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

  • Report summarizing services provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to preschool children with disabilities 2019-20 school year 

    South Carolina Advisory Council for Educating Students with Disabilities; South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-01)
    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 ...
  • CARES elementary and secondary schools emergency relief funds 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-04)
    This details the expenditures of the State Department of Education’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • 2020-21 annual reading coach report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-15)
    Reading coaches support teachers by providing ongoing professional development on best instructional practices in order to improve student achievement in literacy, and also work in classrooms alongside teachers to support ...
  • Education and Economic Development Act Coordinating Council report 

    South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act Coordinating Council; South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-31)
    Each year the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act Coordinating Council reports on its activities to the Governor of South Carolina, members of the South Carolina General Assembly, the South Carolina ...
  • CARES elementary and secondary schools emergency relief funds 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-06)
    This details the expenditures of the State Department of Education’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • CARES elementary and secondary schools emergency relief funds 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-01)
    This details the expenditures of the State Department of Education’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Fiscal Year 2019-20 fines and fees report 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09-01)
    In compliance with Proviso 117.73, the South Carolina Department of Education must provide the General Assembly with information regarding fines and fees that were charged and collected in Fiscal Year 2019-20.
  • Consolidation & capital funds report : report to the governor and legislature pursuant to Proviso 1.88 of FY 2020 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-10)
    In the budget for fiscal year 2020, the South Carolina legislature appropriated $50 million in capital improvement funds pursuant to provisos 112.2 and 1.88. The second part of proviso 1.88 references school facilities ...
  • CARES elementary and secondary schools emergency relief funds 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-19)
    This details the expenditures of the State Department of Education’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Act 135 emergency powers : waivers granted by State Superintendent of Education 

    South Carolina State Department of Education (South Carolina State Library, 2020-08-01)
    This report from the State Superintendent of Education concerns the emergency powers exercised in subsection (A) of Act 135. The report identifies the statutory requirements waived and the reason for which the waiver was ...
  • 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 ...

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