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Board Agenda - Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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 Baltimore City and Howard County

9:00 a.m.
                                                  CALL MEETING TO ORDER 

9:03 a.m.                                       

1.   Consent Agenda Items

       a) Approval of Minutes of October 27, 2015

       b) Personnel

       c) Budget Adjustments for October, 2015

Information & Discussion

9:10 a.m.                                       

2.   Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
      Assessment and Accountability Update
    -       Elementary and Middle School State Results
    -       Local Education Agencies’ Results
    -       Update/Summary of Work Done with Parents and Teachers
    -       Graduation Requirements

10:10 a.m.

10:25 a.m.

3.   Local, State and Federally Mandated Assessments     
      -       LEA Summary
      -       State Board of Education Comments and Recommendations
      -       State Board of Education Report

10:55 a.m.                                     

4.   Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
      -       Amendments
      -       Accountability Reporting

Action Items

11:25 a.m.                                     

5.   13A.04.02 Secondary School Career and Technology Education

11:45 a.m.

6.   13A.08.07 Transfer of Educational Records for Children in State Supervised Care                  (ADOPTION)

Noon                                                ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Information & Discussion

1:15 p.m.

7.   Master Plan Updates

Action Item

1:45 p.m.

8.   13A.06.03 Interscholastic Athletics in the State                           


Information & Discussion

2:05 p.m.                                       

9.   Interim State Superintendent’s Update
      -       Race to the Top Update
      -       Assessment Updates
      -       Upcoming State Board Meeting Topics

2:25 p.m.                                       

10. State Board Member Updates
      -       Superintendent Search
      -       Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners
      -       Maryland Adult Learning Advisory Council

2:40 p.m. 

11. Public Comment    Public Comment 1  and  Public Comment 2

3:10 p.m. 

12. Opinions

4:15 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 ( 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.