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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-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, unofficially called the twenty-sixth meeting to order at 8:36 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 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
SWAILS, Marsha


Members Excused:

SLAWIK, Nora

A quorum was not present.

Rep. McFarlane moved that the minutes from March 12, 2009, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

HF1441 (Brynaert) - A bill for an act relating to education; establishing state measures of students’ achievement growth; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120B.30; 120B.31; 120B.35; 120B.36; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 120B.362.

Rep. Brynaert presented HF1441.

Chair Mariani officially called the hearing to order at 8:38 AM. A quorum was present.

Rep. Brynaert moved that HF1441 be recommended to pass.

Rep. Brynaert moved the H1441DE3 amendment.

Rep. Brynaert incorporated the following technical oral amendments to the H1441DE3 amendment:

Page 5, Line 14, delete "3" and insert "4"
Page 11, Line 5, delete "20" and insert "30"
Page 12, Line 22, after "progress" insert "and other"

Rep. Brynaert renewed her motion that the H1441DE3 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on behalf of HF1441, as amended, were:

Dr. David Heistad, Executive Director, Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Minneapolis Public Schools
Handout: "Current Minnesota Growth Model and Future Considerations" PowerPoint Presentation
Mr. Kent Pekel, Executive Director, College of Readiness Consortium, University of Minnesota
Handout: "High School Course Taking and College Completion"
Dr. Jenni Norlin-Weaver, Director, Teaching & Learning, Edina Public Schools
Handout: "Engagement=Multiple Measures of Student Success"

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF1441, as amended, was:

Ms. Patricia Duffy Olson, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

Testifying against HF1441, as amended, was:

Dr. Karen Effrem, EdWatch
Handout: "Studies Showing Effects of Various Factors on the Academic Performance of Poor and Minority Students"

Testifying against a portion of HF1441, as amended, was:

Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota

Chair Mariani laid over HF1441, as amended, for possible inclusion in the K-12 Education Policy Omnibus.

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REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1441 (Brynaert) State measures of student achievement growth established.

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