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FIFTY-FOURTH MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kory Kath, Vice-Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the fifty-fourth meeting to order at 8:40 AM on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

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

Members Excused:


A quorum was present.


HF 3421 (Mariani) - A bill for an act relating to education; establishing high school assessments to determine college and career readiness; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 120B.30, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

Chair Kath resumed deliberation on HF 3421, as amended (working off the UEH3421-1 unofficial engrossment, which encapsulates the H3421A6, H3421A9, and H3421A7 amendments which were adopted on March 17, 2010).

Testifying against HF 3421, as amended, was:

Mr. Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Handout: "The Importance of Creating Consistent Expectations of High School Graduation"

Testifying to HF 3421, as amended, were:

Ms. Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Handout: "Assessment of HF 3421, as Amended"
Mr. Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Mr. Rick Heller, Parent
Handout: MDE Letter "Universal Design"
Mr. Roger Aronson, Minnesota Elementary and Secondary School Principals’ Assocations

Rep. Mariani moved that the H3421A23 amendment be adopted.

Testifying to the H3421A23 amendment was:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Testing and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that the H3421A23 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kath moved that the H3421A24 amendment be adopted, with the following oral incorporation:

Page 1, Line 3, after "in" and insert "on the"
Page 1, Line 4, after "algebra" insert "exams"

Testifying against the H3421A24 amendment was:

Mr. Kent Pekel, Director of the College Readiness Consortium, University of Minnesota

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to the H3421A24 amendment was:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Kath renewed his motion that the H3421A24 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Swails moved the H3421A16 amendment.
Handout: "States with Advanced Diplomas"

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Swails renewed her motion that the H3421A16 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Kath recessed the hearing at 9:55 AM.

Chair Kath reconvened the hearing at 6:40 PM.

Rep. Mariani moved the H3421A25 amendment with the following incorporations:

Page 1, Line 10, after "requirements" insert "in"
Page 1, Line 27, after "and" insert "insert"

Rep. Mariani presented the H3421A25 amendment.

Testifying to the H3421A25 amendment were:

Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Testing and Assessments, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. Kent Pekel, Director of the College Readiness Consortium, University of Minnesota
Ms. Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Mariani moved the following oral incorporations into the H3421A25 amendment:

Page 1, Line 5, delete "undertake" and insert "do"
Page 1, Line 7, delete "opportunities" and insert "pathways"
Page 1, Line 9, delete "great" and insert "greater"
Page 1, Line 10, before "graduation" insert "high school" and delete "requirements" and delete the rest of the line.
Page 1, delete Line 11, and insert "and insert "federal accountability exams" "
Page 1, Line 20, delete "three" and insert "two"
Page 1, Line 21, after "grade" insert "in algebra or biology, as applicable"
Page 1, Line 23, delete "three" and insert "two"
Page 2, line 5, after "student’s" insert "algebra or biology" and after "score" insert ",as applicable,"
Page 2, Line 16, after "subdivision" insert "after the levels have been established through a professionally-recognized methodology"

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that the H3421A25 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Downey moved that the H3421A18 amendment be adopted.

Rep. Downey withdrew the H3421A18 amendment.

Rep. Downey moved that the H3421A19 amendment be adopted.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Downey renewed his motion that the H3421A19 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Davnie moved the H3421A26 amendment with the following incorporations:

Page 1, Line 6, delete "two" and insert "three"
Page 1, Line 11, delete "two" and insert "three"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Downey moved that the H3421A20 amendment be adopted.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Downey renewed his motion that the H3421A20 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Rep. Mariani moved the following oral amendment to HF 3421, as amended:

(working off the UEH3421-1 unofficial engrossment)
Page 9, Line 7, delete "must" and insert "may"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that HF 3421, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Loon moved that the minutes of March 17, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

The hearing was adjourned at 8:11 PM.




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REP. KORY KATH




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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF3421 (Mariani) - High school assessments established to determine college and career readiness.
Hearing Documents:
  • (3/18/2010)
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