The South Dakota Department of Education recently released its proposed education plan as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, reports KOTA News. In the development stages of the plan, state officials met with a variety of stakeholders including school administrators, teachers, students, parents, legislators, school board members, tribal representatives and others.
The proposed plan intends to support student growth through a variety of measures. For example, the state’s high schools will have their accountability indicator expanded when college and career readiness are concerned. Schools will receive recognition for offering dual credit courses, Advanced Placement courses and exams, and more.
Middle and elementary schools in the state will have an accountability indicator to help promote safety and health within the schools. Additional measures will allow schools to place a higher emphasis on work-based experiences and measuring performance by level of learning rather than grade levels.
Public comment on the plan is open until June 30, 2017.
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