The committee, which is a legislative
agency, works closely with members of the SC General Assembly, providing data
and recommendations regarding programs, policies and funding based upon the
level of achievement for students, schools, and programs. View EOC Fact Brochure here.
What is the mission of the EOC?
The mission of the
EOC is to affect the dramatic, results-based and continuous improvement of
South Carolina's educational system by creating a truly collaborative
environment of parents, educators, community leaders and policymakers.
The values underlying the mission are the following:
• A sole focus on what is best for students
• A belief in broad-based inclusion and collaboration
• A belief in standards, assessments, and publicly known results
• The implementation of research-and-fact-based solutions that improve results
• A passion for immediate, dramatic and continuous improvement that is
unaffected by partisan politics
What is the 2010 Goal?
By 2010, South Carolina’s student achievement will be ranked in the top half of
states nationally. To achieve this goal, we must become one of the five fastest
improving systems in the country. The goal was established by EOC members, as
well as educators and business leaders, in 1999. View 2010/2020 Vision postcard here.
When does the committee meet?
Currently, the full
committee meets the second Monday of even-numbered months. On odd-numbered
months, the three subcommittees meet on the third Monday at 10:00 a.m. View the
EOC calender here.
Where can I find easy-to-read information
about what my child should be learning in school?
guides to SC’s content standards have been created for families, by grade
level. They are also available in Spanish. To access those publications in PDF
form, click here.
When are the school and district report
By law, the school and district report cards must be distributed to parents by
November 15. For a link to the most recent report cards, click here.
Are the report cards required by law?
Accountability Act of 1998 requires the development of an annual report card to
report on the performance of the individual elementary, middle, high schools
and school districts of the state. The Act also requires annual report cards
for charter schools, alternative schools and vocational schools. The report
card is to serve four purposes:
• To inform parents and the public about
the school's performance;
• To assist in addressing the strengths and weaknesses within a particular
• To recognize schools with high performance; and
• To evaluate and focus resources on schools with low performance.
Where can I find information about home
Department of Education publishes information online about home schools. To
find out more information, go to http://ed.sc.gov/agency/programs-services/125/.
Where can I find a copy of the NCLB
View a copy here.