2012 Report Card will have new look
The state Report Card, issued by the Department of Education, will have a new look this year, due to a new vendor and the transition to a new accountability system.
Education Reform Advisory Council named
The legislature has appointed the South Dakota Education Reform Advisory Council, one of six work groups outlined in House Bill 1234. Appointments were announced last month.
Dakota STEP results now online
2012 Dakota STEP results are now available on the South Dakota Assessment Portal (old eMetric site).
South Dakota receives grant for longitudinal data system
South Dakota has been awarded one of 24 state-level grants from the Institute of Education Sciences. The three-year, $3 million grant will support ongoing development and implementation of a statewide longitudinal data system for the state’s K-12 schools.
Principal Standards & Evaluation Work Group meets
The Principal Standards & Evaluation Work Group met for the first time June 19-20 in Pierre. The group is charged with developing standards and a statewide evaluation system for principals.