DSTEP Science

The South Dakota State Test of Educational Progress – Science (DSTEP Science) measures students’ mastery of the South Dakota State Academic Standards in Science at grades 5, 8, and 11. The test is moving from a paper/pencil test to an online test for the 2015 test administration.

Updates regarding the online administration will be posted in the coming weeks.

Test window for 2015 : March 30 – April 24

Accommodation Training
Accommodation Security Accommodations PPT
Accommodation Part 1 Accommodation Part 2 Accommodation Part 3
Presenters Guide SD Accomm Manual Assistive Tech Considerations
DSTEP Accommodations Worksheet

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DSTEP Science 2015
2013 Dakota STEP Cut Scores
Medical Emergency Form


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