2017 PPI Score
School Choice Score: 0%
South Dakota’s Partners in Education Tax Credit Program was enacted in 2016, launched in 2016, and began providing scholarships in 2016–17. This program provides tax credits to insurance companies that donate to nonprofit scholarship granting organizations, which provide private school scholarships to students who meet the income and grade requirements.
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%
Delivering Well Prepared Teachers D-
Expanding the Pool of Teachers D+
Identifying Effective Teachers F
Retaining Effective Teachers D
Exiting Ineffective Teachers F