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A highly qualified SC math teacher learned the hard way today that certain high officials in the ADEPT section of SCDE are refusing to answer the hard questions about the ADEPT evaluation system. The teacher in this report has well over twenty years experience teaching and additional experience as a senior research scientist in mathematic assessment. This teacher was requested by a district and taught AP math courses for a SC high school last year. Obtained a 100% passing rate for all the students taught, failed a formal ADEPT evaluation, and is now out of teaching in any SC high school classroom. What you really and truly need to understand about the reprehensible ADEPT evaluation system is that it, can and is by design, be made to have a predestinated outcome and there is not one thing you can do about it. Another teacher formally "evaluated" at the same time and by this the same "evaluation" crew passed the first half. When the building principal realized that this teacher was passi...See More
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Columbia Teacher I have been following this post and this just does not make any sense to me. I am a teacher in Richland County School District 2. When I went through ADEPT (which was called STEP in our district) we had an orientation and they told us and showed us sample units and lessons, etc of what was required. Then, we were also paired with a mentor teacher t...See More
Dec 30, 2009
clanna Interesting. In my district, STEP is used to determine educator quality of teachers whose effectiveness is in question. It is interesting that all districts have their own interpretation and use of this statewide evaluation process. On

12/30/09, Columbia Teacher wrote: > I have been following this post and this just does not > make ...See More
Dec 31, 2009
Columbia Teacher Yes, it is interesting. After STEP, they called it ADEPT for about 2-3 years and now it is called SAFE-T (in my district). Don't ask what it stands for b/c I don't know. I personally am on GBE which is Goals Based Evaluation.

On 12/31/09, clanna wrote: > Interesting. In my district, STEP is used to determine > educator quality of te...See More
Dec 31, 2009
Theodore A. Jones Every teacher employed in a SC public school is under a contract. Since they are under employment by a contract they are no longer employed at the employer's willfulness to retain them. The employer who employes by contract also concedes to the terms and condition the contract specifies. However in dear ol'e SC things are not that cut and dried. Te...See More
Jan 1, 2010
TechnoMage On 1/01/10, Theodore A. Jones wrote: > > > > Every teacher employed in a SC public school is under a contract. > Since they are under employment by a contract they are no longer > employed at the employer's willfulness to retain them. The > employer who employes by contract also concedes to the terms and > condition the cont...See More
Aug 6, 2012


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