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Assisting Developing Evaluating Professional Teaching
ADEPT Legislation SC State Board of Education Regulation R R
ADEPT Standards apply to all contract levels provide appropriate expectations for what all school-based professionals in South Carolina should know and be able to do. reflect fundamental principles of competent professional practice. are consistent with nationally recognized standards.
Understanding the Terminology of ADEPT
Definition of Terms Contract – the employment agreement between the school district and the teacher. The current levels are Induction contract Annual contract Continuing contract Diagnostic Assistance
Contract Levels Induction – First year of teaching Annual - Second/third year of teaching Continuing – Highest level of professional teaching in South Carolina (similar to tenure in other states) *Diagnostic Assistance *May be Used if teacher has not been deemed acceptable on Annual evaluation
Induction First year teacher provided with mentoring assistance. One year only. The district may decide not to re-hire the teacher the next year. In this event, the teacher is eligible to seek employment in another school district at the annual-contract level. OR The district may elect to re-hire the teacher at the annual-contract level the next year. Definition of Terms
Annual (after Successful Induction Year) Following the induction year, the teacher is eligible for employment at the annual contract level under one of the following two ADEPT processes, at the discretion of the school district: Annual Contract – Formal Evaluation 1 OR Annual Contract – Diagnostic Assistance
Continuing (after Successful Annual Contract Year) Teachers must pass the formal evaluation at the annual-contract level in order to be eligible to advance to a continuing contract and a professional teaching certificate. Teachers at the continuing-contract level must be evaluated on a continuous basis, either formally (with advance written notification) or informally (i.e., GBE).
Teacher Contracts The contract level (i.e., induction, annual, or continuing) must be indicated on the teacher contract.
Definition of Terms Teaching Certificate – the license to practice, issued by the State Department of Education.
Definition of Terms ADEPT Process – the type(s) of assistance that must be provided and/or evaluation(s) that must be conducted, as specified in the ADEPT statute, regulation, and guidelines.
Definition of Terms ADEPT Process (continued) The current ADEPT requirements include a formal evaluation process a diagnostic assistance process an informal evaluation (GBE) process
Definition of Terms Formal Evaluation A summative assessment of teaching performance upon which high-stakes, consequential decisions are based. Used with Annual contract teachers.
Definition of Terms Diagnostic Assistance Annual (Contract) Diagnostic Assistance (ADA) replaces provisional contracts Provided if needed at the annual contract level. One year only; only once in career span. For teachers who show potential but who are not ready for formal evaluation. May be provided either after the induction year or after the first unsuccessful formal evaluation.
Definition of Terms Informal Evaluation – most often referred to as GBE (Goals-Based Evaluation). At this stage, experienced, successful teachers are expected to engage in self-assessment and reflection in order to develop goals that promote student achievement through continuous professional growth and contributions to the profession.
Definition of Terms Formative Feedback – involves low-stakes assessments of teaching performance conducted for the purpose of informing, guiding, and improving practice. Formative feedback may be obtained from others and/or from self-evaluations. Formative feedback is an important component of the induction, diagnostic assistance, and informal evaluation (GBE) processes.
Definition of Terms ADEPT Performance Standards – the standards, or expectations, for competent practice. The ADEPT system includes separate sets of PDs for four groups of professionals, as follows: General and Special Education Teachers (10 PDs) School Guidance Counselors (7 PDs) Library Media Specialists (7 PDs) Speech-Language Therapists (10 PDs)
The ten APSs for classroom-based teachers are grouped into four domains. Planning Instruction Environment Professionalism
Courses at Winthrop teaching the ADEPT Standards EDUC 110- Introduction EDUC 310/610 – ADEPT I EDUC 390/660 – ADEPT II EDUC 391/475 – Using ADEPT Evaluation in the field