Project: Year 7 2018–2019

South Carolina Internal Systems

SECC staff will support South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) staff with reestablishing a statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) under its new re-organization and leadership. There is a need to identify data governance procedures for various departments within the state education agency (SEA). This project aims to provide support with developing and implementing a holistic approach to managing and disseminating data among departments within the agency and external entities.

Technical Assistance Approach

SECC will assist SCDE in developing processes and tools to manage and disseminate data among departments within the agency and external entities from and to local education agencies, thus monitoring the communication and support system of the Division of Innovation and Effectiveness. This will be done by collaborating with the REL Southeast and SCDE staff to establish a system for improving data-related supports.

Impact
  • Improved intra- and interorganizational relationships with streamlined communications between the Division of Innovation and Effectiveness and local education agencies
  • Improved materials and assets related to the statewide longitudinal data system
Project State(s)

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2018 | December

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) led a conference call with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and the REL Southeast. The following areas of technical assistance (TA) support were discussed: Develop and administer a brief survey to SCDE program staff determining: (1) What data are collected? (2) What is the purpose of the data collected? (3) To whom is the collected data reported? Determine the data collected in districts/regional consortia. Identify what data resource guides/inventories currently exist on data management, data quality manuals, etc., to help build a template. Establish a data council that will be charged with identifying SCDE needs, discussing data issues, and determining the office responsible for identified data, etc. Given this revised focus, milestones will be adjusted accordingly.

On next month, REL Southeast will share 2011–2012 data system work from earlier project work. The SECC will revise the work plan for the data governance effort and receive feedback from SCDE. The project team will begin developing a draft staff data survey. The project team will identify preliminary data inventory. SECC and REL Southeast staff will participate in and facilitate SCDE data governance meetings.  

 

Previous Updates:

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) led a conference call with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and the REL Southeast. The following areas of technical assistance (TA) support were discussed: Develop and administer a brief survey to SCDE program staff determining: (1) What data are collected? (2) What is the purpose of the data collected? (3) To whom is the collected data reported? Determine the data collected in districts/regional consortia. Identify what data resource guides/inventories currently exist on data management, data quality manuals, etc., to help build a template. Establish a data council that will be charged with identifying SCDE needs, discussing data issues, and determining the office responsible for identified data, etc. Given this revised focus, milestones will be adjusted accordingly.

On next month, REL Southeast will share 2011–2012 data system work from earlier project work. The SECC will revise the work plan for the data governance effort and receive feedback from SCDE. The project team will begin developing a draft staff data survey. The project team will identify preliminary data inventory. SECC and REL Southeast staff will participate in and facilitate SCDE data governance meetings.  

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) contacted the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) for additional support in aiding the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) in gathering information on alternate certification and compiling that information for the state. The GTL Center sent the States’ Definition of “Ineffective” Teacher for the Purposes of Equitable Access Reporting document.

The SECC will work with the SCDE and the GTL Center to coordinate a follow-up telephone call to think through some of the Title II issues. The GTL Center developed a discussion guide on this topic, which is best digested in a discussion format and will be addressed during the follow-up call.