South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment

School districts will be using the American Institutes for Research (AIR) services to administer the South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment. Use this site to access resources and download the secure browser.

Recent Announcements

  • The Desmos Calculators are now available for the Interim tests, Practice tests, and Training tests. For more information, refer to the Desmos Calculator User Guide, here . Note: The Desmos Calculators will not used on the 16-17 Summative tests. Instead, students will have access to the same online calculator from the previous year’s Summative assessment.

    Added December 1, 2016
  • The Classroom Activities are not required for SBAC Practice/Training Tests, Interims, or Summative Assessments for 2016–17. Those related resources have been removed from portal. If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the SD DOE Office of Assessment.

    Added December 1, 2016
  • Attention School Coordinators and Teachers

    School Coordinators must create rosters for teachers and their students each academic year. This step must be completed first in order for teachers to view Interim or Summative data in the Online Reporting System (ORS).

    Teachers should also confirm with your School Coordinators that the rosters are correct prior to reviewing student scores. Once rosters have been created, teachers can view student scores in ORS from the current and previous administrations or modify the rosters as necessary.

    For a brief tutorials, refer to the Adding Roster and Viewing and Editing Roster videos.

    Added December 1, 2016
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South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment

School districts will be using the American Institutes for Research (AIR) services to administer the South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment. Use this site to access resources and download the secure browser.