson
    • Send student answer docs to Pearson following the directions labeled: Shipping Instructions
    • When results come back to the district, distribute to home school parents and keep a copy on file with other public school exemption resources

    • *SD DOE will not allow tests to be mailed out of state/out of country to a home school family.

FAQ for Home School

Documents Forms
Home School Instructions South Dakota Home School 2016 SPOSS
Scope & Sequence Shipping Instructions
SAT10 Disability Accommodation Order for Scoring Service
Gr. 8 Math Formulas Security Agreement (word)
Gr. 11 Math Formulas


For more information, contact Jan Martin at the Department of Education, (605) 773-3246.