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News Release - State Council for Educator Effectiveness Meeting March 10-11, 2011

March 8, 2011

News Release

State Council For Educator Effectiveness Meets Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, In Denver

The next meeting of the State Council for Educator Effectiveness will be a two-day meeting on Thursday and Friday, March 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select Cherry Creek, 455 South Colorado Blvd. in Denver.

All meetings of the state council are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments to the council via e-mail at SCEE@cde.state.co.us. If you plan to make public comment at a council meeting, the council requests that you notify Vanessa Roman at roman_v@cde.state.co.us with your name and topic of comment so staff may plan the agenda accordingly.

Public comment sessions will take place at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Thursday and 11:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday.

The agenda for this meeting will include work on the following topics:

  • Role of the state council moving forward
  • Definition of novice
  • Guidelines for measuring student growth
  • Statewide model system
  • Student engagement recommendations
  • Attribution of student scores
  • Guidelines for measuring teacher professional practice
  • Policy recommendations
  • Implementation recommendations

Background

The 15-member council met for the first time on March 11, 2010. The purpose of the council, according to the governor’s charge, is to provide a forum for considering options and providing recommendations to ensure that every educator is:

  • Evaluated using multiple, fair, transparent, timely, rigorous and valid methods, at least 50 percent of which is determined by academic growth of their students.
  • Afforded a meaningful opportunity improve their effectiveness.
  • Provided the means to share effective practices with other educators statewide.

Among other charges, the council was given an April 2011 deadline to draft definitions of teacher effectiveness and principal effectiveness and to “develop and recommend guidelines for adequate implementation of a high-quality educator evaluation system.”

Council members are appointed by the Governor and represent the business community, teachers, higher education, school and district administrators, school board members, charter schools, parents, students and the state department of education.

Future meetings are:

  • Friday, March 25, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Colorado Children’s Campaign, 1580 Lincoln St., Suite 420, Denver
  • Friday, April 8, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wings Over the Rockies Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver
  • Monday, April 18, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., location TBD
  • Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Colorado Children’s Campaign, 1580 Lincoln St., Suite 420, Denver

For more information on educator effectiveness initiatives at CDE, visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/educatoreffectiveness/

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