July 30 State Board of Educ
meeting now an audioconference
July 21, 2007
(SitNews) - The July 30, 2007, meeting of the State Board of
Education & Early Development will be an audioconference
originating in the Commissioner's Office conference room at 801
West 10th Street in Juneau.
The meeting was formerly advertised as taking place in person
Additionally, the meeting will no longer contain an executive
session to interview applicants for the position of Commissioner.
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development proposes
to repeal the alternate performance standards for students with
significant cognitive disabilities and adopt proficiency levels
for the new alternate assessment, which is based on evaluating
students' ability and performance on academic tasks.
The Alaska Department of Education also proposes to implement
a growth model as part of the state's accountability system under
the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The department will ask the State Board of Education to open
a period of public comment on a proposed regulation that will
require districts to provide a remediation program for students
who have not passed the Alaska High School Graduation Qualifying
Examination after the fall test administration in the students'
11th- grade year.
Oral comments may be submitted at a hearing on July 30, 2007,
in the Commissioner's Office conference room. This hearing will
be held from 10:40 to 11:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate
those present before 10:30 a.m. who did not have an opportunity
Persons also may comment at
the oral hearing at the following Legislative Information Offices:
Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan,
Kodiak, Kotzebue, Mat-Su, Nome, and Sitka.
Persons with a disability who
need a special accommodation in order to participate in this
process, should contact Eric Fry at 907-465-2851, or firstname.lastname@example.org,
no later than seven days before the accommodation is needed.
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