Committee Report | January 2011
Report of the
REGENTS HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
AND P-12 EDUCATION COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
January 11, 2011
Your Higher Education Committee and P-12 Education Committee held a joint meeting on January 10, 2011. All members were present except for Regents Rosa, and Young, who were excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Data Collection and Policy Options for Teacher/Principal Effectiveness: Teacher/Principal of Record – The Committees discussed staff recommendations to disseminate an initial Teacher of Record policy for the 2010-11 school year collection and the setting of standards for schools, districts, and data system vendors for the collection of additional data elements for the 2011-12 school year and beyond. Discussion focused on different examples of teacher-student instructional linkages for consideration in the adoption of a fair and understandable evaluation system. Staff recommends that the Department issue the proposed initial Teacher of Record policy guidance for the 2010-11 school year collection and work with data system vendors to enable the collection of additional data for 2011-12 and beyond. That additional data includes the collection of multiple teachers per course, multiple assessments per course, teacher assignment begin/end dates for each course taught, student enrollment begin/end dates for each enrolled course and an indicator of supplemental instruction. The Committee requested that staff explore the ability to collect attendance information for teachers and students.
Update on the Regents Task Force on Teacher and Principal Effectiveness – The Committees received an update on the work of the Regents Task Force on Teacher and Principal Effectiveness. Staff provided an overview of the new law and the composition and responsibilities of the four work groups (non-tested subjects, locally selected assessments, 60% non-growth measures for teachers and 60% non-growth measures for principals). Work groups will report their initial conclusions to the Full Task Force this month; the Task Force will then make recommendations to the Regents in April. The Committee discussed research on options for the 60% Other measures of teacher or principal effectiveness.
This concludes our report.