Creating and Expanding Remediation Coursework
Maintaining and growing an educated workforce requires that we prepare our young people for college and work to ensure their continued academic success. Unfortunately, the South Dakota Board of Regents has found that over 800 of our students each year are in need of remedial coursework at a cost of nearly $900.
South Dakota Wins will help identify students' academic deficiencies before they leave high school, eliminating the need for expensive and time consuming remedial courses in college. Furthermore, students can now take extensive credit recovery courses through the South Dakota Virtual School. These courses not only provide a more extensive academic assessment and diagnosis than either ACT or the statewide assessment, they also allow students to retake only the course components in which they need remediation.
Courses are available in Algebra I & II, Biology, Chemistry, Consumer Math, Earth Science, Economics, English Language Arts, Geometry, US History, Physical Science, US Government, and Geography.
Many of the online courses also include audio resources that can “read” content to students along with 8 different language translation options.