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Board Agenda - August 27, 2013



Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street – 7th Floor Board Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595


Artwork in the Board Room is from Howard County




9:03 a.m.


1.  Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of July 23, 2013

b) Personnel


Oral Argument


9:05 a.m.


2. Kitzmiller Charter School Initiative, Inc. t/a Riverside Academy Public Charter School
v. Garrett County Board of Education



Information & Discussion


9:50 a.m.


3. 2013 Maryland School Assessment Science Results



10:05 a.m.                                     


4. School Progress Release – Elementary and Middle Schools



10:20 a.m.


5.   School Progress Index: 2013 Elementary and Middle School Results 

10:35 a.m.


6.   Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Update 

 10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m.


7.   STEM Innovation Update by the Maryland Business Roundtable 

11:45 a.m.


8.   Race to the Top Update


12:05 p.m.


ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION (Overview of Operating and Capital Budgets)

Action Item



2:30 p.m.                                     


9. Annual Capital Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Plan



2:35 p.m.


10.   Teacher Certification Assessments, Revisions
Test Approval and the Establishment of Qualifying Scores

3:00 p.m.


11.   2014 State Board Meeting Schedule 




3:05 p.m.


12.  State Superintendent's Update – TPE Testing Amendments and Flexibility


3:15 p.m.


13.   Board Member Update


3:20 a.m.


14.   Public Comment

Gifted and Talented

Sports Safety

Student Fees



3:50 p.m.

15. Opinions


3:55 p.m. A D J O U R N M E N T  

*The State Board of Education is pleased to receive oral public comment at each of its regular monthly meetings. In order to allow the State Board sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board will be given three (3) minutes each.  Persons desiring to speak to the State Board, must call (410-767-0467) or e-mail (cnecessary@msde.state.md.us) the Board office no earlier than one week prior to the meeting to register to speak. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  In order to make the limited time available most effective, speakers are urged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other material amplifying their views.

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Baltimore, MD 21201
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