The South Dakota state standards are reviewed on a cycle approved by the State Board of Education as per SD codified law 13-3-48.  The core content standards are reviewed every seven years.  The current SD Standards for English Language arts were adopted in March 2018. This means it is time to begin the unpacking of  ELA standards and development of support resources.

 The unpacking and resource development process will take place during the summer 2018.

The state is soliciting approximately 50 committee members comprised of k-12 educators, post-secondary educators, administrators or curriculum directors. Applications will be taken through April 16, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. 

Work-group members will be reimbursed for travel expenses and paid for work completed.   Work group members must participate in ALL of the following meetings in Pierre, SD:

 2018 Summer Dates:
  • June 5, 6, 7
  • July 16, 17, 18
Work-group members will be identified and notified by May 1, 2018.   Please answer the following questions to apply: 

* 1. Are you able to attend ALL the standards unpacking and development meetings?   
June 5, 6, 7 
 July 16, 17, 18

* 2. First Name:

* 3. Last name.

* 4. E-mail address:

* 5. Phone Number:

* 6. Home Address, City, State, Zip Code

* 7.  


* 8. Which grade level team would you like to be a part of?  

* 9. Which group do you represent?

* 10. Did you participate in the ELA standards summer review work group in 2016?