Subject: Technical Institute-LATI New Program Request
Background: Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) requests approval to begin a Law Enforcement Technology program. This program will be 18 months in length, resulting in an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Students who successfully complete the program will be trained in legal, technical, and practical aspects of law enforcement.
Recommendation: Approval for start fall 2013
Agenda Item 4.0 - Sam Gingerich, BOR
Subject: Board of Regents Update
Background: Sam Gingerich, System Vice President for Academic Affairs for the Board of Regents, will provide an update on a set of university initiatives that link with the work of the Department of Education. This will include comments about redesign of the system’s teacher education and educational leadership programs and work with K-12 schools to define college readiness as the State prepares for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessments
Agenda Item 5.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE
Subject: Oglala Lakota College Education Unit & Program Approval
Background: At least once every seven years, teacher preparation units and programs must be formally reviewed and granted continuation of program approval status. Download Report
Recommendation: Grant Oglala Lakota College two year, Conditional Approval status to allow them to fully implement their unit and assessment system.
Background: Investing in Teachers; Common Core training started in June 2012. The state approved district applications to host their own training and hosted state regional trainings. Governor Daugaard appropriation of $8.4 million allowed funding for teachers to attend the trainings. The Common Core trainings will continue through 2013. The professional development is one of the major action items taken to support districts in implementing Common Core.
The State Department of Education has also developed a Common Core three year implementation plan. The plan outlines additional state action items to help support district implementing Common Core state standards. The plan was brought before Secretary’s advisory council for feedback. The plan is a ‘living document’ and therefore is subject to change. Click here to read more.
As we work towards fully implementing the Common Core in the state, we are simultaneously gearing up to begin offering new Common Core based assessments in the 2014-2015 school year. We are in the beginning stages of preparing for these assessments, and expect the assessments and our scores will differ from what we are used to seeing with the Dakota STEP exam.