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Content Standards: Under Review

Academic content standards provide a road map for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade. South Dakota's content standards are reviewed regularly, as required by state law. Standards in the content areas noted below are currently under review.

The review process involves a series of four public hearings hosted by the South Dakota Board of Education Standards and held over a period of at least six months.

Persons interested in providing feedback on the proposed content standards have several options to do so. Written public comment may be provided online by following the links below. Written comment may also be mailed to the Department of Education, ATTN: Public Comment, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501. Finally, individuals may provide testimony by appearing in-person or remotely at one of the four public hearings.

Registration to testify at the November 21, 2022, public hearing will open November 4, 2022. Register on the Boards and Commissions website.

Board of Education Standards' public hearing schedule

  • Nov. 21, 2022, 9 a.m. (Central), Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls
  • 2023 dates and locations TBD
  • Details for each board meeting are posted on the state's Boards and Commissions website

Content Standards Currently Under Review
Social Studies Standards
CTE Standards