ERIC Number: ED479212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Education Watch: South Dakota. Key Education Facts and Figures. Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity. From Elementary School through College.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This document presents state-level data on South Dakota's K-college education, including demographic distribution across each educational level, participation and success in Advanced Placement, percentage of students taking high-level courses, school funding gaps, and high school and college graduation rates. South Dakota's 2002 Stanford 9 results show an average national percentile rank of 65 for 4th grade reading and an average national percentile rank of 69 for 8th grade mathematics. South Dakota did not participate in either the 4th grade reading or 8th grade mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress. Native American students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement test taking, while white students take them at high rates. Native Americans are also underrepresented in gifted and talented programs and over-represented in special education. About 48 percent of South Dakota's high school students enroll in college, compared to 54 percent nationwide. Native American students graduate from the state college at a significantly lower rate than students from other groups. Over one in five South Dakota secondary classes are taught by teachers lacking a major or minor in the field. Districts with the highest child poverty rates, and those with the highest minority enrollments, have the most state and local dollars to spend per student. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Skills, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, Reading Skills, State Standards, Student Placement, Teacher Competencies, White Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress