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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 September 9, 2019.  All members were present.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

2019 Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Test Results [P-12(D)1] – Your Committee reviewed the results of the 2019 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests. The State did not make significant changes to the 2019 assessments; therefore the 2019 results were compared with the 2018 results. However, due to the change in 2018 to the two-session test design and the performance standard review process, the results from the assessments administered prior to 2018 were not compared with 2018 and 2019 results.

Proposed Amendment to Sections 155.1, 155.2, 155.3, 155.4, and 155.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Educational Facilities to Implement Sections 52-b, 52-e, and 52-f of Part YYY of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 [P-12(D) 2] - Your Committee discussed proposed amendments to Sections 155.1, 155.2, 155.3,155.4, and 155.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to Educational Facilities to Implement Sections 52-b, 52-e, and 52-f of Part YYY of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019.

Proposed Amendment of Sections 135.1 and 135.4 of the Commissioner’s Regulations relating to Extended Eligibility for Participation in Inclusive Athletic Activities [P-12(D) 3] – Your Committee discussed proposed amendments to Sections 135.1 and 135.4 of the Commissioner’s Regulations relating to Extended Eligibility for Participation in Inclusive Athletic Activities. Commissioner’s Regulation §135.4(c)(7)(ii) establishes the parameters for participation in interscholastic athletic competition for students in grades 7 through 12. The underlying spirit of Commissioner’s Regulations governing interscholastic athletics is to provide for the safety and equal opportunity for participation for public school students. These principles guide athletic eligibility determinations for all student athletes who wish to participate in interscholastic athletic competition.

P-12 Education Committee 2019-2020 Priorities - Your Committee continued the discussion from the July 2019 meeting regarding establishing P-12 Committee priorities for 2019-2020. The discussion included a general overview of the opportunities and clarity that the established priorities will provide in guiding work; assessing achievement and forward movement; and forecasting for the field the work that is expected to come before the committee over the next year. 

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:30am

Committee