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NCLB Reauthorization. The committees are working quickly. Current timeline. Senate Hearings – currently being conducted Staff draft – draft bill expected by August 1st Committee markup – September Floor – October 07? House Hearings – more than Senate Staff draft – mid June.

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Nclb reauthorization

NCLB Reauthorization

The committees are working quickly


Current timeline

Current timeline

  • Senate

    • Hearings – currently being conducted

    • Staff draft – draft bill expected by August 1st

    • Committee markup – September

    • Floor – October 07?

  • House

    • Hearings – more than Senate

    • Staff draft – mid June


Issues in play

Issues in play

  • In play with resolution expected

    • Grow models

    • HQT

    • School improvement process with SES and public school choice

    • Reading First

    • Adolescent Literacy


Growth models

Growth Models

  • Identified as highly desirable by most.

  • Chairman Miller (D-CA) asked at his hearing:

    • Are growth models and multiple measures consistent with the goals of No Child Left Behind NCLB)?

    • Do states have the capacity to build data systems to determine the validity and reliability of growth models?

    • Do growth models overstate progress?


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HQT

  • Teacher quality is a subject of hearing on Friday, May 11th

  • Admin pushing highly effective teachers

  • Some civil rights groups are pushing for more on this.

  • House bill on teachers to be included in Higher Ed and NCLB


School improvement

School Improvement

  • Hearing has focused on effectiveness

  • Most House committee members seem OK with the switching of SES and public school choice

  • Lots of questions on oversight


Reading first

Reading First

  • All parties agree that it should remain

  • Hearings looking at issues around DIBELS

  • Referrals made to US Dept of Justice

  • Senate HELP committee planning to reauthorize Reading First with strong ethics language


Adolescent literacy

Adolescent Literacy

  • S 958 introduced by Senator’s Sessions (R-AL) and Murray (D-WA)

  • Companion being introduced in House

  • Senator Kennedy has introduced a High School Reform bill


Issues in play but harder

Issues in play..but harder

  • AYP

  • IDEA & RTI

  • ELL and NCLB


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AYP

  • House hearing

    • Lots of complaints on over testing

    • Witness concerned with schools being labeled as being bad or good based on one subgroup.

  • All members indicate that they want to have measure that all children are learning.


Nclb reauthorization

RTI

  • Administration supporting RTI being used in general education

  • Many meetings and grants being made

  • Special education community pushing to have language on RTI and special ed in NCLB


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ELL

  • Increasing numbers of ELL students

  • 80% of ELL first language is Spanish

  • House hearing on topic

    • Most members understand how widespread ELL are

    • Differences on how testing – L1 or L2 should be conducted


Funding

Funding

  • House and Senate working on compromise above president’s budget recommended

  • In House education bill may be the third measure – could be early June!!!

    • House Republicans circulating letter to support possible Presidential vetos


Looking ahead

Looking ahead

  • Intense negotiations

  • Core most likely unchanged

  • Key players moving ahead

  • Wide range of convergence

  • Still a long way to go.


Information

Information

  • www.reading.org

  • www.latadvisory.blogspot.com

  • http://thomas.loc.gov

  • www.ed.gov


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