• Schopp named secretary of education
• Board approves standards for teaching
• What 2011 education bills mean for your district
• Deliver technology assessment before May 13

South Dakota Library Week
April 10-16, 2011

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Deliver technology assessment before May 13

This year’s testing window for the annual 8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment opens April 25 and closes May 13. Under No Child Left Behind (ESEA Title II, Part D, Subpart 1), states are required to report the number of students who are considered technology literate by the end of 8th grade.

South Dakota’s 8th Grade Technology Literacy Assessment is based on the state’s educational technology standards. The test is also aligned to the International Society for Technology Education’s national education technology standards

The assessment is delivered completely online.

State-level results from the 2010 assessment are available on our website. verall last year, 58 percent of the state’s 8th grade students fell into the proficient or advanced categories, 40 percent in the basic category, and 2 percent below basic.

Click here for more information about the assessment. Questions can be directed to Jessica Berke, South Dakota Department of Education, at Jessica.Berke@state.sd.us or (605) 773-4150.