Department of Education



Article 24:15 and Section 24:53:07:12 (secondary CTE certification), Article 24:43 (end of course exams and summer credits), and Article 24:55 (public school accountability system)

The effect of the rules in article 24:15 and section 24:53:07:12 (secondary CTE certification) will be to provide additional and consistent options for secondary career and technical education (CTE) teachers to become certified to teach CTE courses. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to simplify and clean up the secondary CTE certification process. The effect of the rules in article 24:43 (end of course exams) will be to clean up language and eliminate the requirement that a student taking a high school course from a qualified teacher before grade nine pass a state-approved assessment before credit can be awarded, which will allow a school district to determine if the student has met the same criteria required for credit to be awarded to high school students in the district. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to return local control to school districts in regard to whether a student taking a high school course before grade nine has met the criteria for passage of the course and awarding of credit. The effect of the rules in article 24:43 (section 24:43:11:17 – summer credits) is to require the acceptance of credit for summer courses taken from an accredited school system documentation and notice of any decision that the credits do not meet graduation requirements. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to encourage innovation outside of the traditional school calendar in preparing students for college and careers. The effect of changes to article 24:55 (public school accountability system) is to update certain components of the accountability system to provide a more in-depth measure of public school performance. The reason for adopting the proposed rules is to make the rules consistent with South Dakota’s current Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver.

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Intermin Rules Hearing
Agency Contact: Ferne Haddock
mail to: DOEAdminRules@state.sd.us
Important Dates
Public Hearing:
Comment Deadline:
Interim Rules Committee Hearing:
Filed-Secretary of State:
Rule Effective:
11/16/2015
11/13/2015
12/14/2015
12/18/2015
01/07/2016