South Carolina

South Carolina Personalized Learning

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) will provide a database containing personalized learning (PL) resources, training, and technical assistance (TA) for using the database. The goals of this project are to assist VirtualSC in supporting teachers in the areas of learner profiles, student ownership, learning pathways, and flexible learning environments.

Equity Dialogues: Increasing Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Students

As states implement their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is focusing on building the knowledge and skills of agency staff to support implementation of equity strategies by local education agencies (LEAs). The SECC is providing technical assistance, facilitation, and training to support this process in the area of equitable access.

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.

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.

Support for Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is supporting state education agencies (SEAs) to strengthen their plans for implementing college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) and assessments. Support includes access to research-based resources, emerging promising practices, and educational events (that are featured in a bimonthly newsletter) and bimonthly virtual meetings of members.

Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice

The regional Ensuring School Readiness Community of Practice (CoP) at the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) supports state education agencies (SEAs) and other agencies (birth to third grade) to assist with early childhood (EC) efforts. The CoP includes an interactive, online site to facilitate the sharing of research and practice insights and a monthly newsletter to deepen awareness of regional and national early childhood education developments and opportunities for collaboration among states.

South Carolina Personalized Learning

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is partnering with the Center on Innovations in Learning and the Center on College and Career Readiness and Success to provide training, resources, and technical assistance on personalized learning to educators and leaders in South Carolina. The goal of this project is to assist the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) in supporting teachers and students in the areas of learning technologies, competency-based education, and personal competencies.

South Carolina Developing SEA Support for 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 that began in Year 5 concerning the selection and use of evidence-based instructional practices based upon the SCDE evidence-based practices workbook, turnaround competencies for school leaders, and Center on School Turnaround strategies for rapid school improvement.