South Carolina’s system for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT) grew out of the knowledge that good teaching is fundamental to student achievement. Implemented statewide in 1998, the ADEPT system has become a vital part of the state’s overall teacher quality initiative. In addition to achieving the minimum score or better on appropriate examinations on both content and general teaching area knowledge, as established by the State Board of Education, educators must successfully complete all ADEPT requirements in order to be eligible to advance to a professional teaching certificate.
In 2015-16, the model will be expanded to include the use of student growth data in evaluating teachers. The components of the program are shown below. Click below to learn more about the requirements for that particular year.A wealth of information for District Five teachers can be found on the District 5 Schoology Group.