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Board of Education Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 5:00 PM

Meeting Information and Documents:

  • Meeting Location:
    DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
  • Meeting Notice: Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:12 PM
  • Agenda Packet: Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM
  • Minutes
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Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

5:00 PM

DeLayo-Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of December 11, 2013, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Consideration for Approval of  2014-2015 Alternative Calendar (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Andrea Trybus, Diane Kerschen, Raquel Reedy

 

III.

Testing Requirements Overview (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Rose-Ann McKernan

 

IV.

Discussion of End of Course Exams and Assignments (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green

 

V.

Future Items (Discussion)

 

VI.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

VII.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

January 8, 2014

Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

 


A Policy and Instruction Committee meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, January 8, 2014, beginning at 5:00 PM in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

Present:  Don Duran, Lorenzo Garcia, Kathy Korte, Analee Maestas, David Peercy and Steven Michael Quezada

Absent:  Martin Esquivel

I.

Call to Order – The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of December 11, 2013, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting – Dr. Don Duran motioned for approval of the agenda without minutes.  Steven Michael Quezada seconded the motion.  All present indicated approval.

II.

Consideration for Approval of the 2014-2015 Alternative Calendar – Mr. Steven Michael Quezada motioned for approval.  Dr. Donald Duran seconded the motion.  All present indicated approval.

III.

Testing Requirements Overview – Chief Academic Officer Shelly Green presented.  She said there were many questions about testing requirements.  Assessments were necessary to put together curriculum and were important to instruction.  The tests are used to check on concepts.  She went over the type of tests, the use of the data and why the test was required.  Extensive discussion followed on the different tests.  The board had many questions and suggestions.  Dr. Duran suggested putting together a testing calendar for parents to understand.  It also could inform parents as to what tests are required and why and when they would be given.  It also could explain what assessment was about.  Mr. Quezada said he thought a schedule was important for kids and parents for them to know when students would be tested.  Dr. Maestas said she thought it was important that we let all know it is part of instruction and how the teachers are using results to improve instruction.  She also asked to see who passed the Standard Based Assessment and the End of Course Exams in high school.  Discussion followed on how many tests were being given and the hours involved.

IV.

Discussion of End of Course Exams and Assignments - Ms. Green reviewed the required End of Course Exams; compared the procedures used last spring and December, 2013.  She said we didn’t have a consistent message and would like to have a consensus on what can come out of this.  The teachers had asked if the EOCs could be used for finals because of loss of instructional time.  Discussion and questions followed.

V.

Future Items (Discussion)

VI.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

VII.

Adjournment – the meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.