The official newsletter for SD-STARS - April 2021
Update on assessments and report card
The South Dakota Department of Education continues to work with the U.S. Department of Education regarding accountability waivers. It's not likely that all the waivers we requested in February will be granted, but we anticipate several will be. Here is what we know at this point:
Fundamentals of Data Use Course: Questions and Answers
The time is drawing near for an opportunity to learn more about data analysis, all while earning a graduate credit! This June, the South Dakota Department of Education, in cooperation with the University of South Dakota, is offering a graduate-level course called Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators.
Fundamentals of Using Data for Educators
Session #1: Tuesday, June 8th, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CT
Session #2: Thursday, June 10th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CT
Session #3: Thursday, June 17th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CT
SAM Corner: Year-end sign off and accountability permissions
Training for new power users
SD-STARS invited 10 districts to learn how to use STARS Analytics. STARS Analytics is a new feature that allows those with Power User permissions to create reports for their district using data found in SD-STARS. Participants will attend a two-day training April 27-28.
Workshop: new STARS Certified Trainers
No newsletter in June
STARS Certified Trainers
South Dakota STARS Connections is a bi-monthly publication for South Dakota administrators and teachers, produced by the South Dakota Department of Education. This publication is intended to communicate news and events regarding the South Dakota Student Teacher Accountability and Reporting System (SD-STARS), our Statewide Longitudinal Data System. To view an online edition of this newsletter, go to doe.sd.gov/publications.aspx.
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