NWEA Map Growth

Meade 46-1 uses MAP Growth in grades K-10 for English Language Arts and math, as well as grades 6-10 for science.  MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test.  If a student answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging.  If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier.  This type of assessment challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.  MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level.  It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track student progress through the school year and across multiple years.   The MAP Growth is given three times a school year:

Fall: September 5-26, 2017

Winter: December 1, 2017 -January 11, 2018

Spring:  April 28-May 16, 2018


ACCESS for ELLs

January 29 – March 2, 2018

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The assessment is available in both paper-based and online formats for Grades 1-12, while Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are paper-based tests. 


Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

March 7 – May 4, 2018

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our state standards in the areas of English language arts and mathematics. The online test uses adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. In addition to providing overall scores in those two subjects, score reports will provide information on student performance in the following areas:

  • English: reading, writing, listening, and research
  • Math: concepts and procedures; problem solving and modeling/data analysis; and communicating reasoning

South Dakota Science Assessment

April 2 – May 4, 2018 

The South Dakota Science Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our new state standards that were adopted in May 2015.  As the test is organized around new standards, this spring will be a field test of new items and content organization.This means that reporting, if any, will be limited since standards for comparison cannot be determined until after testing is complete.  Any results will be raw scores with no levels of achievement. The test will be given on the computer. 


South Dakota Science Alternative Assessment

March 26 – April 20, 2018

The South Dakota Science Assessment measures student achievement in relation to our new state standards that were adopted in May 2015.  The assessment is administered on a computer and results will be available fall of the following school year.  


MSAA (Alternative Assessment for ELA and Math)

March 19 – May 4, 2018 

Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) in the areas of English language arts and mathematics is an assessment developed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The MSAA is based on alternate achievement standards which have been derived from and are connected to the state’s achievement standards. The overall goal of the MSAA is to make sure that all students achieve increasingly higher academic outcomes and leave high school ready for such post-high school options such as college, career, and community participation.  

 

Sturgis Elementary

Smarter Balanced Assessment

3rd and 4th Grades:
   April 10-13, 2018: ELA
   April 16-20, 2018: Math

Sturgis Intermediate

  

Smarter Balanced Assessment

 

April 10-13, 2018:  ELA  
April 16-20, 2018:  Math

Science

April 25, 2018 

 

Piedmont Valley Elementary 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 3-19, 2018: ELA & Math


Science

April 3-6, 2018:    5th grade


Whitewood Elementary 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 16 & 17, 2018:   3rd Grade, 4th grade, 5th grade

 

Science

April 9-13, 2018:    5th grade


Atall 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 10, 11, 17, 18, & 19, 2018:   3rd Grade - 8th grade 

 

Science

April 10, 11, 17, 18, & 19, 2018:     5th grade, 8th grade


Elm Springs 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 9-12, 2018:   3rd Grade - 8th grade 

 

Science

April 9-12, 2018:     5th grade, 8th grade


Enning/Union Center 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 10, 11,17, 18, & 19, 2018  
Grades  3rd- 5th
; Grades 7th & 8th

 

       Science

April 10, 11,17, 18, & 19, 2018
Grade  5th 
& Grade 8th                        

 

Hereford

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 16 & 18, 2018:   ELA (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

April 19 & 20, 2018:   Math (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 

 

Science

April 17, 2018:  5th grade, 8th grade


Opal

Smarter Balanced Assessment 

April 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2018:  Math (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 
 

April 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2018:   ELA (3rd Grade - 8th grade) 


Science

April 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2018: Session 1 (5th , 8th)
April 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2018: Session 2 (5th, 8th)
April 10, 11, 17, & 18, 2018:  Session 3 (5th, 8th)


Sturgis Williams Middle School 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 9 - April 12, 2018: 7th grade, 8th grade  
April 16 - 18, 2018: 6th grade  

 

Science

April 23 - 26, 2018: 8th grade 

  

  • NO TESTING on Thursday, April 19 due to track meet @ Lead
  • Friday, April 20, 2018: Finish 6th Grade Testing 
  • Monday, April 30 - Thursday, May 3, 2018: MAKE UP ASSESSMENTS
  • Smarter Balanced Testing Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

 

SWMS Parent Letter


Sturgis Brown High School

Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 18 & 26: ELA 
April 19 & 25: Math   

  

Science

Thur, April 26 - Practice Science test

 

Mon, April 30 - Day 1 of Science Testing

Tue, May 1 - Day 2 of Science Testing

Wed, May 2 - Day 3 of Science Testing