User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


39° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Winter weather returns early this week.  Storm Center Update

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Scores Low In Education Publication Report

January 14, 2011, 5:05 PM by Katie Janssen

SD Scores Low In Education Publication Report
SIOUX FALLS, SD - There's a new report from Education Week on the state of education, and South Dakota received one of the lowest grades in the nation.

The review by the national publication gives South Dakota a D+ and it's mostly due to college readiness rates and state education spending.

South Dakota, Nebraska and Washington D.C. all received a D+ on the report. Thirty-six states received a C+ to C- and 12 states received a B+ to B-. No state received an A or an F in their overall score this year.

The report is based on six criteria. The first is chance for success, and the state scored above average for things like early foundations and adult outcomes.

Next is standards, assessments, and accountability, and South Dakota received an average score.

In K-12 achievement, South Dakota came up lower than average with a D+.

But in transitions and alignment, the state received a D-. In college readiness, South Dakota scored an F, and got a D- in early childhood education.

School finance was given a D+. Equity was rated above average, but the state received another failing grade in spending.

And finally, the teaching profession category was given a D, with accountability for quality and incentives receiving below average grades.

South Dakota is among the best in the nation in the chance for success category. It's also not alone when it comes to low marks in K-12 achievement, the teaching profession and school finance. The only state to get an A in school finance is Wyoming.

Last year, the same report gave South Dakota an overall grade of C-.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Dominic Fischer Found Dead During Search

12/17/2014 12:07 PM

Searchers discovered the body of Dominic Fischer in a field on Wednesday.

Full Story
Alexis Vanbochove Has Passed Away

12/17/2014 10:47 AM

According to her family, 4-year-old Alexis Vanbochove passed away early Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Rapid City Police Search For Three Men Following Violent Home Invasion

12/17/2014 8:20 PM

Rapid City Police are searching for three suspects after a violent home invasion Wednesday afternoon.

Full Story
Man Missing After Vehicle Slides Into Ditch

12/16/2014 9:50 PM

Dominic Fischer was one of three people in a vehicle that slid into a ditch due to bad road and weather conditions, several miles north east of M...

Full Story
Pierre Teenager Convicted Of Murder Is Sentenced

12/16/2014 3:45 PM

A Pierre teenager convicted of killing a classmate in 2012 has been sentenced.

Full Story


Events