South Dakota

Location of Standards 
Administrative Rule: Article 24:58
Version of ISLLC Standards Referenced by State 
2008 version
Year of Law Passage / Rule Change 
Overview of Standards, if different from ISLLC Standards 
Six standards: Vision and Goals; Instructional Leadership; School Operations and Resources; School, Student, and Staff Safety; School and Community Relationships; Ethical and Cultural Leadership.
Use of Standards in Evaluation of School Leaders, Preparation Programs, and/or Other Purposes 
In 2013-14, the state piloted the principal effectiveness project, which uses the Framework for Effective Principals to measure principal performance. In addition, the state's higher education committee is currently redesigning principal preparation programs to align with the Framework's domains and performance components.
Presence of Principal Supervisor Standards 
Presence of Principal Supervisor Job Description 
[1] South Dakota Department of Education. (2013). Principal effectiveness pilot project. Retrieved from [2] South Dakota Department of Education. (2013). South Dakota principal effectiveness handbook: Draft state model for principal evaluation. Retrieved from
Year of Adoption of Principal Supervisor Policy Standards 
Location of Principal Supervisor Policy Standards (regulation, statute, etc.)