DOE Logo         (605) 773-3134      Contact Us

Teacher Effectiveness:
State-Recommended Model

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. The resources at the bottom provide an overview of that recommended system.

Training Module
Using an alternative system:

Districts may choose to use their own systems of teacher evaluation aligned to the state model. Through a crosswalk process, districts must demonstrate that their system aligns to the state's standards for teaching (Danielson Framework) and includes a measure of student growth. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 before the school year in which the district intends to implement the alternative system.