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SD Department of Education April 2016  
 


 
Educator Effectiveness trainings Educator Effectiveness trainings for administrators planned this summer

To continue supporting promising practices around Educator Effectiveness, the Department of Education is offering a series of trainings for administrators this summer with topics such as providing evidence-based feedback and leadership behaviors requisite to building trust.

Register for these trainings at Go Sign Me Up. Contact Matt Gill with questions.

The provisions in the new Every Student Succeeds Act no longer set requirements for state Educator Effectiveness systems. South Dakota law still requires model systems be established, and the current rules allowing school districts to determine local evaluation processes based on minimum state standards remain in place. The Department of Education is bringing together stakeholder groups to discuss several ESSA-related topics, including educator evaluation. With the passage of ESSA, we can continue to honor the good work done in the state without worrying about changing our state system to meet federal mandates.
 
     
 

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