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South Carolina Educational Policy Center

The South Carolina Educational Policy Center was established in 1987 to serve as a vehicle for focusing research on education policy issues pertaining to teaching, student learning, school organization, and student performance in the public schools. Since then, we have worked with policymakers and schools across the state on issues related to school climate and school improvement, summer learning loss, and various magnet school initiatives.

The SCEPC has gained a reputation among state education policymakers and school officials for providing high quality research that is valuable in developing new initiatives for school improvement or evaluating current improvement strategies.


Our Mission Statement

We strive to improve education for South Carolina’s students by conducting research, evaluation, and providing research-based evidence to inform educational decision making at all levels.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.