World Language Standards Process

The South Dakota Standards revision process and timeline is adopted by the State Board of Education for review of standards in all contents. This review process allows stakeholders to review current standards and make adjustments to the standards on a 5-7 year rotation. Review teams consist of representatives from k-12, special education, post-secondary, administration, instructional coach/curriculum director, parents or business and industry.

World Language Standards Review and Supporting Documents
Proposed World Language Standards Submit Public Comments
World Language Standards Review Meetings
June 13, 14, 15 8:30-4:30 p.m. Central
Pierre- MacKay Building/Library Commons
Meeting Notes Presentation
June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
Pierre- Capitol Lake Visitor Center
Meeting Notes
Documents Used in the Standards Review Process
Quality Standards Checklist
Standards Review Process
Standards Revision and Adoption Timeline
Four Public Hearings
Approved by BOES
Capacity Building
Teach to Standards
World Language
Spring 2019
Local Assessments
Proposed World Language Standards
K-12 World Language Introduction
K-12 World Language Standards (summer 2017)

World Language Work Group Members

K-5th World Language Work Group
Tracy VikSonia Sotomayor Spanish ImmersionKindergarten – Group Leader
Belinda JoeCrow Creek Tribal SchoolTeacher
Leticia Miranda-BlancoSonia Sotomayor Spanish ImmersionTeacher
Tony BurkeSioux FallsParent
Florencia NievasSonia Sotomayor Spanish ImmersionTeacher

6-8th World Language Work Group
Laura VidlerUniversity of South DakotaPost-secondary- Group Leader
Andrea SotoTri-ValleyTeacher
Molly EnzSouth Dakota State UniversityPost-secondary
Alecia LeickTri-ValleyTeacher
Jose AlvarezSouth Dakota State UniversityPost-secondary
Christine Garst-SantosSouth Dakota State UniversityPost-secondary

9-10th World Language Work Group
Dora JungSioux Falls School DistrictTeacher- Group Leader
Tara HoferNorthern State UniversityStatewide E Learning Teacher
Gayla MartensNorthern State UniversityStatewide E Learning Teacher
Shana SmidtMenno School DistrictTeacher
Kelly BroseSioux Falls Catholic SchoolTeacher

11-12th World Language Work Group
Krista BruggemanLennox High SchoolTeacher—Group Leader
Angela GiffinRapid City Stevens High SchoolTeacher
Samuel OgdieUniversity of Sioux FallsPost-Secondary

SD Department of Education
Teresa BerndtDivision of Learning and InstructionWorld Language Project Lead