SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

January 21, 2003   Hearing Room C

3:00 P.M.       Tapes  1-2

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Sen. Charles Starr , Chair

Sen.  Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen.  Bill Morrisette

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Jan McComb, Administrator

Romy Dye, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            Informational Meeting

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

Tape 1,A

015

Susan Castillo

Superintendent of Public Instruction introduces Dept. of Education speakers.

030

Jan McComb

Introduces self and assistant.

040

Sen. Morrisette

Introduces self.

072

Sen. Ferrioli

Comments.

097

Chair Starr

Calls meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. Opens organizational meeting and work session.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND WORK SESSION

103

Chair Starr

Speaks on moving adoption of rules. (EXHIBIT A).

106

Sen. Ferrioli

Moves adoption.

 

110

Chair Starr

Without objection approved. Opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Oregon Reading First Grant Program

120

Patrick Burk

Deputy Superintendent for Educational Policy, Department of Education. Introduces other speakers. Provides introduction.

200

Burk

Presents slideshow on Oregon’s Reading First Program. Submits written report (EXHIBIT B).

220

Burk

Discusses No Child Left Behind Act.

300

Burk

Continues and describes Reading First Program.

350

Burk

Continues.

374

Julie Anderson

Department of Education English Literacy Specialist.  Discusses Research Grant. Describes important documents. Submits written material (EXHIBITS C, D, E, F).

Tape 2, A

 

 

005

Anderson

Continues.

030

Anderson

Discusses essential components of reading instruction.

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

079

Sen. Morrisette

Impressed with phonics.  Asks about identifying students for intervention.

120

Chair Starr

Responds.

 

125

Burk

Responds further. 

158

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether funding will be increased.

 

Burk

Answers.

161

Chair Starr

Asks whether students will be tested three times a year for identification purposes.

165

Burk

Responds positively.

167

Anderson

Provides more information.

190

Sen. Morrisette

Concern for parents involvement.

193

Anderson

Refers to parent brochure.

208

Sen. Morrisette

Interested in measurable performance outcome for next few years. Positive on approach.

221

Mardale Dunsworth

Director, Curriculum Office of Curriculum Instruction and Field Services. Comments.

225

Burk

Comments further.

250

Chair Starr

Recesses committee at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

RECESS

255

Chair Starr

Reconvenes the committee at 4:12 p.m. Closes informational meeting. Adjourns the meeting at 4:13 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Rules, Proposed Committee Rules, Staff, 2 pp

B – Education, Oregon Reading First Packet, P. Burk, 28 pp

C – Education, Put Reading First booklet, J. Anderson, 66 pp

D – Education, Put Reading First guide, J. Anderson, 8 pp

E – Education, National Reading Panel report, J. Anderson, 33 pp

F– Education, Oregon Reading First report, J. Anderson, 219 pp