2011 Retaining Effective Teachers Policy
The state should require professional development to be based on needs identified through teacher evaluations.
South Carolina requires that all teachers receive oral and written feedback on their overall performance and progress toward achieving goals in their professional growth and development plans. In addition, the state uses a Goal Based Evaluation (GBE) cycle to promote continual professional development for each teacher. The state stipulates that each goal in the GBE "must be aligned with one or more of the ADEPT Performance Standards." Supervisors meet with each teacher for an annual review of performance.
ADEPT System Guidelines http://www.scteachers.org/adept/overview.cfm
South Carolina recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.