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South Dakota Schools Get Their Report Card

August 15, 2012, 5:04 PM by Nicole Winters

South Dakota Schools Get Their Report Card

As South Dakota students get ready for the first day of school, districts across the state are getting their 2012 report card.

Under the No Child Left Behind Law, the Dakota STEP tests were the sole indicator of student achievement.

62,000 students in grades third through eighth and eleventh graders took the tests.

Math and reading scores show a slight up tick across the board. 75.5 percent of students scored either proficient or advanced in reading. In Math, 76.7 percent scored proficient or advanced.

Despite those improvements, the state's graduation rate dropped slightly to 83.16.

Now that the state has the okay to opt out of No Child Left Behind, schools will use multiple indicators including: academic growth of students, teacher and principal effectiveness, school climate and college and career readiness.

If you'd like to take a closer look at your district's individual score, click here.

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