Teacher and Principal Effectiveness: State-Recommended Models

Teacher Effectiveness

South Dakota’s Commission on Teaching and Learning has developed a model system for teacher evaluation that includes a focus on professional practices and a focus on student growth as measured by student learning objectives, or SLOs.
Teacher Effectiveness Crosswalk
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Principal Effectiveness

Building on previous work, South Dakota’s Commission on Teaching and Learning has developed principal standards and a model system for evaluating principals that includes a focus on both professional practices and student growth.
Principal Effectiveness Crosswalk
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Frontline Education

Frontline Education gives public school districts access to a complete online observation and evaluation management system, high-quality training over the South Dakota Framework for Teaching, and observation training and assessment for administrators. Click here to learn more.

State-Provided PD and Technical Assistance

The South Dakota Department of Education will provide professional development and technical assistance to support districts as they work to implement teacher and principal effectiveness systems. Click here for schedule of planned opportunities beginning January 2014.

Counselor Evaluation Document

Please note that the Counselor Evaluation is NOT part of the Waiver, but simply a tool designed specifically for counselors based on the Charlotte Danielson Framework. To view the entire School Counselor Evaluation Tool. Read a complete copy of the SD Comprehensive Counseling Model.


For more information, contact Matt Gill, Department of Education, at 605-773-8193.