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Content Standards:
Social Studies Standards Revision 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, and post-secondary staff, administration, instructional coaches/curriculum directors, parents, businesses, and industries.

Social Studies Standards Review and Supporting Documents (Available August 2021)
Proposed Social Studies Standards Submit Public Comments
Workgroup Meetings
Workdays: June 14-18, 2021 - Drifter's Event Center 325 Hustan Ave. Fort Pierre, SD June 14 Notes
June 15 Notes
June 16 Notes
June 17 Notes
June 18 Notes
June 14 Presentation
June 15 Presentation
June 16 Presentation
June 17 Presentation
June 18 Presentation
Workdays: June 21-23, 2021 - Drifter's Event Center 325 Hustan Ave. Fort Pierre, SD June 21 Notes
June 22 Notes
June 23 Notes
June 21 Presentation
June 22 Presentation
June 23 Presentation

Standards Revision and Adoption Timeline
Four Public Hearings
Approved by BOES
Capacity Building
Teach to Standards
Social Studies 2021-2022 Spring 2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 No State Assessment

Documents Used in the Standards Review Process
Standards Revision Process

Proposed Social Studies Standards (Available August 2021)
K-12 Social Studies Introduction
K-12 Social Studies Standards (Summer 2021 )

Social Studies Standards Revision Workgroup Members
Morgan Larson, Canistota School District Monique Keck, Spearfish School District
Haley Dressler, Rapid City Area Schools Denise Allen, Langford Area School District
Megan Deal, Pierre School District Eric Reynolds, Edgemont School District
Teri Kinsley, Jones County School District Roberta Bizardie, Todd County School District
Melinda Geiszler, Rutland School District Sherri Rawstern, Dacotah Prairie Museum
Ali Tonsfeldt, Fort Sisseton Historic State Park Claire Beck, Kadoka Area School District
Fred Osborn, Office of Indian Education Kirstin Livermont, Rapid City Area Schools
Andrea Stanosheck, Yankton School District Kris Johnson, Sisseton Middle School
Jordan Esmay, Belle Fourche School District Darcy Higbee, Rapid City Area Schools
Paige Wright, Harrisburg School District Betsy Schamber, Dakota State University
Andrew Stewart, Dakota Valley Public School Ladonna Mielke, Mobridge Pollock School District
Madeleine Gonsoir, Aberdeen School District Dr. Sherry Johnson, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Shaun Nielsen, Rapid City Area Schools Erin McBurney, Watertown Middle School
Carissa VanderLey, Chamberlain High School Sarah Jacobs, SD Agricultural Heritage Museum/South Dakota National History Day
Dr. Stephen Jackson, University of Sioux Falls Judy Rapp, Retired Social Studies Teacher
Kim McCullough, Brookings School District Grant Lolley, Bison Community Schools
Senator Jim Bolin, South Dakota Legislator Kelsey Lovseth, Brookings School District
Carrie Huber, Rapid City Area Schools Cara Phelps, Rapid City Area Schools
Lisa Forcier, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Dr. Joel Johnson, Augustana University
Paul Harens, Retired Teacher Wade Juracek, Colome School District
Rebecca Loutsch, Gayville-Volin School District Justin Palmer, Brookings School District
Michael Nankervis, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School District Michael Kane, Belle Fourche School District
Beth Ratway, American Institutes for Research, project facilitator Melinda Johnson, SD Department of Education, Social Studies Revision project lead