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Expanded Educator Evaluation and Support System


News & Updates SCDE's New Teacher Evaluation

Visit our MEMBERS ONLY PAGE for member resources and information about the new evaluation, Student Learning Objectives and filing Appeals if you disagree with your final score.

On June 11, 2014, the state board approved the new 2014 South Carolina Expanded Educator Support and Evaluation System. This system calls for data-driven improvements to ADEPT. There are several important changes to note.

The new model provides for an evaluation system that is "valid, reliable, and fair"; it promises to use "valid measures"; it promises to provide educators with  "clear, timely, and useful feedback"; the results will inform personnel decisions (starting with the 2015-2016 year); and teachers have the right to file an appeal.

Coming in 2014-2015:

The SCEA will team with SCDE and SCASA to begin training LEAs on the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) for calculating growth scores for teachers in non-tested grades and subjects.

The SCDE will select a value-added vendor and a vendor to supply a teacher observation rubric and a comprehensive evaluation database system. Vendors will be selected based on competitive bidding through the normal state procurement procedures.

The SCDE will develop and release business rules to guide local implementation.

The SCDE will develop and release opt-out criteria for LEAs.


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