Report of Regents P-12 Education/Higher Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
Items not requiring action:
Statewide Framework for Career Ladder Pathways. Your Committees received an update on the culminating resources and tools stemming from the four rounds of the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) program. Your Committees were also provided recommended next steps in the strategy for implementing a statewide framework for career ladder pathways to help ensure all students have equitable access to the most effective educators. It is recommended that the Board of Regents continue to support the statewide expansion of career ladder pathways based on this proposed framework and recommendations from stakeholders and the Department. It is further recommended that the Board of Regents continue to support legislative funding requests for future rounds of the STLE program and career ladder pathways. This will help to ensure our educators and LEAs have the guidance and support necessary for the development and enhancement of comprehensive talent management systems, while supporting the strategies outlined in the State’s equity plan.
Collection of Teacher-Level Attendance Data. Your Committees received an overview of the current collection of teacher attendance data in New York State and discussed its potential expansion, which will better assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in working toward providing equitable access to effective educators for all students and help to inform Department policy. It is recommended that the Department begin collecting data on teacher-level attendance directly from all LEAs starting in the 2015-16 school year. This collection will enable the Department to provide oversight and technical assistance support to LEAs, ensuring the fidelity of the data and the accuracy of subsequent interpretations of it.