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Meeting of the Board of Regents | December 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 11:00pm

Report of



The Board of Regents

December 15, 2009


Regent Geraldine Chapey, Chair of the Regents Subcommittee on Audits submitted the following report.


Your Regents Subcommittee on Audits had its scheduled meeting on December 15, 2009. The members of the Subcommittee in attendance were Regent Chapey, Regent Cofield, and Regent Bowman.  Regents Tilles, Bendit and Cea were also in attendance.

Items for Discussion

Chair’s Remarks:  Regent Chapey welcomed everyone and commented on the importance of audits in providing the Board of Regents with information needed to carry out their responsibilities.

Update on Comptroller’s Audit of The Department’s Oversight of Scoring Practices on Regents Examinations

Staff briefed the members on a recently issued audit which examined the Department’s Oversight of Scoring Practices on Regents Examinations. The report contained 12 recommendations, the Department agreed with 11 of them. Assistant Commissioner Abrams discussed the three general areas of findings.  There was a broad discussion of challenges and future actions related to the assessment process.

Update on ARRA Audit Activities  

Audit staff briefed the Subcommittee on audit activities related to the appropriate administration of ARRA funds. The Office of Audit Services has initiated six audits of school districts and two internal audits of the Department processes related to ARRA.