Daily In Session Update 4/16/19

by | Apr 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Day 93

Things you need to know:

  • 1 Bill Passed Final Read
  • Accountability Update from the State Board of Education

Passed Final Read

SB 1073 school district consolidations; elections (Allen) passed 17-13. ASBA is neutral.

Accountability Update

Yesterday, the State Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss A-F accountability and assessments. The Board adopted a new growth calculation for 2018-2019 letter grades to accommodate various choices on the Menu of Assessments. This year’s growth calculation will be based on Subgroup Improvement, however, if a school receives a lower grade than in 2017-18 under this new calculation,  they will retain the higher letter grade.

The Board also discussed a three-year plan on how to move forward with implementation of the Menu of Assessments, given the recent developments from the US Dept of Education.

Read the full summary of Board action here.