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

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) annual report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-31)
    The South Carolina Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) annual report provides an overview of the statewide MTSS. This report is compiled based on district submissions, and includes overall universal screening information, ...
  • South Carolina's dedication to education 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-22)
    State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman convened AccelerateED, a task force of educators and administrators who represent all aspects of the K-12 public education system. During the task force’s first meeting on ...
  • CARES elementary and secondary schools emergency relief funds 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-07-06)
    This details the expenditures of the State Department of Education’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Summer learning & operations recommendations 

    AccelerateED Task Force; South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-26)
    State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman convened AccelerateED, a task force composed of educators and administrators representing all aspects of the K-12 public education system. Superintendent Spearman charged ...
  • Guidance and recommendations for 2020–21 School Year 

    South Carolina State Department of Education; AccelerateED Task Force (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-22)
    State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman convened AccelerateED, a task force composed of educators and administrators representing all aspects of the K–12 public education system. AccelerateED released its first ...
  • Senate Select Committee Re-Open South Carolina 

    Spearman, Molly M.; South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-27)
    This PowerPoint presentation presents the challenges of reopening schools after having been shut down due to COVID-19.
  • South Carolina Department of Education updates : SCASBO 2020 Spring Conference “a Shared vision” March 5, 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-05)
    This highlights the programs at the SCASBO 2020 Spring Conference.
  • South Carolina accessibility support document 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-24)
    This manual contains information about accessibility supports used in the South Carolina statewide assessment programs. Boxed text is specific to South Carolina. This information can be used as a training component for ...
  • South Carolina family engagement K-12 framework 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-03-22)
    In recent years, the focus on “parental involvement” has radically shifted to “parent engagement.” The evolution of parent involvement to parent engagement signifies moving parents from routinely attending school functions ...
  • Comprehensive school counseling and career guidance model 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10-08)
    The South Carolina Comprehensive School Counseling and Career Guidance Model establishes the guidelines necessary to ensure a consistent statewide developmental framework that defines standards and competencies needed to ...
  • Diploma order and tracking system (DOTS) user manual for South Carolina public schools 2019-20 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-10)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina uniform grading policy 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-13)
    The State Board of Education adopted a Uniform Grading Policy for South Carolina’s public schools in December 1999. That policy, which applied to all students who first enrolled in the ninth grade in the 2000–01 school ...
  • Accreditation of school districts in South Carolina 2018-19 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-30)
    This list of all schools in South Carolina gives their accreditation status.
  • COVID-19 district facilities cleaning & cost survey 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-05)
    The South Carolina Department of Education is seeking information on district COVID-19 plans and costs to clean and disinfect school facilities and property used by students and staff. Information provided will be used to ...
  • Face-to-face services and support to students and families 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-04)
    Governor McMaster’s Executive Order 2020-29 issued on April 27, 2020, provides the opportunity for districts and parents to consider face-to-face activities. This is a list of opportunities that may be considered for ...
  • Military honor cords and recognition ceremony 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-05-01)
    This memorandum addresses the wearing of honor cords for high school graduation ceremonies for those who will be entering the military.
  • Annual report on the American Board for the Certification of Teaching Excellence 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03-05)
    Currently, South Carolina is one of eleven states that accepts the American Board for initial certification purposes. This annual report covers the number of certificates issued by certification area, number of teachers ...
  • Work-based learning annual report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-28)
    This report reviews school year 2018-19 accomplishments in professional development, improvements in work-based learning data, district needs related to work-based learning, and the South Carolina Department of Education’s ...
  • 2019 agency debt collection report proviso 117.33 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12-31)
    This gives a summary of the total amount of outstanding receivables on the agency's books, which are 60 days or older. It also gives a list of school districts in the state and the amount of money they are owed.
  • Report summarizing services provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to preschool children with disabilities 2018-19 school year 

    South Carolina Advisory Council on the Education of Students with Disabilities; South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-02-01)
    Initiatives by the SCDE’s Office of Special Education Services to provide a comprehensive system of service for preschool children with disabilities are summarized in this report. The sections address the number of preschool ...

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