School Choice Score: 0%
The average amount of funding that goes to students who participate in the partners in education tax credit program is about $800 per student which is not enough money to truly create opportunity for those students.
- Source: EdChoice
Charter Schools Score: 0%
Online Learning Score: 75%
The South Dakota Virtual School (SDVS) is a clearinghouse of distance courses offered by approved providers. All course offerings are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education. SDVS is open to public middle or high school students and home school students, as long as they register through their home district.
Teacher Quality Score: 62%
Objective data on student results is a significant portion of student results on teacher evaluations. Teacher ineffectiveness is not grounds for dismissal and efficacy in the classroom is not the primary element in tenure decisions. Effective teachers are ineligible for performance related bonuses.