South Dakota’s 4th-grade reading scores on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress were down two points from 2009, while the national averaged stayed steady.
Students make significant gains on AP exams
More South Dakota students are taking Advanced Placement exams and are performing better on those exams, according to a report recently released by the College Board.
South Dakota 2010 School Health Profiles now available
Coordinated School Health has released the 2010 School Health Profiles. Data from the profiles is useful for grant writing, planning purposes and in advocating for a healthier school environment.
School libraries: Moving forward in the 21st century
The South Dakota State Library is forming a statewide taskforce to formally and annually recognize school districts that have libraries that meet the characteristics of 21st century school libraries.
Districts receive EPSCoR grants for STEM projects
Ten South Dakota organizations will receive a total of $200,000 to enhance, expand and develop new opportunities in secondary career and technical education, specifically in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.