STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the second meeting to order at 8:40 AM on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
A quorum was present.
Rep. Kath moved that the minutes of January 8, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
Rep. Abeler presented the work of the Charter Schools Working Group over the 2008 interim.
Handouts: "Evaluation Report: Charter Schools" Office of the Legislative Auditor
"Charter School Building Leases"
Rep. Denise Dittrich , Ms. Lisa Larson, House Research, and Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Assessment and Testing, Minnesota Department of Education, presented on the Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) tests.
Handout: "Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma" (PowerPoint)
Commissioner Seagren presented the Minnesota Department of Education’s vision and goals for K-12 Education.
Handout: "Continuing the Transformation to a World-Class System of Education" (PowerPoint)
Due to time constraints, Rep. Brynaert’s presentation on Minnesota’s Growth Model was postponed until the Thursday, January 15th meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 AM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant