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Report of Regents P-12 Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on July 22, 2013.  All members were present except for Vice Chancellor Bottar and Regent Bendit, who were excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Transition to Common Core-aligned Regents Examinations in English and Mathematics

Your Committee recommends that subdivisions (a), (b) and (c) of section 100.5 of the Commissioner's Regulations be amended, and that subdivision (g) of section 100.5 be added, as submitted, effective July 30, 2013, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to ensure that school districts and students are given sufficient and timely notice of the requirements for transitioning to the new CCLS Regents Examinations in English Language Arts (Common Core) and in Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II), in order to enable them to prepare for and timely implement these requirements.    [P-12 (A) 1]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your P-12 Education Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on July 22, 2013, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Academic Intervention Services – The Committee discussed a staff recommendation that would provide districts regulatory flexibility in the provision of Academic Intervention Services (AIS) to ensure that existing support services such as AIS and Title I compensatory services remain relevant and appropriate as New York State implements the Common Core Learning Standards.  The Committee reached consensus and directed staff to develop proposed amendments to regulations for approval at the September 2013 Regents meeting.  [P-12 (D) 1]

Consent Agenda Items

            The Board of Regents will take action on the following consent agenda items at their July 22, 2013 meeting.

• Registration of Public Schools
• Amendment of Section 8.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents relating to State Assessments
• Amendment of Section 200.8 relating to Municipal Audits of Education Law Section 4410 Preschool Special Education Programs and Services. 
• Petition of the Elmira CSD for Consent to Exceed the Constitutional Debt Limit. 
• Required Assessments for Schools Using Portfolio Assessments. 
• Enterprise Charter School Renewal.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 11:50am

Committee