Anderson leads literacy at DSU

Dr. Katie Anderson, a professor at Dakota State University was contacted by 

the S.D. Department of Education to be part of a  group of educators to develop literacy framework in South Dakota


The group, which collaborated with an advisory team and the S.D. Dept. of Education, held writing retreats and monthly Zoom meetings, and regularly communicated and shared resources.   

The South Dakota Literacy Framework includes six components: leadership for implementation, assessment/data-based decision making, professional learning, classroom instruction, tiered instruction, and Department of Education literacy support. 

Anderson has received positive feedback and excitement about the new framework from school districts.


The framework also touches on the role of parent and family engagement with learning and reading. Offering a simple example, Anderson recommends parents start by reading to their kids and help them develop their vocabulary.