SED seeking public input on accountability, potential testing methods
Bethany Bump is reporting at Capitol Confidential state education leaders are seeking public input on a developing statewide plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal law that replaced No Child Behind last year. Specifically, the State Education Department wants ideas on how to hold schools accountable for student success, potential alternative testing methods and possible interventions for low performing schools. State Ed will hold public meetings across the state this month in an effort to gather input from students, teachers, administrators and parents. Questar III BOCES will host four meetings at its central office in Castleton on March 8, 9, 11 and 17. The meetings will cover 14 questions on issues like: Potential new innovative assessment practices New York may wish to pilot; assessment and accountability requirements for English language learners; and, the design of the state's public school accountability system. Those interested in attending must RSVP the meeting organizer to participate. Information, including the most recent list of locations for the proposed meetings, can be found at P 12 [dot] gov [slash] accountability [slash] Winter Regional Meetings 2017. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.