The South Carolina State Department of Education publishes documents on a wide variety of education topics relating to public education in South Carolina.

Recent Submissions

  • South Carolina State Reading Plan and annual proficiency update 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    In accordance with the Read to Succeed Act, the SCDE developed the initial State Reading Plan in 2015. The State Reading Plan lists eight core actions the state will undertake to improve literacy performance statewide. ...
  • Newly adopted instructional materials to be used in public schools for the 2005-2006 school year 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2004-12-08)
    On December 8, 2004, the State Board of Education approved for adoption instructional materials in different subject areas.
  • Policies and procedures for the collection of school dropout data 

    South Carolina State Department of Education. Office of Safe Schools And Youth Services (South Carolina State Library, 2006-07)
    This paper shows schools how to collect and report data on dropouts.
  • Online versus paper test comparability for the South Carolina English I and physical science end-of-course examinations administered in Spring 2006 

    Pearson Educational Measurement; South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2006-10-14)
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate comparability between student performances on end-of-course examinations taken in two different modes of administration. The first mode is the traditional paper and pencil version ...
  • South Carolina high school diploma program : automated processing for 2011 diploma orders and official graduation list submission utilizing the PowerSchool Student Information System 

    South Carolina State Department of Education. Office of Federal and State Accountability (South Carolina State Library, 2011-09-27)
    The purpose of this manual is to provide principals of public high schools and directors of adult education centers with procedures for ordering, submitting payments for South Carolina High School Diplomas, South Carolina ...
  • When charter schools close : lessons learned in South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2011-09-17)
    After a brief overview of the statistical trends in the charter school closures, this essay focuses -in the section titled "Organizational Lessons for Charter Developers" - on the lessons that can be learned from the ...
  • Parent's guide to special education services in South Carolina 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2003-03)
    All parents want the best possible education for their children. Parents are partners with the school in deciding what services their child needs. Understanding how the special education process works, makes a parent a ...
  • Enrollment in state and federal schools, 2003-04 

    South Carolina State Department of Education, Office of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2004)
    This report provides enrollment statistics of state and federal schools by grade range for 2003-04.
  • Enrollment in state and federal schools, 2002-03 

    South Carolina State Department of Education, Office of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2003)
    This report provides enrollment statistics of state and federal schools by grade range for 2002-03.
  • Quick facts 

    South Carolina State Department of Education. Division of School Enterprise Operations. Office of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2006-08)
    This brochure gives statistics on school report card ratings, staff information, financial information, district and school information, student information, completers, dropouts, college admissions,and PACT, student ...
  • Quick facts 

    South Carolina. State Department of Education. Division of Policy, Research, and Technology. Office of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2005-07)
    This brochure gives statistics on school report card ratings, staff information, financial information, district and school information, student information, completers, dropouts, college admissions,and PACT, student ...
  • Quick facts 

    South Carolina State Department of Education. Division of Curriculum Services and Assessment. Office of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2004-04)
    This brochure gives statistics on school report card ratings, staff information, financial information, district and school information, student information, completers, dropouts, college admissions,and PACT, student ...
  • Quick facts 

    South Carolina Department of Education, Division of Curriculum Services and Assessment, Office of Research (South Carolina State Library, 2003-03)
    This brochure gives statistics on school report card ratings, staff information, financial information, district and school information, student information, completers, dropouts, college admissions,and PACT, student ...
  • Test administration manual : reading writing listening speaking grades K-2 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2011-04)
    A part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires that states develop annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for limited English proficient students. The ELDA consists of four tests designed to measure ...
  • Test administration manual : reading writing listening speaking grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2011-04)
    A part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires that states develop annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for limited English proficient students. The ELDA consists of four tests designed to measure ...
  • Fiscal year 2011-12 technical skill assessments approved for measuring technical skill attainment for CATE Program completers 

    South Carolina. State Department of Education. Office of Career and Technology Education (South Carolina State Library, 2011)
    South Carolina’s State Plan for the federal Perkins Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) requires the state to use technical skill assessments aligned with industry recognized standards, if available and appropriate, to measure technical ...
  • Technical documentation for the 2010 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards of writing, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies 

    South Carolina. State Department of Education. Office of Assessment. Division of Accountability (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) tests are designed to measure the academic performance of charter and public school students in the content areas of writing, English language arts, mathematics, ...
  • Technical documentation for the 2009 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards of writing, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies 

    South Carolina. State Department of Education. Office of Assessment. Division of Accountability (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    The South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) tests are designed to measure the academic performance of charter and public school students in the content areas of writing, English language arts, mathematics, ...
  • Title III requirements 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2011-10-13)
    According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the SC Department of Education (SCDE) must hold LEAs that receive Title III funds accountable for meeting the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) developed ...
  • Title I school AYP/school improvement tracking chart 

    South Carolina State Department of Education. Office of Federal and State Accountability (South Carolina State Library, 2011-08-01)
    This gives school improvement data from 2009 to 2011 broken down by district for the Title I schools in the district.

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