World Language Standards Process

The South Dakota Standards revision process and timeline is adopted by the State Board of Education for review of standards in all contents. This review process allows stakeholders to review current standards and make adjustments to the standards on a 5-7 year rotation. Review teams consist of representatives from k-12, special education, post-secondary, administration, instructional coach/curriculum director, parents or business and industry.

World Language Standards Review Meetings
June 13, 14, 15 8:30-4:30 p.m. Central
Pierre- MacKay Building/Library Commons
Meeting Notes Presentation
June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central
Pierre- Capitol Lake Visitor Center
Meeting Notes
Documents Used in the Standards Review Process
Quality Standards Checklist
Standards Review Process
Standards Revision and Adoption Timeline
Four Public Hearings
Approved by BOES
Capacity Building
Teach to Standards
World Language
Spring 2019
Local Assessments
Proposed World Language Standards
K-12 World Language Introduction
K-12 World Language Standards (summer 2017)

World Language Work Group Members
Elementary (K-5)
Tracy Vik Sioux Falls Administrator- Lead
Leticia Miranda-Blanco Sioux Falls Teacher
Tony Burke Sioux Falls Parent
Belinda Joe Crow Creek Tribal Teacher
Florencia Nievas Sioux Falls Teacher
Shirley Vargas SD Dept. of Education Intern Teacher
Middle School (6-8)
Laura Vidler University of South Dakota Post-Secondary Professor– Lead
Jose Alvarez South Dakota State University Post-Secondary Professor
Molly Enz South Dakota State University Post-Secondary Professor
Alecia Leick Tri-Valley Teacher
Christi Garst-Santos South Dakota State University Post-Secondary Professor
Andrea Soto Tri-Valley Teacher
High School (9-10)
Dora Jung Sioux Falls Teacher-- Lead
Kelly Brose Sioux Falls Catholic Teacher
Tara Hofer Northern State University
Center for Statewide E-Learning
Gayla Martens Northern State University
Center for Statewide E-Learning
Shana Smidt Menno Teacher
High School (11-12)
Krista Bruggeman Lennox Teacher – Lead
Angela Giffin Rapid City Teacher
Samuel Ogdie Augustana Univeristy Post-Secondary Professor
Teresa Berndt SD Department of Education World Language Review- Project Lead