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SECOND MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the second meeting to order at 8:40 AM on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
BENSON, John
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
FAUST, Tim
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NEWTON, Jerry
NORNES, Bud
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha

Members Excused:

A quorum was present.

Rep. Kath moved that the minutes of January 8, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Abeler presented the work of the Charter Schools Working Group over the 2008 interim.
Handouts: "Evaluation Report: Charter Schools" Office of the Legislative Auditor
"Charter School Building Leases"

Rep. Denise Dittrich , Ms. Lisa Larson, House Research, and Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Assessment and Testing, Minnesota Department of Education, presented on the Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) tests.
Handout: "Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma" (PowerPoint)


Commissioner Seagren presented the Minnesota Department of Education’s vision and goals for K-12 Education.
Handout: "Continuing the Transformation to a World-Class System of Education" (PowerPoint)

Due to time constraints, Rep. Brynaert’s presentation on Minnesota’s Growth Model was postponed until the Thursday, January 15th meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Update on interim activity: Charter Schools Working Group Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) Growth Model

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