Background: DOE has received permission for US Department of Education reallocated leftover Teacher Incentive Funds (TIF) for use in developing a pilot longitudinal data system for the 10 TIF districts. A vendor for the project has been selected and work is just beginning. In addition, DOE has applied for a grant from US Department of Education for funds to expand the system to all 151 school districts in SD..
Recommended Action: Information only
Agenda Item 4.0 - Mary Stadick Smith, DOE
Subject: South Dakota Proposed Accountability Model
Background: South Dakota began the process of developing a new statewide accountability model in September 2011. The Department of Education assembled a group of 23 individuals representing key stakeholder groups to provide recommendations regarding a next-generation accountability model for South Dakota. To date, the group has met four times. During that time period, the U.S. Department of Education also issued its ESEA Waiver Flexibility package. The waiver allows states to receive some flexibility from certain tenets of No Child Left Behind in exchange for agreeing to four key principles: 1) College and Career Ready Expectations for All Students, 2) State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability and Support, 3) Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership, 4) Reducing Duplication and Unnecessary Burden.
Recommended Action: Endorse the model as proposed (rules will be coming before the board at a later date)
Agenda Item 5.0 - Dan Siebersma, State Library
Subject: Update and tour of State Library
Agenda Item 6.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE
Subject: 6.0 Technical Institute’s New, Expanded, and Program Updates
Background: The Department is pursuing development of a JAG model in South Dakota. The Office of Indian Education will be tasked with formulating an action plan that would initially include the development of a State Board of Directors.
Recommended Action: BOE support
Agenda Item 8.0 - Roger Campbell, DOE
Subject: Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards Project
Background: The 2007 Indian Education Act mandated the development of course content for curriculum and coursework in South Dakota American Indian history and culture. At the July 2011 BOE meeting, the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards were approved. The Office of Indian Education would like to update the BOE of the recent developments and subsequent plans for further curriculum development.