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News Release - State Council for Educator Effectiveness Meeting, November 19, 2010

Nov. 18, 2010

News Release

State Council For Educator Effectiveness Meeting Friday, Nov. 19

The next meeting for the State Council for Educator Effectiveness will be held on Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Ave., State Board Room, in Denver.

The agenda includes:

  • 10 a.m. – Welcome and Announcements
  • 10:15 a.m. – Framing and Progress Monitoring
  • 10:25 a.m. – Measurement Framework & Tools
  • Noon – Public Comment
  • 12:45 p.m. – Measurement Framework & Tools, cont.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Analytical Approaches Regarding Student Growth Measures
  • 2:45 p.m. – Senate Bill 10-191 Presentation
  • 3:30 p.m. – Public Comment
  • 3:50 p.m. – Communications Summary
  • 4 p.m. – Adjourn

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 a March 1, 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 represent the business community, teachers, higher education, school district administrators, school board members, charter schools, parents, students and the state department of education.

Additional dates have been added to the council’s planning meeting schedule. Currently meeting dates are:

  • Friday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Meeting minutes are available on the Governor’s Web site at www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/GovRitter/GOVR/1251573887411.

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