Committee Report | April 2011
Report of the
P-12 EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND THE
AND CAREER READINESS WORKING GROUP
The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee and College and Career Readiness Working Group held a joint meeting on March 8, 2011. All members were present, except for Vice Chancellor Cofield and Regent Brooks Hopkins, who were excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
College and Career Readiness Survey – The Committee discussed survey results from the College and Career Readiness Survey that was available online from December 14, 2010 – March 1, 2011. The survey gathered feedback on strategies under consideration to improve New York State graduation requirements so that all students become better prepared for college and careers.
Potential Revisions of High School Graduation Requirements – the Committee continued discussions on how to better align high school graduation requirements with college and career ready standards and provide additional pathways for students to meet these requirements. Discussion focused on options and challenges for possible strategies relating to requiring additional credits in mathematics and science; increasing the passing score on key Regents exams; and requiring a College and Career Ready credit. The Committee discussed options for allowing flexibility and additional pathways to achievement, and Safety Net options for students with disabilities. [P-12/CCR (D) 1]