Data system rollout progressing across state
School districts across South Dakota are beginning to access the state’s new longitudinal data system, called the South Dakota Student Teacher Accountability Reporting System, or SD-STARS.
Growth Model work group narrows down studies
South Dakota’s Growth Model work group met via conference call last month to discuss further analysis of the seven growth models selected for consideration for use in the state’s new accountability system.
Educator recognition: Shine a spotlight on your “best and brightest”
The Department of Education maintains a list of Emerging Classroom Leaders, which consists of distinguished teachers and principals from across South Dakota.
Seeking presenters for 10th annual Indian Education Summit
Conference planners are interested in hearing from local schools or educational organizations that have unique, successful programs that bolster success for Native American students.
Smarter Balanced moving forward
At a March conference in Arlington, Va., state education chiefs met in a public session and approved initial achievement level descriptors—which distinguish among the levels of student performance in English language arts/literacy and mathematics on the Smarter Balanced assessments