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SIXTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 sixth meeting to order at 8:36 AM on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in room 200 of the State Office Building.


The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:


Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
KATH, Kory
ABELER, Jim
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

Members Excused:

BENSON, John

SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha

A quorum was present.

Chair Mariani presented the agenda for the next two hearings.

Rep. Newton moved that the minutes of January 27, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani asked the committee to write down their thoughts as to the purpose of the GRAD test, and the purpose of a high school exit exam.

Dr. Rick Spicuzza, South Washington County Schools, presented on the substantive and procedural considerations on high school exit exams.
Handout: "Have we had the discussion?"

Questions and discussion followed.

Dr. Brenda Casselius, Associate Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools, presented on the high school exit exams at the school district level.

Dr. John Robert Warren, Associate professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, presented on state high school exit exams and educational and labor market success.

Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:03 AM.



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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) test

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03:12 - Gavel. 09:30 - Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) test. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.