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S.D. Department of Education Changes Criteria for Evaluating Public Schools

South Dakota officially has new criteria for what makes a successful public school. 

The state Board of Education Standards on Monday approved rules for public school accountability in accordance with the new federal K-12 education law.

More changes are likely as the state looks for other ways to assess school quality, but Monday’s vote officially pushed South Dakota schools into the era of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).