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Report Card appeal window open through Sept. 3

Schools now have access to their 2019-20 Report Card data via SD-STARS. At this time, access is being provided to school district personnel only; the public version of the Report Card will not be available until Oct. 7, after any appeals have been finalized.

What districts should do now

  • Your Accountability Team may begin reviewing Report Card data. Log on at https://doestars.sd.gov. If you have problems logging in or accessing the Report Card, please contact STARSHelp@state.sd.us. Only personnel who have been assigned the Accountability role by your district’s SD-STARS Account Manager will have access. For directions on how to assign accountability permissions, go to: https://doestars.sd.gov/ContentDetails.aspx?t=c&id=1119.

  • Aug. 25, 28, Sept. 1, 3 – Take advantage of one of the Accountability Report Card Office Hours offered – the purpose of which is to provide an opportunity for school district staff to ask questions and receive technical assistance regarding the data in the report card. Districts received registration information in an Aug. 20 email from the Department of Education:
    • Aug. 25, 2 p.m. CT, via Zoom
    • Aug. 28, 9 a.m. CT, via Zoom
    • Sept. 1, 2 p.m. CT, via Zoom
    • Sept. 3, 2 p.m. CT, via Zoom
  • Aug. 20-Sept 3, 5 p.m. CT – This is the official and ONLY time period for districts to appeal errors in their 2019-20 Report Card data. The deadline to submit appeals is Thursday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m. CT. An Appeal Form, which includes the instructions for the appeal process, was emailed to districts Aug. 20.

  • Report Card Documents – You can find the updated documents to help you with the validation of your data here: https://doe.sd.gov/reportcard/
  • Questions? Email DOE.Accountability@state.sd.us or call 605-773-3134.


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