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ND State Assessment (NDSA) – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA), are the statewide assessments that measure student performance against the state’s challenging content and achievement standards in select academic subjects and grades. The NDSA consists of general, criterion-referenced assessments for all students in grades 3-8 and 11 in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, and in grades 4, 8, and 11 in science.



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ND State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) The Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) is a series of secured data warehouses comprised of historical education and workforce training data. The objective of the SLDS is to provide data on the outcomes of ND education and workforce training programs. Read More…



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Northwest Evaluation Association™(NWEA) Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,400 partners in U.S. schools, districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. Read More…



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