Educator Effectiveness







ADEPT:  Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching

(updated August 16, 2019)

The Expanded ADEPT Support and Evaluation System for Classroom-Based Teachers (2018 Expanded ADEPT) is designed to continuously develop educators at all performance levels through an evaluation system that is valid, reliable, and fair and that produces actionable and constructive feedback to support professional growth.  To view the Expanded ADEPT System guidelines, click here


 To view the district’s 2019-2020 Expanded ADEPT Implementation Plan:  see documents below


As part of the Expanded ADEPT system, South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS) 4.0 is South Carolina’s primary formal evaluation model for classroom-based teachers. The SCTS 4.0 rubric is based on sets of performance standards designed and validated by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and establishes the expectations for what classroom-based teachers are to know, be able to do, and carry out as an integral part of their practice. These expectations, called the SCTS Indicators, are the foundation for good teaching and are designed to grow classroom-based teachers throughout their career continuum, beginning with teacher preparation and continuing through Induction, high-stakes performance evaluations, and ongoing professional growth and development that supports the growth of South Carolina educators. A classroom-based teacher’s proficiency in each of the standards is expected to occur developmentally and to increase continuously throughout the entirety of the teaching career.


The SCTS 4.0 rubric is not intended to be used to evaluate special area personnel, including library media specialists, school guidance counselors, and speech-language therapists. They will continue to be evaluated under the existing 2006 ADEPT guidelines.  The SCTS 4.0 Handbook can be viewed here:  see documents below  

2019-2020 Evaluation Guidance Chart - See Below


Forms and Resources for the South Carolina Teaching Standards (SCTS) can be viewed by clicking here.  Please note that CCSD has its own SLO Scoring Rubric/Business Rules and does not use the state’s that is provided on the state’s webpage.  Our district’s SLO Template and Scoring Rubric can be viewed in forms listed below.


Short Range Lesson Plan - 5 day lesson - See Below


Induction and Annual Formative Evaluation - New teachers to the profession and from out of state receive assistance during this stage that is designed to promote their successful transition into professional practice and prepare them for summative evaluation during the next phase.  To view the South Carolina’s Induction & Mentoring Implementation Guidelines click here


To view CCSD’s Induction & Mentoring Guidelines - See Below

Other resources:

Induction & AF Timeline - see column 1 of composite calendar below

Induction/AF Lesson Plan Review - See Below

Induction/AF Observation of other teachers – click here

Mentor Contact log form - See Below


Summative Evaluation - SCTSs 4.0 is the evaluation tool used for classroom-based teachers undergoing Summative Evaluation.    

Summative Evaluation Timeline – See Column 1 of Composite Calendar Below 

Resources and forms click here

Short Range (5 day) Lesson Plan Template - See Below


Student Learning Objective/Goal Based Evaluation (SLO/GBE):  

The GBE is now incorporated into the SLO for classroom-based teachers.   Special area teachers or teachers that teach less than 6 students will complete the GBE form - See Below  


SLO/GBE Timeline – See Column 3 of Composite Calendar Below

CCSD SLO Scoring Rubric/Business rules – See Below

SLO Template - click here


Library Media Specialist

 LMS Timeline - See Below

Forms and LMS’s info:  click here

GBE for beginning LMS - See Below  


Speech Language Therapist

SLT Timeline - See Below

Forms and SLT’s info:  click here

GBE for beginning SLT - See Below


School Guidance Counselor

SGC Timeline - see below

 Forms and SGC’s info:  click here

GBE for beginning SGC - See Below


Competence-Building Professional Growth & Development Plans

Competence-building professional growth and development plans are appropriate for use with induction-contract teachers as well as with annual-contract teachers who are receiving diagnostic assistance. Competence-building professional growth and development plans may also be appropriate for teachers who are undergoing formal evaluation and for teachers who are participating in goals-based evaluation (GBE) when performance weaknesses have been identified. Competence-building templates for classroom based teachers, SGCs, SLTs, and LMSs can be found at: click here



Certification and Renewal of Certificate

To view your certification status or questions concerning certification, click here

For questions concerning the renewal process,  click here and see the following information below:


CCSD Certificate Renewal Plan  - See Below

Option Forms - See Below

Request for change/action form (submit this form to SCDE except for items 1 (update contact information) and 5 (renew professional certificate).   These requests are handled at the district level and should be sent to the Office of Educator Effectiveness  click here

Computation worksheet -  click here


Jason Flatt Act

The state requires educators working in a public middle or high school to satisfy the Jason Flatt Act requirements before the Professional Certificate can be renewed. However, our district is requiring that all educators satisfy the Jason Flatt Act Requirements. 


Please see these forms below:

Letter to CCSD educators

Log-in instructions

Option 6 for Jason Flatt (for educators with professional certificates)


Darkness to Light - Sexual Abuse Training

The district offers this training free of charge in February of each year.  If you are unable to attend the free in-house training offered by the district, you can complete the training online at click here


Choose:  get trained online, create an account , enter your information, and create a password.  Since our district does not have a unique custom link, you will need to register individually and pay the $10 charge for taking the Stewards of Children - D2L training.  


Once the training is complete, you will receive an email from Darkness to Light with a link to print your certificate.  Please send the Office of Educator Effectiveness a copy of your D2L/Stewards of Children certificate of completion for your file.


National Board Certification - For information regarding NBC recertification, go to:  click here