The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), with support from the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), has developed a school improvement framework, which is under review by SCDE senior-level administration. The SECC is continuing to provide support by assisting the SCDE in the development of an evaluation of the Transformation Coach Program in the state.
The SECC is assisting SCDE with a work session for SECC and SCDE teams to outline the Transformation Coach Program data collection needs, crafting a survey to gather data (a) from districts and (b) for principals. The center also will conduct principal focus groups on the Transformation Coaches Program, gather data, and review the perceptions of a sample group to (a) gauge the quality of implementation within the sample, (b) gauge the needs of teachers/principals in the process, and (c) establish a reflection/evaluation process that districts can use to gauge the effectiveness of transformation coaches.
- Improved knowledge and skills in SCDE regarding strengths and weaknesses in the Transformation Coach Program
- Improved organizational structures and processes in local education agencies through the availability of tools to evaluate the Transformation Coach Program at the local level