School performance index to drop two criteria in South Dakota

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

South Dakota’s public schools won’t be judged on teacher effectiveness and school climate.

The state Board of Education learned today that South Dakota would be allowed to drop the two criteria from the school performance index.

The U.S. Department of Education approved those changes as part of South Dakota’s flexibility waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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