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The SC Education Oversight CommitteeThe South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is an independent, nonpartisan group made up of 18 educators, business people, and elected officials who have been appointed by the legislature and governor to enact the South Carolina Education Accountability Act of 1998. The Act sets standards for improving the state's K-12 educational system.
The EOC provides regular, routine and ongoing review of the state's education improvement process, assesses how our schools are doing and evaluates the standards our schools must meet to build the education system needed to compete in the next century. The committee accomplishes its work through three subcommittees and the full committee. Each of the subcommittees addresses issues that support higher levels of student achievement. Source: http://www.eoc.sc.gov/
How Schools are Scored
Excellent – School performance substantially exceeds the standards for progress toward the 2010 SC Performance Goal.
Good – School performance exceeds the standards for progress toward the 2010 SC Performance Goal.
Average – School performance meets the standards for progress toward the 2010 SC Performance Goal.
Below Average – School is in jeopardy of not meeting the standards for progress toward the 2010 SC Performance Goal.
At Risk – School performance fails to meet the standards for progress toward the 2010 SC Performance Goal.
What is a Low Performing (At Risk) School?A schools is designated as "low-performing" or "failing" when it fails to meet the standards for progress. Scores on standardized tests, and graduation and high dropout rates are factors in grading a school. Statistics show that schools labeled as underperforming are disproportionately located in disadvantaged areas.
Think you can’t make a difference in the lives of students? Think again!NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign needs the energy and passion of everyone, especially community members, to ensure every student has access to a great public school. Many of today’s students face tremendous challenges to academic success. The Priority Schools Campaign is NEA members and the community working together in struggling schools to address those challenges, increase graduation rates, and close gaps in academic achievement for all students. Read More
December 1, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined NEA President Dennis Van Roekel for a classroom visit and roundtable discussion on school reform at G. James Gholson Middle School in Landover, Md. The school is part of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign, an initiative highlighting effective reform in America’s struggling schools.