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Agenda Item 1.0

Subject: Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance

Agenda Item 2.0

Subject: Adoption of July 16, 2012 Agenda

Agenda Item 3.0

Subject: - Approval of May 21, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Background: South Dakota has received approval of its ESEA Flexibility request and is moving forward with establishing a new public school accountability system, based on multiple indicators.

Recommendation: Approval of proposed rule changes

Agenda Item 4.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE

Subject: Approval of an Innovative/Experimental Birth – Age 21 Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Application for Program Approval

Augustana College is the only university in South Dakota that offers, at this time, the K-12 Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program. It has become apparent that there is a need for this program to extend to pre-K students. Augustana College is proposing to add early childhood coursework and experiences to their existing program and would propose to offer a Birth – Age 21 Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program on an experimental basis.

Recommended Action:

Agenda Item 5.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE

Subject: Data on South Dakota Praxis and PLT tests
South Dakota Praxis Program Review

Background: The State Board of Education requested data on the SD Praxis and PLT tests. This document includes information from the past three years on the pass rate and the established SD cut score in relation to other states’ cut scores.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 6.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE

Subject: Cut Scores for Spanish Praxis Content Test

The initial cut score in SD for the current Spanish Praxis content test was set at 160. In August of 2011, this cut score was lowered to 145 for one year, in response to the lack of candidate success in achieving the passing score of 160.

Recommended Action: Approve cut score at 160, retroactive to July 1 of 2012.

Agenda Item 7.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE

Subject: Cut Scores for Economics, Government, and ECH SpEd

Background: These three Praxis content tests have been recently regenerated, which includes a multistate standard setting study. New SD cut scores need to be approved. For legal defensibility purposes, the cut score should be within the range established by the multistate standard setting study committee. A representative from Educational Testing Service (ETS) came to SD and explained the standard setting study process. After the presentation and discussion, a group which included DOE staff and curriculum content experts propose the recommended cut scores.

Recommended Action: Approve these recommended cut scores:
Economics: 147 (Range is 136-166)
Government: 149 (Range is 136-163)
ECH SpEd: 159 (Range is 147-172)

Agenda Item 8.0 - Steve Fiechtner, DOE

Subject: Accreditation Reviews; Pilot Project Beginning in Fall 2012

Background: Onsite accreditation reviews take place every 5 years. With the limited capacity within DOE and with utilization of technology resources, we recommend piloting a project to conduct some off-site desk accreditation reviews. Districts that are scheduled for an accreditation review during the 2012-13 school year, would be offered an opportunity to be a part of this pilot and participate in a desk review. The intent is not to replace all onsite reviews, but to relieve some of the travel and capacity issues.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 9.0 - Dan Siebersma, State Library

Subject: 21st Century School Library Self-Assessment and Award
21st Century School Library Award
21st Century School Library Self-Assessment Draft

Background: In December 2011, a 21st Century School Library Taskforce was formed at the invitation of State Librarian, Dan Siebersma, with the goal of developing a school self-assessment tool and award application based on the current South Dakota School Library Guidelines. The self-assessment tool is intended to be used at the school library level by the school librarian and school administrator as a component in applying for the 21st Century School Library Award. It may also be used as an informal assessment and planning tool for individual school administrators and librarians who do not elect to apply for the award.

Recommended Action: BOE Endorsement

Agenda Item 10.0 - Ray Tracy, DOE

Subject: Project Lead the Way Update
Press Release

Background: At the previous meeting we discussed PLTW Credit with the BOR. This update will acknowledge the proposed changes we will be seeking in the future Memorandum of Agreement the BOE and BOR currently have in place.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 11.0 - Erin Larsen, DOE

Subject: South Dakota Virtual School Annual Update
SDVS Update

Background: The South Dakota Virtual School continues to expand its course offerings for students. An update on current course offerings, student enrollments, and plans for continued growth will be provided.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 12.0 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE

Subject: Career Technical Education/SDMyLife Annual Report
SD MyLife Update

Background: The information provided in this presentation will outline the major activities and results from school year 2011-12 and detail the goals and new features for school year 2012-13.

Secondary Career and Technical Education is offered in 241 middle and high schools in 137 districts across South Dakota. These courses focus on preparing students for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers and serve as the largest vehicle for workforce development efforts with 7th – 12th graders.

SDMyLife offers resources for career and academic planning within the Department’s Career Development programming.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 13.0 - Sarah Carter, DOE

Subject: Western Dakota Technical Institute Resolution for Rushmore Campus

Background: Seeking approval of change in resolution which would put authority of Rushmore Campus back in hands of WDT until bonding for WDT campus is complete.
*Mark Wilson informed board of this during the May BOE meeting.

Recommended Action: Approve

Agenda Item 14.0 - Tiffany Sanderson, DOE

Subject: Perkins Reauthorization Update
A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education

Background: USDE has created language to begin the process of Perkins reauthorization. They publically released a document titled Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education in April 2012 that identifies the four core principles for the next legislation: alignment, collaboration, accountability and innovation.

Recommended Action: Information only

Agenda Item 15.0 - Dr. Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Secretary of Education Update


Recommended Action: Information Only

Agenda Item 16.0 - Dr. Melody Schopp, DOE

Subject: Public Hearing ARSD 24:08:06:01. Teacher performance standards

Background: The state adopted the Danielson teaching standards in 2011. Districts were relying on the passage of HB 1234 to impose a delay on the requirement to align evaluation tools until 2014-15. With or without the bill becoming law after the November vote, the rule will need to be changed to give districts the time to properly realign their systems to the Danielson framework in 2014-15.

Recommended Action: Approval of ARSD 24:08:06:01

Agenda Item 17.0 - Susan Sheppick, DOE

Subject: First Reading Revised ARSD 24:14 – Early Intervention Program

Background: The final regulations for the December 3, 2004 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) were finalized on September 29, 2011 by the US Department of Education. As a condition for continued funding, the DOE assured the US Department of Education that South Dakota’s policies, procedures, and state administrative rules regarding early intervention services and programs would be revised to align with the federal requirements no later than June 30, 2013.

Recommended Action: It is recommended the Board of Education approve the revisions to ARSD 24:14 as proposed. The revised rules align with federal requirements.

Agenda Item 18.0 - Becky Nelson, DOE

Subject: First Reading New Rules for CASE Endorsement ARSD 24:15:06:65

Background: The National Council for Agricultural Education (NCAE) established a long range goal for Agricultural Education to increase growth and quality programs. NCAE sought out a partnership with Project Lead the Way, Inc. (PLTW®). A nationally recognized curriculum development organization, PLTW® has successfully designed and implemented courses based on the rigor and relevance philosophy.

The Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education™ project develops a structured sequence of agriculture courses and serves as a model for elevating the rigor and relevance of agricultural education. Teachers must complete 80 hours of national training to be qualified to teach the coursework.

The addition of CASE endorsement will allow SD teachers to teach specific CASE coursework above and beyond the current Agriculture education certification will allow.

In the summer of 2012, two SD Agriculture Education certified teachers are attending national training. The teachers will be implementing the specific courses in the fall of 2012 after completing training. In the future additional Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) teachers will be implementing CASE™ courses.

Recommended Action: DOE requests the Board of Education move the addition of administrative rule 24:15:06:65 CASE endorsement to a public hearing at the Sept. 2012 meeting.

Agenda Item 19.0 - Bobbi Rank, DOE

Subject: Appointment of an independent hearing examiner pursuant to SDCL 13-42-12.
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Background: Occasionally, an independent hearing examiner is necessary for teacher licensure matters pursuant to SDCL 13-42-12. In those cases, the statute requires the Board to appoint the hearing examiner. The proposed order would allow the Department of Education to utilize attorney Rob Anderson as an independent hearing officer for any cases which might go to hearing between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Recommended Action: Approve.

Agenda Item 20.0 - Mary Stadick Smith, DOE

Subject: First Reading Accountability System
Accountability System Summary
Accountability System Presentation

Background: South Dakota began the process of developing a more relevant accountability system, based on multiple indicators, in the fall of 2011. A work group convened for the first time in September and met a total of four times. Shortly after that first meeting, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opportunity for states to waive out of certain requirements of No Child Left Behind. The accountability system outlined in these proposed rules represents concepts discussed by the accountability work group balanced with the requirements of U.S. DOE’s NCLB flexibility waiver.

Recommended Action: Move to Public Hearing

Agenda Item 21.0 - Sarah Carter, DOE

Subject: Lake Area Technical Institute Program Expansion
Proposal for Emergeny Medical Specialist Program

Lake Area Technical Institute requests approval to add an Emergency Medical Specialist option for 2nd year Medical/Fire Rescue students. The option will be 9 months in length, resulting in an AAS degree. Graduates will be nationally certified Paramedics with additional training in Medical Coding, Insurance/Payment, and Computerized Medical Office Procedures. These skills will allow students to provide services beyond direct patient care to include coding and billing of those services to insurance or private pay situations.

Recommended Action: