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

DSTEP Science 2015
Test Irregularities
2013 Dakota STEP Cut Scores
Medical Emergency Form


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