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ERIC Number: ED485626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Message from the Governor and State Education Secretary. South Dakota Department of Education 2003-2004 Annual Report
South Dakota Department of Education
South Dakota's Department of Education aims to put kids first. In order to do that, efforts are focused on promoting leadership and service among administrators and educators, who touch the lives of children on a daily basis. The department has identified seven goals for 2004-05 to ensure that South Dakota students have the best educational opportunities available. They are as follows: (1) maintaining high quality schools; (2) enhancing professional development for educators; (3) preparing high school students for successful post-secondary education; (4) communicating effectively with schools and families; (5) developing systems, and standards for preschool education; (6) institution of regional Education Service Agencies; and (7) improving Native American student achievement. South Dakota students routinely score better than the national average on tests that compare their knowledge with students around the country. Supported by a dedicated, high-quality teaching force and access to the most up-to-date technology, our students enter post-secondary education or the workforce with a solid start. (Contains numerous tables, graphs, and pie charts, illustrating statistics gathered on such topics as, student enrollment, attendance, graduation, standardized state test scores, and student post secondary Technical Institutes completion rates.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Department of Education