New twist to AYP this year
When determining adequate yearly progress this year, the department plans to use the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate. Learn how this calculation might impact your school.

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South Dakota students outperform nation in science
Results of the science portion of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress were released last month, and South Dakota’s scores are at the top.
Mathiesen appointed to Board of Education
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Dr. Julie Mathiesen of Sturgis to the South Dakota Board of Education.

Next SD Teacher of the Year may be one of yours!
The state Teacher of the Year program is designed to give recognition to teachers across the state. Check with your ESA regarding deadlines for your region.

Supplemental Educational Services:
Provider applications now being accepted

The application period for those interested in becoming supplemental service providers in South Dakota is now open. Deadline to apply is March 18.

Access standards for business, marketing
State standards for business and marketing courses are available online.

Partners needed for summer food program
Learn about the three ways eligible schools can help feed kids when school lets out for the summer.

Nominate School Officer of the Year
Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s School Officer of the Year Award. The award is given by the South Dakota Association of School Resource Officers.