Teacher-created standards based SLO assessments

SLO and Assessment work groups sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Education met during spring and summer 2016 to develop standards-based assessments that can be used to pre- and post-assess students as part of the SLO process. Below are assessments and accompanying SLO Process Guides in a variety of content areas and grade levels.

To further support teachers in developing differentiated SLO goals, some of these assessments identify items that would be considered pre-requisite skills (red font color), grade level skills (black font color), and subsequent skills (blue font color). Teachers are encouraged to use the assessments as is or adapt them to best fit the needs of their students. The accompanying SLO Process Guides include standards and assessment information. Teachers would need to complete the Process Guide based on their own student information and data collection.

Pre-assessment data can help teachers understand the following, so they can write goals to challenge students who are at different skill levels:
  • Pre-requisite skills students mastered in a previous grade or course
  • Students’ current grade-level skills
  • Subsequent skills students may be able to attain at the end of the grade or course


NOTE: As always, SLOs and their corresponding assessments are to be approved by the evaluator.

Grade/course/content Assessment SLO Process Guide
3rd grade math 3rd grade math 2.OA.1; 2.OA.4; 3.OA.3; 3.OA.4; 3.OA.6; 3.OA.8; 4.OA.1; 4.OA.2; 4.OA.3 assessment 3rd grade math 2.OA.1; 2.OA.4; 3.OA.3; 3.OA.4; 3.OA.6; 3.OA.8; 4.OA.1; 4.OA.2; 4.OA.3 SLO process guide
4th grade math 4th grade math 4.NF.1; 4.MD.4; 4.NF.4; 4.MD.2; 5.MD.3 assessment 4th grade math 4.NF.1; 4.MD.4; 4.NF.4; 4.MD.2; 5.MD.3 SLO process guide
4th grade math 4th grade math 3.OA.3; 3.OA.8; 3.OA.9; 3.NF.1 4.OA.2; 4.OA.3; 4.OA.5; 4.NF.3d; 4.NF.4c assessment 4th grade math 3.OA.3; 3.OA.8; 3.OA.9; 3.NF.1 4.OA.2; 4.OA.3; 4.OA.5; 4.NF.3d; 4.NF.4c SLO process guide
5th grade math 5th grade math 4.NF.1; 5.NF.1; 5.OA.2; 5.MD.2; 5.NF.2; 6.NF.1 assessment 5th grade math 4.NF.1; 5.NF.1; 5.OA.2; 5.MD.2; 5.NF.2; 6.NF.1 SLO process guide
5th grade math 5th grade math 5.NF.A.2; 5.NF.B.3; 5.NF.B.6; 5.MD.A.1 assessment 5th grade math 5.NF.A.2; 5.NF.B.3; 5.NF.B.6; 5.MD.A.1 SLO process guide
Algebra II Functions Algebra II Functions HSF.IF.4, HSF.IF.5, HSF.IF.7e, HSF.TF.5 SLO assessment Algebra II Functions HSF.IF.4, HSF.IF.5, HSF.IF.7e, HSF.TF.5 SLO process guide
Algebra II Transformations Algebra2TransformationsHSF.BF.3 HSF.IF.4 HSF.IF.5 assessment Algebra2TransformationsHSF.BF.3 HSF.IF.4 HSF.IF.5 SLO process guide
Algebra II Quadratic Functions Algebra II A.SSE.1a, F.IF.9, F.IF.4, A.SSE.2, F.IF.8a, N.CN.1, N.CN.2, N.CN.7, F.BF.3, A.CED.1, A.CED.3 Quadratic Functions assessment Algebra II A.SSE.1a, F.IF.9, F.IF.4, A.SSE.2, F.IF.8a, N.CN.1, N.CN.2, N.CN.7, F.BF.3, A.CED.1, A.CED.3 Quadratic Functions SLO process guide
Algebra II Properties of Functions & Transformations Alg II Properties of Functions and Transformations HSF.IF.4, HSF.IF.5, HSF.IF.7, HSF.IF.8, HSF.IF.9 assessment Alg II Properties of Functions and Transformations HSF.IF.4, HSF.IF.5, HSF.IF.7, HSF.IF.8, HSF.IF.9 SLO process guide
Physics 2-1 Physics HS-PS2-1 assessment Physics HS-PS2-1 SLO process guide
Physics 2-2 Physics Standard 9-12 PS 2-2 SLO assessment Physics Standard 9-12 PS 2-2 SLO process guide
Fundamental Animal Science Breeds Fundamental Animal Science 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2 Breed Identification assessment Fundamental Animal Science 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 5.1, 5.2 Breed Identification SLO process guide
Fundamental Animal Science Nutrition 3.1, 3.2, 4.3, 5.2 Nutrition assessment 3.1, 3.2, 4.3, 5.2 Nutrition SLO process guide
Fundamental Animal Science Consumer Concerns Fundamental Animal Science 1.3, 2.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2 Consumer Concerns Assessment Fundamental Animal Science 1.3, 2.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2 Consumer Concerns SLO process guide
Fundamental Animal Science Reproduction Fundamental Animal Science 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Reproduction assessment Fundamental Animal Science 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Reproduction SLO process guide
7th grade Life Science 7th life science MS-LS1-1 & MS-LS1-2 assessment
7th life science MS-LS1-1 & MS-LS1-2 rubric
7th life science MS-LS1-1 & MS-LS1-2 SLO process guide
7th grade Life Science 7th grade life science MS-LS2-1 assessment
7th grade life science MS-LS2-1 rubric
7th grade life science MS-LS2-1 SLO process guide
7th grade Life Science 7th grade life science MS-LS3-2 assessment
7th grade life science MS-LS3-2 rubric
7th grade life science MS-LS3-2 SLO process guide
7th grade Life Science 7th grade life science MS-LS4-4; MS-LS4-5 assessment
7th grade life science MS-LS4-4; MS-LS4-5 rubric
7th grade life science MS-LS4-4; MS-LS4-5 SLO process guide