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Principal Effectiveness:
State-Recommended Model

Building on previous work, South Dakota's Commission on Teaching and Learning has developed principal standards and a model system for evaluating principals. In August 2017, the Board of Education passed revised rules to focus on Professional Practices.

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.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 before the school year in which the district intends to implement the alternative system.
Application and crosswalk.