Using SY 2015-16 for planning/capacity building
Districts that choose to use SY 2015-16 as a planning, training and capacity building year will be required to submit a plan demonstrating how the district will build capacity and train staff during SY 2015-16, in order to be fully implementing by the start of SY 2016-17. The plan will specifically need to address the use of both professional practices and student growth. The action plan is due on June 30, 2015. Click here to download the plan.
Using an alternative system (crosswalk)
Districts may choose to use their own systems of principal evaluation aligned to the state model. Through a crosswalk process, districts must demonstrate that their system aligns to the South Dakota Framework for Effective Principals and includes a measure of student growth.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 before the school year in which the district intends to implement the alternative system. Download the application and crosswalk.
|Principal Effectiveness Resources:|
|Framework for Effective Principals|
|Glossary of Terms|
|Principal Effectiveness Handbook|
|Principal Effectiveness FAQs|
|Student Learning Objectives Guidebook|
|Principal Effectiveness Pilot Project|
|Principal Effectiveness Crosswalk|
|SLOs: Frequently Asked Questions|
|Educator Effectiveness Assurance Form|
|Gap Analysis and Planning Guide|
|State Requirements Checklist|
|Professional Practice Rubrics|
|South Dakota’s Principal Effectiveness Model|
|SD Framework for Effective Principals: Unpacking the Standards|