The SCMEA Teacher Evaluation Task Force was chartered in October 2012 to develop a position statement on and recommendation for evaluating music teacher effectiveness using student growth measures. The task force, led by Dr. Michael Moore, comprised 14 music educators and other arts education professionals representing general, choral, and instrumental music education on elementary through college levels.
After several drafts and an extended public comment period, the SCMEA Executive Board unanimously approved the Task Force’s position statement and recommendation on May 11, 2013. The recommendation has been forwarded to the South Carolina Department of Education where it has initially received positive consideration. The Task Force is hopeful that its work will serve as a positive influence in state-level discussions and can serve as a model for other arts education areas in the state.