During the weeks of March 29 through April 16 the Vermillion School District will be assessing grades 3 through 8 and 11.
These assessments inform parents, students, the Vermillion School District and State of South Dakota how groups and individuals are progressing educationally. All students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 must be assessed as mandated by the "No Child Left Behind" federal law. Students, parents, teachers, administrators and South Dakota DECA (Department of Education and Cultural Affairs) will receive results for analysis.
The test results are expected by the end of May and will be mailed to you. You are encouraged to contact the grade appropriate counselor if you have questions.
Barb Schwartz, counselor, Jolley School, 677-7015
Betsy Hughes, counselor, Middle School, 677-7025
Lea Gustad, counselor, High School, 677-7033
Patty Larsen, counselor, High School, 677/7033
Len Griffith, testing coordinator, High School, 677-7033
For more information on the dates the different grades will be tested and how to prepare your child to take a test, go to the Vermillion School District web page. Click on Guidance, then Dakota STEP Test information.
Parents, in preparation for these testing days please encourage your student to:
1. Get a good night's sleep.
2. Eat breakfast.
3. Have two sharpened #2 lead pencils with erasers.
4. Bring calculator for math assessment (grades 3 through 8 and 11).
5. Bring book to read or homework to do/if student completes a test section early.