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State Personnel Development Grant

SPDG Project Goal

Develop a systematic, cohesive, collaborative, and sustainable evidence-based literacy model for struggling readers, especially students with specific learning disabilities, grades K-5. This system must use data driven decision making to ensure interventions and instruction are appropriate and effective. The use of evidence-based literacy strategies and strategies that support family engagement are also required pieces of this grant. Schools will be using the Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework as well as instructional coaches to ensure fidelity and sustainability of the grant’s elements over time.

SD SPDG Schools:

  • Rapid City, Knollwood Elementary
  • Rapid City, South Park Elementary
  • Rapid City, South Canyon Elementary
  • Rapid City, Rapid Valley Elementary
  • Rapid City, Valley View Elementary
  • Rapid City, Black Hawk Elementary
  • Rapid City, Wilson Elementary
  • Rapid City, Meadowbrook Elementary
  • Watertown, Jefferson Elementary
  • Watertown, Lincoln Elementary
  • Watertown, McKinley Elementary
  • Watertown, Mellette Elementary
  • Watertown, Roosevelt Elementary
  • Hot Springs Elementary
  • Sisseton Westside Elementary
  • Milbank Koch Elementary
  • Iroquois Elementary


MTSS/RTI Contacts:

Literacy Contacts:

Coaching Contacts

Family Engagement

Data and Evaluation Contacts