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South Dakota NCLB Implementation Status

Here is a snapshot of South Dakota's implementation status in complying with the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB/ESEA) in the following areas: state accountability plans, percentage of teachers and paraprofessionals who have met the "highly qualified" definitions under NCLB as of 2005-06, and state standards and assessment plans.

You will also find links to two charts -– one that illustrates the gap between authorized and actual federal funding of Title I (under ESEA) and another that shows the percentage of schools in the state that did not make "Adequate Yearly Progress" and are in improvement/corrective action status.

Accountability Plan

Each time the U.S. Department of Education responds by letter to a state's request to amend its accountability plan, the letter is posted on this Education Dept. Web site page.

Highly Qualified Teacher Plan Status

Approved?  Yes

The Department of Education has posted the "Revised State Plans for Highly Qualified Teachers" submitted by each state on this Education Dept. Web site page.

Percentage of Teachers Meeting NCLB "Highly Qualified" Requirements:

Elementary: 97.7%
Secondary: 95.2%

Percentage of Title I Paraprofessionals Meeting NCLB "Qualified" Requirements:


Standards and Assessment Plan Status

Approved?   No, approval pending; mandatory oversight



  • Chart showing gap between South Dakota's authorized and actual Title 1 funds, 2002 to 2009
  • Chart showing percentages of South Dakota schools not making AYP, 2005 to 2008