Dashboard provides data on students' education after high school

October 3, 2019

A Board of Regents online dashboard answers questions about where South Dakota high school students are attending college or postsecondary education in the state.

Education professionals, parents, and students can view the High School Transition Report Dashboard (HSTR-D) to see trends and aggregate information about transitions to postsecondary education in the state.

The dashboard replaces the earlier district mailers with a central source of public data related to SDBOR’s annual HSTR analysis. With this tool, readers may explore – for any of the state’s school districts – data related to students’ first-year academic outcomes in the public university system.

The Board of Regents provides this information so that school administrators, guidance counselors, and parents will be able to make informed decisions about how best to prepare current students for a meaningful postsecondary experience.

Specifically, the HSTR-D includes any regental student who:

  1. graduated from a South Dakota high school during the immediately preceding school year (OR) was a South Dakota resident completing a home school program during the immediately preceding school year; (AND)
  2. was admitted to a regental baccalaureate or associate’s degree program; (AND)
  3. was a first-time college student.

It is important to understand that this report is only one source of information that high schools may use to assess the preparation of their students for postsecondary education. This tool does not report on districts’ entire populations of graduates, does not analyze high schools’ course offerings, and does not compare the overall quality of high schools.‚Äč