Report of Regents P-12 Education/Cultural Education Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee and Cultural Education Committee held a joint meeting on June 15, 2015. All members were present except for Regent Tallon who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
New York State Blue Ribbon Panel for the Arts [P-12/CE (D) 1] – The Committees were updated on the process for establishing the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Arts and the identification of assessments that sufficiently measure student achievement in the arts. The Blue Ribbon Panel for the Arts, co-chaired by Regent Tilles and Carolyn Adams, Founding Director of the New York State Summer School of Dance, will be charged with conducting a review of currently available arts assessments and evaluating the assessments against the criteria established by Commissioner’s Regulation §100.2(mm), which requires that pathway assessments must be approved by the Commissioner. The Department collected nominations from the field for the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Arts. The Panel includes 52 representatives from the arts, higher education and P-12 education who have agreed to serve. The co-chairs will be supported by 18 members from the Panel who will serve on an Executive Committee. The co-chairs will convene the Executive Committee over the summer. It is anticipated that the full Panel will meet this fall to consider and submit recommendations to the Commissioner for approved arts assessments.