Rule 24:43:02:06 Accreditation review.

          24:43:02:06.  Accreditation review. At the conclusion of the five-year cycle, at a time mutually agreed upon, any public school district or nonpublic school that is eligible for continued state accreditation shall undergo a comprehensive review by the Department of Education to:


          (1)  Assess progress with the comprehensive improvement plan;


          (2)  Review the public school district or nonpublic school's performance during the preceding five years, including the documented academic performance of its students;


          (3)  Provide a general assessment of educational practices;


          (4)  Make recommendations regarding the review findings for the purpose of improving educational practices beyond the level of minimum compliance to foster practices of continuous improvement; and


          (5)  Determine that the public school district or nonpublic school, including all related schools and programs, is in compliance with state laws and administrative rules.


          Source: 31 SDR 178, adopted May 4, 2005, effective July 1, 2005; 33 SDR 55, effective October 2, 2006; 40 SDR 40, effective September 11, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 13-1-12.1, 13-3-1.4, 13-3-47, 13-13-18.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 13-1-12.1.