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Utah State Board of Education July 16, 2013.  Debra Roberts ◦ Chair, Utah State Board of Education ◦ Chair, Audit Committee, USBE ◦ BA, English, BYU.

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1 Utah State Board of Education July 16, 2013

2  Debra Roberts ◦ Chair, Utah State Board of Education ◦ Chair, Audit Committee, USBE ◦ BA, English, BYU  Overview of the State Board of Education ◦ Dave Crandall ◦ Jennifer Johnson  Utah Core Standards ◦ Tami Pyfer ◦ Dave Thomas  What is Next ◦ Heather Groom ◦ Jefferson Moss

3  David Crandall ◦ Vice Chair, Utah State Board of Education ◦ Software Engineer ◦ MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah  Jennifer Johnson ◦ Chair, School Trust Investment Task Force ◦ CFA Charterholder ◦ Investment Fund Manager ◦ MBA, BYU

4 UTAH PUBLIC EDUCATION GOVERNANCE The general control and supervision of public education shall be vested in a Board of Education. The membership of the board shall be established and elected by statute. The State Board of Education shall appoint a State Superintendent of Public Instruction who shall be the executive officer of the board. Article X, Section 3, Utah Constitution

5 PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM UTAH PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM State Superintendent Executive Officer State Superintendent Executive Officer Veto Power Board Election Process District Schools District Schools General Control & Supervision (Educational standards, licensing, programs & fiscal administration) Establish School System NCLB, Reduced Lunch, Title I & IDEA Funding & Programs Utah State Office of Education Staff Utah State Office of Education Staff Utah State Board of Education Executive Authority Utah State Board of Education Executive Authority Federal Government Utah State Legislature School system, budget, & programs Utah State Legislature School system, budget, & programs Utah Governor Utah Governor District School Boards State Charter School Board State Charter School Board Charter Schools Charter Schools District Superintendents

6 WHAT DOES THE STATE BOARD DO? Appoint State Superintendent Adopt Administrative Rules to implement statutes & policies (151 Rules) Establish minimum standards for all public schools Licensure of educators Prepare annual Budget and approve disbursements to local districts and charter schools Audit the Public School System Implement the Utah Performance Assessment System Administer federal programs (Special Ed & Title I) Adopt Graduation Requirements Career & Technical Education Approve Charter Schools Utah School for the Deaf and Blind School Trust Lands and Trust Fund Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Define, Establish and Implement a Core Curriculum (Standards)

7 Appoint State Superintendent Adopt Administrative Rules to implement statutes & policies (151 Rules) Establish minimum standards for all public schools Licensure of educators Prepare annual Budget and approve disbursements to local districts and charter schools Audit the Public School System Implement the Utah Performance Assessment System Administer federal programs (Special Ed & Title I) Adopt Graduation Requirements Career & Technical Education Approve Charter Schools Utah School for the Deaf and Blind School Trust Lands and Trust Fund Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Define, Establish and Implement a Core Curriculum (Standards) ADMINISTRATIVE RULES Administrative rules implementing Utah statute and board policies are written, reviewed or updated at almost every Board meeting (151 rules) ADMINISTRATIVE RULES Administrative rules implementing Utah statute and board policies are written, reviewed or updated at almost every Board meeting (151 rules) WHAT IS THE STATE BOARD DOING?

8 Appoint State Superintendent Adopt Administrative Rules to implement statutes & policies (151 Rules) Establish minimum standards for all public schools Licensure of educators Prepare annual Budget and approve disbursements to local districts and charter schools Audit the Public School System Implement the Utah Performance Assessment System Administer federal programs (Special Ed & Title I) Adopt Graduation Requirements Career & Technical Education Approve Charter Schools Utah School for the Deaf and Blind School Trust Lands and Trust Fund Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Define, Establish and Implement a Core Curriculum (Standards) STATE SUPERINTENDENT Full Board participation in the evaluation of the State Superintendent this year. STATE SUPERINTENDENT Full Board participation in the evaluation of the State Superintendent this year. WHAT IS THE STATE BOARD DOING?

9 Appoint State Superintendent Adopt Administrative Rules to implement statutes & policies (151 Rules) Establish minimum standards for all public schools Licensure of educators Prepare annual Budget and approve disbursements to local districts and charter schools Audit the Public School System Implement the Utah Performance Assessment System Administer federal programs (Special Ed & Title I) Adopt Graduation Requirements Career & Technical Education Approve Charter Schools Utah School for the Deaf and Blind School Trust Lands and Trust Fund Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Define, Establish and Implement a Core Curriculum (Standards) LICENSURE OF EDUCATORS Task force studying improvements to licensure discipline for misconduct LICENSURE OF EDUCATORS Task force studying improvements to licensure discipline for misconduct WHAT IS THE STATE BOARD DOING?

10 Appoint State Superintendent Adopt Administrative Rules to implement statutes & policies (151 Rules) Establish minimum standards for all public schools Licensure of educators Prepare annual Budget and approve disbursements to local districts and charter schools Audit the Public School System Implement the Utah Performance Assessment System Administer federal programs (Special Ed & Title I) Adopt Graduation Requirements Career & Technical Education Approve Charter Schools Utah School for the Deaf and Blind School Trust Lands and Trust Fund Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Define, Establish and Implement a Core Curriculum (Standards) SCHOOL TRUST LANDS AND TRUST FUND Task force studying the investment oversight of the permanent State Trust Fund with appointees from the Senate, House, Treasurer, and Governor (reports on August 2, 2013) SCHOOL TRUST LANDS AND TRUST FUND Task force studying the investment oversight of the permanent State Trust Fund with appointees from the Senate, House, Treasurer, and Governor (reports on August 2, 2013) WHAT IS THE STATE BOARD DOING?

11 Appoint State Superintendent Adopt Administrative Rules to implement statutes & policies (151 Rules) Establish minimum standards for all public schools Licensure of educators Prepare annual Budget and approve disbursements to local districts and charter schools Audit the Public School System Implement the Utah Performance Assessment System Administer federal programs (Special Ed & Title I) Adopt Graduation Requirements Career & Technical Education Approve Charter Schools Utah School for the Deaf and Blind School Trust Lands and Trust Fund Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Adult Education) Define, Establish and Implement a Core Curriculum (Standards) CORE STANDARDS Every five to seven years the Utah Core Standards are reviewed and updated CORE STANDARDS Every five to seven years the Utah Core Standards are reviewed and updated WHAT IS THE STATE BOARD DOING?

12 Increase proficiency in reading and math Increase high school graduation rates Implement the Utah Core Standards Computer Adaptive Assessments Implement the ACT assessments EXPLORE–8 th grade PLAN–10 th grade ACT–11 th grade

13 Standards Curriculum Assessments ACT/SAT College HOW DO WE GET THERE?

14 Standards Curriculum Assessments ACT/SAT College HOW DO WE GET THERE?

15  Tami W. Pyfer ◦ Chair, Communication Committee, USBE ◦ Clinical Instructor, College of Education, Utah State University ◦ Program Specialist, Utah Commission on Character and Civic Education ◦ MEd, Early Childhood Special Education, Utah State University  David L. Thomas ◦ Chair, Accountability and Finance Committee, USBE ◦ Chief Civil Deputy Summit County Attorney ◦ JD Law, College of William & Mary

16 Fine Arts Health Education English Language Arts English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies World Languages Financial Literacy Financial Literacy Pre-K Physical Education Educational Technology UTAH CORE STANDARDS CTE Standards CTE Standards

17 Fine Arts Health Education English Language Arts English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies World Languages Financial Literacy Financial Literacy Pre-K Physical Education Educational Technology UTAH CORE STANDARDS CTE Standards CTE Standards

18 What it is  State partnership for reform of education standards ◦ English Language Arts ◦ Math  Partnership of 48 states ◦ National Governors Association (elected) ◦ Council of Chief State School Officers (elected & appointees)  Led by the data and experts

19 What it is not  Not federal standards ◦ No federal funds ◦ No involvement of the US Department of Education (US ED) ◦ Not a curriculum ◦ Not a student database ◦ Not part of FERPA (privacy law) ◦ Not part of No Child Left Behind ◦ Not part of Race to the Top

20 Math Work Team 52 Math & educational professionals 18 University mathematics/statistics professors Math Feedback Team 22 Math & educational professionals 9 University mathematics/statistics professors English Work Team 50 English & educational professionals 11 University English and education professors English Feedback Team 12 English & educational professionals 5 University English and education professors Participating schools: Yale, Arizona State, UC Berkeley, Georgia, Missouri, Minnesota, Vermont, LSU, Arkansas, Maryland, Arizona, Florida, Harvard, Texas, Johns Hopkins, Cal Poly, Arizona State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Stanford, North-western, Ohio State, Illinois, UC Davis, Michigan, Georgia, Pittsburg, Brown, Emory, Oregon, Florida State, Illinois, Wyoming

21 Dr. Peter E. Trapa, Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah Dr. David Wiley, Director of Research, Center for Improvement of Teacher Education, Brigham Young University Dr. Hugo Rossi, Director of the Center for Science and Math Education, University of Utah Dr. Emina Alibegovic, Professor of Mathematics, University of Utah Dr. James Cangelosi, Professor of Mathematics, Utah State University Dr. Janice A. Dole, Professor of Literacy, University of Utah Dr. D. Ray Reutzel, Distinguished Professor of Early Literacy Education, Utah State University Dr. Gary Dohrer, Professor of English, Weber State University Liz Herrick, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Westminster College Christine Walker, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Utah Valley University Keith White, Associate Professor, Developmental Mathematics, Utah Valley University Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Utah Board of Regents

22 ACT, Inc., Alignment of Common Core and ACT’s College & Career Readiness System (June 2010) College Board, Research Report A, Common Core State Standards Alignment: ReadiStep, PSAT/NMSQT, and SAT (November 2010)

23 National experts don’t support the standards. Only 4 of 28 experts on the validation team disagreed. This is just the unsuccessful “Investigations Math” approach. Standards don’t define how to teach or what to use to teach. This will kill the reading of classic literature. Choices of materials are local Informational text is part of all other classwork (e.g. – social studies, science, math, etc.). Utah won’t be able to change these standards – or only 15%. Utah can change any or all of the standards.

24 The State Board rushed to adopt the standards with no public notice or input. All Board actions were in public meetings where public input is taken. Utah public input was received during three 30-day comment periods throughout the process. Public input is still accepted, analyzed, and used (e.g. – handwriting). Utah’s new Core Standards are an example of federal overreach. NCLB is federal overreach. Common Core adoption allows a waiver. The Common Core is a new federal, high stakes assessment system. The assessment system is entirely within Utah’s control. Common Core standards obligate the collection of personal student. No new data will be collected as a result of the Common Core adoption.

25  Old Utah Core Standards ◦ C in English ◦ A- in Math  Common Core received ◦ B+ in English ◦ A- in Math “The Common Core provides admirable focus and explicitly requires standard methods and procedures, enhancements that would benefit Utah’s standards.” The Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that the Common Core State Standards were comparable or superior to the existing standards in 48 states, including Utah. (Carmichael, “The State of State Standards—and the Common Core—in 2010,” Fordham Institute [July 2010]).

26 According to a recent “white paper” released by the National Center on Education Statistics, the Obama Administration wants to use the 13-question survey that eighth-grade students customarily fill out during NAEP tests to ask more probing questions in order to determine a student’s socioeconomic status. NAEP is part of the Institute of Education Sciences, of the federal Department of Education. Its board is appointed by the US Secretary of Education. States are required to participate in NAEP federal assessments as part of NCLB and as a condition to receiving Title I monies. In the past, many states realigned their state education standards to the federal NAEP standards, such as in the case of Massachusetts in 2001.

27 On May 2, 2013, the Utah State Board of Education enacted Resolution , which provides the Board’s position against the release of identifiable student data. The Common Core Initiative does not require the release of any student data information. Utah is not associated with any of the testing consortiums which may require student data information. Current federal law (FERPA), prohibits the release of identifiable student data. However, it does allow for the release of aggregated, non- identifiable data. There is some confusion over Utah statutes, which appear to be contradictory as to the release of identifiable student data. The State Board has encouraged the Utah Legislature to appropriate changes to ensure the privacy of public school students.

28  Jefferson Moss ◦ Legislative Liaison, USBE ◦ Investment Specialist, Key Private Bank ◦ MBA, BYU  Heather Groom ◦ Chair, Charter School Committee, USBE ◦ Executive VP of Sales, MojaWorks ◦ BA, Spanish, BYU

29 Need for more communication – especially on sensitive issues like Common Core Board resolutions in 2013 Creation of the School Trust Investment Task Force ( ) Utah Core Standards ( ) Data Sharing and Privacy Protections ( ) Role of Proper Assessments ( ) Legislative communications – more engagement

30 Role of the State Board for the Utah Legislature Partnering with the legislature Resource – utilize diverse board member expertise Education policy initiatives Board priorities for legislation Administrative rule can be more responsive to needs


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