July 2011 - Board Documents

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Agenda Item 1.0

Subject: Adoption of July 25, 2011 Agenda

Agenda Item 2.0

Subject: - Approval of May 21, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Agenda Item 3.0 -Tiffany Sanderson, DOE

Subject: SDMyLife Year-End Report

BACKGROUND: SDMyLife offers resources for career and academic planning within the Department’s Career Development programming. The information provided in this presentation will outline the major activities and results from school year 2010-11 and detail the goals and new features for school year 2011-12.

RECOMMENDATION: This presentation is informational in nature. No action is required.

Agenda Item 4.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: Technical Institute’s State-wide Facility Updates

BACKGROUND: Updates on Phase 1 and Phase 2

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Information only

Agenda Item 5.0 - Mark Wilson, DOE

Subject: New, Expanded Programs and Updates

New Programs:

BACKGROUND: Review of electronic documents

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approval of New Registered Nursing program at Southeast Technical Institute

Agenda Item 6.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE

Subject: Personal Finance Standards

The State Board of Education adopted Personal Finance standards in 2005 and in November of 2010 adopted the standards revision timeline that indicate Personal Finance standards will be reviewed and brought before the Board in Summer of 2011.

Students graduating in spring of 2010 were the first students required to take Personal Finance or economics. After implementing Personal Finance standards for several years, during the 2010-2011 school year the state brought together a committee of teachers to review and revise the current Personal Finance standards. Revisions were made and sent out to teachers of Personal Finance to review and validate.

The committee also disaggregated the standards which will provide teachers of Personal Finance a deeper understanding and guide for implementation.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve proposed Personal Finance Standards.

Agenda Item 7.0 - Daria Bossman, DOE

Subject: Revised School Library Standards and Guidelines

State-wide task force revised in 2010, adopted by the SD State Library Board in January 2011, endorsed by the SD Library Association in January 2011.

RECOMMENDATION: Adoption (voluntary implementation)

Agenda Item 8.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE

Subject: World Language Standards

The State Department of Education partnered with SD World Language Association to review the current SD World Language standards in 2008-2009 school year. After review of the new national standards, the committee recommended that the state adopt the national standards developed by a coalition of national language organizations.

The World Language standards were brought before the Board of Education during May of 2011 to be adopted. The State Board of Education requested the State partner with teachers of Lakota Language to gain feedback.

The state utilized the Personnel Record Form system to gather names of teachers of Lakota Language, e-mail addresses, and home addresses. A letter and the standards were mailed to the 17 teachers that were reported as teaching Lakota Language in 2010-2011 school year. Two teachers of Lakota Language responded to the e-mail and supported the standards.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposed World Language Standards.

Agenda Item 9.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE

Subject: Common Core Update

Common Core State Standards were adopted in Nov. 2010. The state brought together a committee of curriculum directors, administrators, and ESA staff to put together a professional development plan. The state has contracted with 17 trainers/online facilitators to plan and carry out the professional development workshop series. The state is hosting a pilot group this summer to gain feedback from participants before rolling out the fall/winter workshops starting in Oct. of 2011.

No action required, informational.

Agenda Item 10.0 - Sam Gingerich, BOR

Subject: Board of Regents Update

Agenda Item 11.0 - Roger Campbell, DOE

Subject: Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards Project

The 2007 Indian Education Act mandated the development of course content for curriculum and coursework in South Dakota American Indian history and culture.

Adopt the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards Project.

Agenda Item 12.0 - Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Public Hearing to approve Teacher Standards: 24:08:06 - updated 07/20/2011

As per 13-42-33 the Board of Education is required to promulgate rules specific to the adoption of performance standards. The Teacher Standards and Evaluation Committee has recommended the Charlotte Danielson Framework for teaching.

Approve Charlotte Danielson Framework a recommended.

Agenda Item 13.0 - Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Public Hearing: 24:06:07 School Bus Standards - updated 07/20/2011

Standards for buses are guided by National School Transportation Specifications & Procedures which was updated to the 2010 guidelines. Current rules are outdated and refer to the 2005 standards.

Approve changes to 24:06:07 School Bus Standards.

Agenda Item 14.0 - Deb Barnett, DOE

Subject: Approval of recommended passing scores for new and regenerated Praxis II tests

Background: Several Praxis II tests have been regenerated and require board approval of recommended passing or cut scores. Additionally, there are two new tests that also need passing score approval.

Recommendations: Adopt the recommended passing scores.

Agenda Item 15.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE

Subject: Graduation Requirement & Economics

The State Board of Education adopted new graduation requirements November 2009 which includes three credits of social studies including geography, American history, government and a half credit of social studies elective. The graduation requirements also included Personal Finance or economics. At the board meeting on January 5, 2010 discussion took place regarding allowing students to utilize economics to meet both the social studies elective and personal finance, economics requirement. An agreement was made that an economics course could meet both requirements.

During 2010 legislative session, a statue 13-55-31.1 was passed that outlines coursework needed to qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship. There is a discrepancy between the practice of allowing economics to meet both requirements for graduation and the Opportunity Scholarship which does not allow for economics to be used for personal finance/economics and social studies.

Not allow for the practice of economics credit to be used to meet both the social studies elective and personal finance/economics graduation requirement.

Agenda Item 16.0 - Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Secretary of Education Update