Pierre, SD (KELO-AM The 2014 South Dakota Report Card highlighting school performance shows college readiness in math and english slightly lower than last year.
Because South Dakota students participated in a field test of the new Smarter Balanced assessment last spring, there will be no new test results included in this year’s Report Card. Test results at the school, district and state levels will be reported again in the summer of 2015.
Various indicators used to measure school performance are included in the Report Card. Some of this year’s highlights include:
- Almost 90 percent of eligible students completed high school, with just under 83 percent doing so in four years. These numbers are nearly steady from last year.
- Just over 67 percent of South Dakota students who took the ACT met the South Dakota Board of Regents’ benchmark in math. Just over 75 percent of students met the benchmark in English. These numbers provide an indication of college readiness and are just slightly lower than last year (68.08 percent and 76.64 percent, respectively).