Project: Year 7 2018–2019

South Carolina Low-Performing Schools

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.

Technical Assistance Approach

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.

Impact
  • 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 
Project State(s)

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2018 | October

Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff met with the deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education to finalize the Year 7 Work Plan. The Year 7 SECC activities will align with the priorities of the agency. The SCDE deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations discussed the possibility of support with how other states are meeting the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement of reporting inexperienced and ineffective teachers, how are other states addressing the alignment of teacher certification/endorsements for certain content areas, and how are states using SCEDS.

The deputy Superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations will follow up with the director of school transformation regarding the continuation of support in this area. SECC will contact the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL) to begin investigating how states are meeting the ESSA requirement of reporting inexperienced and ineffective teachers, how are states addressing the alignment of teacher certification/endorsements for certain content areas, and how are states using SCEDS.

 

Previous Updates:

Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) staff met with the deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations at the South Carolina Department of Education to finalize the Year 7 Work Plan. The Year 7 SECC activities will align with the priorities of the agency. The SCDE deputy superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations discussed the possibility of support with how other states are meeting the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement of reporting inexperienced and ineffective teachers, how are other states addressing the alignment of teacher certification/endorsements for certain content areas, and how are states using SCEDS.

The deputy Superintendent of Data, Technology, and Agency Operations will follow up with the director of school transformation regarding the continuation of support in this area. SECC will contact the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL) to begin investigating how states are meeting the ESSA requirement of reporting inexperienced and ineffective teachers, how are states addressing the alignment of teacher certification/endorsements for certain content areas, and how are states using SCEDS.