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Letter from the Secretary


SD Department of Education
April 2017  
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Provide feedback on proposed standards revisions by May 15

Standards work groups will reconvene in June to consider feedback from K-12 educators on proposed revisions to South Dakota’s math and English language arts standards and make any necessary changes. A toolkit is available to help guide districts in discussing proposed revisions. The deadline for providing feedback is May 15.

Both sets of standards will receive four public hearings before the state Board of Education during the 2017-18 school year.

If the board approves the proposed standards, 2018-19 would be capacity-building years for revised ELA standards, with educators expected to teach to the new standards in school year 2019-20. Students would be assessed on the new standards for the first time in spring 2020.

Pending board approval, capacity-building for revised math standards would take place 2018-20. Educators would be expected to teach to the new standards in school year 2020-21, and students would be assessed on the new standards for the first time in spring 2021.

Find detailed information on the revision process for both sets of standards on the Department of Education website:

 
     
 

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