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SEVENTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 seventh meeting to order at 8:39 AM on Thursday, January 29, 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
SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha

Members Excused:

BENSON, John



A quorum was present.

Rep. Davnie moved that the minutes of January 28, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani asked committee members to share their responses to yesterday’s questions about the purpose of the GRAD test, exit exams in general, and the meaning of a diploma from a Minnesota.

Commissioner Alice Seagren and Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Research and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education, presented on the GRAD test and the future of exit exams in Minnesota.

Questions and discussion followed.

Dr. Stuart Yeh, University of Minnesota College of Education, presented on creating a fair and comprehensive exit exam in Minnesota.
Handouts: "Designing Effective and Equitable Exit Exam Systems" PowerPoint Presentation
"Testimony Before Minnesota House K-12 Education Policy Committee"

Questions and discussion followed.


Ms. Cyndy Crist, System Director for P-16 Collaboration, and Ms. Linda Lade, System Director for College Transition, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities presented on measuring and improving college and work readiness in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Handout: "College Readiness Testing Program for High School Students"

Questions and discussion followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 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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02:38 - Gavel, introductory comments and discussion of Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) test, and the long-term approach to high school exit exams. Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.