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State partners with Denny Sanford to establish tech school scholarships

Coaching aims to deepen students’ thinking about math
DOE is offering targeted PD and instructional coaching in foundational math and reading skills for 21 districts this school year. Math support is offered to teachers of grades 4-8.
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Regional retreats planned to assist districts in analyzing survey data
DOE is working with ESAs to schedule regional district leadership retreats to assist districts in analyzing data from this year’s statewide survey.
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Smarter Balanced achievement level cut scores approved by consortium

Achievement level cut scores (1, 2, 3, 4) were approved by Smarter Balanced consortium states Nov. 14.
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DOE Blog: Editorial in Argus Leader favors proposed science standards

Dr. Jill Weimer and Liz McMillan with Sanford Research explain why they believe South Dakota’s proposed science standards will prepare students for careers. Read More

DOE’s director of 21st CCLC wins 2014 ‘SACCY’ Award

Sue Burgard, director of 21st Century Community Learning Centers for DOE, was recently honored for her work with out-of-school time programming. Congratulations, Sue! Read More

State content standards under review
Read proposed standards and submit public comment by clicking the links below:
      • Fine arts
      • K-12 educational technology
      • Science
      • Social studies