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    Tripp-Delmont School District State Assessment Report Card

    **NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state assessments were not administered and therefore data for student performance, student progress and school environment are not available for the 2019-2020 school year.  Based upon South Dakota's waiver approved by U.S. Department of Education, the overall score was not calculated for schools for the 2019-2020 report cards, and the school support status is based upon school performance results from the 2018-2019 academic year. ** 

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    Every student who participates in state testing receives a score report. These can be printed by the request of a legal parent or guardian.  Test scores are considered part of a student's educational record and as a result, are only available to legal parents or guardians. 

    If you did not receive a score report or have specific questions about your child’s scores and/or performance, please contact Superintendent Jeremy Hurd at 605-935-6766.  

     

    LOCAL ASSESSMENTS

    Acadience Reading and Math--Grades K-8  (August 2021-May 2022--Fall/Winter/Spring/As Needed)

    Time Spent:  3-8 minute assessments delivered based on student progress and readiness

    • Acadience Reading is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through eight grade. The assessment is comprised of six brief measures that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. These measures are used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy skills in order to provide timely instructional support and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties.

    • Acadience Math is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of math skills from kindergarten through eighth grade. Acadience Math includes measures for early numeracy, computation, and problem solving. The measures function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics. These measures are used to regularly monitor the development of math skills in order to provide timely instructional support and prevent the occurrence of later math difficulties

     

    Results are available once the teacher has recorded the student's score and placed the score in the Acadience online data collection system. 

     

    STATE ASSESSMENTS

    • ACCESS and ACCESS Alt (for ELL students) State Assessments (Time spent: 2 school days during the window)

      • ACCESS Alt: January 24, 2022 - February 25, 2022

      • ACCESS 2.0: January 24, 2022 - February 25, 2022

    ACCESS for ELL's 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. 

    Reports are available in May and a letter is sent to parents regarding access to results. 

     

    • WIDA Screener (Time Spent:  1 school day)

     

    Grades 1-12 Students who qualify for ELL Services--Delivered within 30 days of enrollment

    The WIDA Screener is an English language proficiency assessment given to incoming students in Grades 1-12 to assist educators with the identification of students as English learners (EL). The purpose of this assessment is to help educators make decisions about whether a student is deemed eligible for EL services.  Immediate results are provided after the administrator scores items. Families are notified immediately if ELL services can be provided.

     

    • SD English Language Arts and SD Math State Assessments (Time spent: 3-4 hours spent during the window)

    Grades 3-8 and 11: March 2, 2022 - May 6, 2022

    SD English Language Arts and SD Math State Assessments measure 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 Language Arts Assessment Areas: reading, writing, listening, and research

    Math Assessment Areas: concepts and procedures; problem-solving and modeling/data analysis; and communicating reasoning

     

    Results are available to parents the following Fall Semester after the test has been administered and scored during the Spring. 

     

    • SD English Language Arts Alternate and SD Math Alternate State Assessments (Time spent: 3-4 hours spent during the window)

    Grades 3-8 and 11: March 2, 2022 - May 6, 2022

    SD English Language Arts Alternate and SD Math Alternate State Assessments 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.  

     

    Results are available to parents the following Fall Semester after the test has been administered and scored during the Spring. 

     

    • South Dakota Science and South Dakota Science Alt State Assessments (Time spent: 3 hours spent during the window)

    Grades 5, 8 and 11: March 2, 2022 - May 6, 2022

    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. 

     

    Results are available to parents the following Fall Semester after the test has been administered and scored during the Spring. 

     

    • ACT-NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate)--August 2021-May 2022--(Time spent: 4 hours)

    Grade 11 or 12, schools work with CTE and Dept. of Labor to schedule

    The South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in the ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) program.

    The NCRC is an industry-recognized, portable credential certifying essential skills needed for workplace success. To earn certification, students must attain at least the lowest certification level on three ACT® WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. This vital initiative is part of the Department of Education’s goal to ensure that, “All students graduate college, career, and life-ready.”

    DLR staff will assist in assessing the students on-site at local schools and the cost of one test per student is covered by the State. School staff need to supply the space and one computer per student, as this is a computer-based test. Students are allowed 55 minutes each for the three assessments.

    The number of students assessed is a local decision, and the initial cost is covered by the State. The assessments are a great way to support existing class curricula, and schools may incorporate this assessment into specific classes. Schools can also offer the assessments to the general junior and senior student population to verify their real-world workplace skills.

    The NCRC is also incorporated into the College and Career Readiness (CCR) indicator for the School Performance Index (SPI). Additional information describing the CCR indicator and SPI points can be found in the ESSA State Plan at http://doe.sd.gov/ESSA/.

    This initiative can help students demonstrate they are ready for the workplace as they enter the workforce immediately after graduation or pursue further post-secondary education.

     

               In regard to a timeline for results release and test dates, report timing will vary.  Please see the school district counselor for access to results. 

     

    • ASVAB--August 2021-May 2022-- (Time Spent: 2.5 hours)

    Grade 11 or 12, schools work with local military recruiter

    The ASVAB is a series of tests developed by the Department of Defense and is used by the U.S. Army to determine whether you have the mental aptitude to enlist. The ASVAB also helps determine which Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) you qualify for. The ASVAB is required to enlist in the U.S. Army and is valid for two years. The ASVAB may be given in a computerized version at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) or in a paper version at various Military Entrance Test (MET) sites around the country or at high schools and colleges. 

     

    ASVAB TEST AREAS

    Arithmetic Reasoning - measures ability to solve basic arithmetic word problems

    Word Knowledge - measures ability to understand the meaning of words through synonyms

    Paragraph Comprehension - measures ability to obtain information from written material

    Mathematics Knowledge - measures knowledge of mathematical concepts and applications

    Electronics Information - measures knowledge of electrical current, circuits, devices and electronic systems

    Auto and Shop Information - measures knowledge of automotive maintenance and repair, and wood and metal shop practices

    Mechanical Comprehension - measures knowledge of the principles of mechanical devices, structural support and properties of materials

    Assembling Objects - measures ability with spatial relationships

     

    ASVAB SCORES

    The AFQT score is the most important ASVAB score, because it determines if you can enlist in the U.S. Army. However, the U.S. Army also converts the ASVAB test scores into 10 other composite score areas known as "line scores" that determine what MOS an individual may qualify for. Listed below are the parts of the ASVAB that affect your AFQT test scores and each of the ten line scores.

    Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) - Paragraph Comprehension, Word Knowledge, Mathematics Knowledge, and Arithmetic Reasoning.

    Clerical (CL) – Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge.

    Combat (CO) - Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Auto & Shop and Mechanical Comprehension.

    Electronics (EL) – General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge and Electronic Information.

    Field Artillery (FA) - Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge and Mechanical Comprehension.

    General Maintenance (GM) – General Science, Auto & Shop, Mathematics Knowledge and Electronics Information.

    General Technical (GT) - Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Arithmetic Reasoning (AR).

    Mechanical Maintenance (MM) – Auto & Shop, Mechanical Comprehension and Electronic Information.

    Operators and Food (OF) - Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Auto & Shop and Mechanical Comprehension.

    Surveillance and Communications (SC) - Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Arithmetic Reasoning, Auto & Shop and Mechanical Comprehension.

    Skilled Technical (ST) - Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, General Science, Mechanical Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge.

     

               In regard to a timeline for results release and test dates, report timing will vary.  Please see the school district counselor for access to results. 

     

    • NAEP--National Assessment of Educational Progress (Time Spent:  2 hours)

    Tripp-Delmont Elementary (4th Grade)--Thursday, January 27, 2022

    Tripp-Delmont Junior High (8th Grade)--Thursday, January 27, 2022

    Greenwood Colony Elementary (4th Grade)--Monday, February 1, 2022

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subjects. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report changes in student performance over time. The NAEP for Math and Reading will be administered to many South Dakota students in 2019. The NAEP is given to a sampling of students across the nation. The results of the NAEP are given for the entire nation and for individual states. Results are also given for specific groups of students, e.g. gender, racial and ethnic groups, and National School Lunch Program eligibility. Results are not available for schools or individual students.

    The NAEP is given to many South Dakota students in reading and mathematics at grades 4, 8, and 12 every two years. National and state results are reported to the public. Several other subjects are tested in different years with only national-level results reported. 

     

    For results visit the Nation's Repord Card at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/