2011 Delivering Well Prepared Teachers Policy
The state should use a licensing test to verify that all new teachers meet its professional standards.
South Dakota requires all new teachers to pass a popular pedagogy test from the Praxis series in order to attain licensure.
Verify that commercially available tests of pedagogy actually align with state standards.
South Dakota should ensure that its selected test of professional knowledge measures the knowledge and skills the state expects new teachers to have.
South Dakota recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.