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Technical Steering Committee

Dates and Presentations

February 16, 2012

May 10 - 11, 2012

August 2, 2012

December 12, 2012

Charge and Purpose

Senate Bill 10-191 mandates that 50% of a licensed educator’s evaluation will be determined by the academic achievement and growth of the student with whom the educator has provided instruction. The Content Collaboratives and a Technical Steering Committee will review, possibly augment, and/or create student academic growth measures to align with expectations in the Colorado Academic Standards.

The Technical Steering Committee, consisting of psychometric experts from Colorado and around the country, will establish the guiding principles for developing fair, valid and reliable assessments in all content areas and will review criteria for measuring student academic learning to verify instruments recommended by the Content Collaboratives, as well as those used or created by districts. Verified instruments will then be piloted, peer reviewed and placed in the online resource bank.

As years progress, the writing of student academic growth measures by Colorado educators or the piloting of new assessments will rely on the standardizing skills and expertise of the Technical Steering Committee.

The Technical Steering Committee:

  • Creates guiding principles and quality criteria for collaboratives to use in reviewing and creating measures
  • Reviews recommendations of collaboratives
  • Creates framework for vetting all assessments being considered for the resource bank (from collaboratives, schools, districts, other states, etc.)

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