Thursday, September 13, 2012

Missouri Education Watchdog: SBAC Chief State Officers Public Meeting Reveals Some Cracks In The Dam?

Missouri Education Watchdog: SBAC Chief State Officers Public Meeting Reveals Some Cracks In The Dam?:


SBAC Chief State Officers Public Meeting Reveals Some Cracks In The Dam?

St. Louis - Yesterday the State Education Chiefs of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC) held a public meeting to approve the next steps in the development process of the Common Assessments. Both MEW co-editors attended this meeting.  The following items were on the agenda.
  1. Approving the process to be used for the development of Achievement Level Descriptors (ADLs  identify what students are expected to know and be able to do, at each grade level, to be considered proficient.)
  2. Approval of a plan to provide sustainability for CCSS post 2014
  3. Approval of the Sampling Plan for the Assessment Pilot Program
  4. Endorsement of the Career Readiness Partnership Council Statement
There was fairly minimal open discussion as most of the work on these issues was done before the public meeting. The motions were even pre-written by the executive staff of SBAC so the officers had merely to move to accept and then 

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