Meeting of the Board of Regents | October 2010
Report of the
AND CAREER READINESS WORKING GROUP
The Board of Regents
October 19, 2010
Your College and Career Readiness Working Group held its scheduled meeting on October 14, 2010 via video conference. All Working Group members were present, except for Regents Tilles and Rosa, who were excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
The Working Group discussed and provided feedback on two draft items that will be brought back to the joint meeting of the P-12 Education Committee and College and Career Readiness Working Group on October 18 for further discussion.
Potential Revisions of High School Graduation Requirements – Commissioner David Steiner and Senior Deputy Commissioner John King gave an overview of possible policy directions for the Regents to consider as they continue their discussions on how to prepare students for college and careers. The options for consideration include increasing graduation requirements, allowing greater flexibility in meeting graduation requirements, alternative and supplemental credentials, and the safety net for students with disabilities. Working Group members provided feedback on issues relating to student disposition, additional impact data for English language learners, expanding the role of CTE, and holding statewide regional hearings.
Reporting of College- and Career-Ready High School Graduation Rates – Part II: Planning for the Transition – The Working Group discussed recommendations to report college- and career-ready graduation rate calculations beginning with the four-year outcomes of the 2007 cohort during the graduation rate release that occurs after the conclusion of the 2010-11 school year.
That concludes my report.