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Gill, Matt; Outka, Janeen; McCorkle, Mary – South Dakota Department of Education, 2015
Student growth is one of two essential components of South Dakota's Teacher and Principal Effectiveness Systems. In the state systems, student growth is defined as a positive change in student achievement between two or more points in time. "The South Dakota SLO Handbook" provides support and guidance to public schools and school…
Descriptors: Guides, Public Schools, School Districts, Statistical Analysis
South Dakota Department of Education, 2015
The South Dakota Department of Education (DOE) collects education records from local schools and districts in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. This policy document establishes the procedures and protocols for accessing, maintaining, disclosing, and disposing of confidential data records, including data records containing…
Descriptors: Information Policy, Data, Access to Information, Confidentiality
South Dakota Department of Education, 2012
The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE, 2005) defines response to intervention (RTI) as the practice of providing high-quality instruction and intervention based on a student's needs, changing instruction and/or goals through frequent monitoring of progress, and applying the student response data to important…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Models, At Risk Students
South Dakota Department of Education, 2010
The Technical Institutes experienced record enrollment in 2009-2010. Nearly 6,000 students were enrolled across the system--an increase of 18 percent over the previous year. In the fall of 2010, for the first time ever, the four schools have more than 6,000 students between them. The Technical Institutes are able to provide quality education and…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Enrollment, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education
South Dakota Department of Education, 2010
South Dakota has many things to be proud of: Its students consistently outperform their peers on national assessments. The state has a high graduation rate, and it ranks among the top states in the nation for students going on to postsecondary. Credit for these achievements goes to the state's local school districts. This annual report covers key…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, National Competency Tests, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
South Dakota Department of Education, 2007
The purpose of the study was to assess the status of elementary health and health education in public schools throughout South Dakota during the 2005-2006 school year. The study was designed to provide current data collected from both elementary and secondary school principals and teachers regarding health and physical education curricula,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Principals, Elementary School Teachers
South Dakota Department of Education, 2005
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…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, State Departments of Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality
South Dakota Department of Education, 2005
In the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, PL 105-268, the U.S. Congress established a new requirement for all local agencies with a federally funded National School Lunch program. The local agencies are required to develop and implement wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity by the start of the 2006-07…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Wellness, Physical Activities, Nutrition
Larsen, Ann – South Dakota Department of Education, 2004
This report contains the results of the self-assessment and the validation of the self-assessment by Special Education Programs. The report addresses six principles: (1) General Supervision; (2) Free Appropriate Public Education; (3) Appropriate Evaluation; (4) Procedural Safeguards; (5) Individualized Education Program; and (6) Least Restrictive…
Descriptors: Public Education, Private Schools, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Education Programs
South Dakota Department of Education, 2004
The South Dakota Assessment System provides information for schools to use in evaluating their teaching and curriculum as well as allowing parents to monitor their child's progress. All public schools in South Dakota test students according to South Dakota Codified Law 13-3-55, which was adopted in January 1997 and amended in January 2003. This…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Achievement Tests, State Standards