South Dakota Education System Profile


NCCC Liaison

Michelle Glodt



The South Dakota Department of Education is dedicated to four overarching aspirations for students:
      Students enter 4th grade proficient in reading.
      Students enter 9th grade proficient in math.
      Increase the academic success of Native American students.
      Students graduate high school ready for the postsecondary and the workforce.
By supporting its Focus and Priority Schools with a focus on shared leadership, data-driven decision making, and targeted interventions, SD DOE is making a difference for students. Through the collaborative projects with NCCC, South Dakota is moving its vision forward.

south dakota Collaboration Projects


See the exciting school improvement work that is being done in the South Dakota Department of Education. South Dakota LEAP is an online interactive self-improvement planning tool for school teams to inform, coach, sustain, track and report improvement activities as they develop their improvement plan & then manage the continuous improvement process. South Dakota LEAP is premised on the belief that school improvement is best accomplished when directed by the people closest to the students!

South Dakota LEAP


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