SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

 

 

January 30, 2003†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hearing Room C

3:00 p.m.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tapes 6 & 7

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:†††††††† Sen.Charles Starr, Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert, Vice-Chair

Sen. Bill Morrisette

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:††††††††† Sen. Ted Ferrioli

 

STAFF PRESENT:†††††††††††††††† Jan McComb, Committee Administrator

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Romy Dye, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:†††††††††† SB 130 - Work Session

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Informational Meeting

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† No Child Left Behind Act

 

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

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 6, A

005

Chair Starr

Calls meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Opens work session on SB 130.

SB 130 - WORK SESSION

009

Jan McComb

Committee Administrator. Presents overview of SB 130 with changes.

037

Sen. Deckert

MOTION:Moves SB 130 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

042

 

VOTE:3-0

EXCUSED:1 - Sen. Ferrioli

 

Chair Starr

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

SEN. DECKERT will lead discussion on the floor.

046

Chair Starr

Closes work session on SB 130. Opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

049

Pat Burke

Oregon Department of Education. Presents review of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (EXHIBIT A).

141

Burke

Continues.

201

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about funds.

210

Burke

Responds.

270

Burke

Describes underlying principles of NCLB and Oregonís good position to carry out intent of NCLB:

  • Federally Approved Assess System
  • Aligned standards and assessments
  • Oregon school and district report card
  • Oregon challenge to implement NCLB

320

Burke

Describes Coherence of Vision.

330

Burke

Describessections of No Child Left Behind Act.

388

Chair

Asks about funding.

395

Burke

Answers affirmative.

TAPE 7, A

005

Burke

Continues discussing Act.

022

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether 21st Century Learning Community Act is for after school programs.

025

Burke

Responds positively.

034

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about the McKinney Act.

037

Burke

Elaborates.

040

Sen. Morrisette

Responds on clarification.

043

Burke

Provides more information on acts.

052

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether funds are administered through school districts.

056

Burke

Answers positive. Discusses first part of Title 1 Act - Improving the academic achievement for the disadvantaged.

084

Burke

Explains statute and state assessment requirements.

132

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether the optional Oregon report card attendance in kindergarten counts.

138

Burke

Responds negatively.

142

Sen. Morrisette

Elaborates further.

148

Burke

Responds further. Discusses defining accountability and implementing accountability and accountability consequences.

210

Chair Starr

Asks about setting lower standards.

239

Burke

Responds.

288

Sen. Morrisette

Comments on exceeding expectations.

297

Burke

Discusses correct and high standards for schools. ††

328

Sen. Morrisette

Asks who sets standards.

331

Burke

Responds.

337

Sen. Morrisette

Expresses concern and desire for explanations and credit given to schools doing well in an area.

346

Burke

Explains issue raised last legislative session criticizing department that it is too easy to get satisfactory rating. Clarifies formula and tightened requirements.

390

Burke

Elaborates on question about starting point, ending point and length of time.

430

Burke

Explains further.

TAPE 6, B

005

Burke

Continues.

038

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about difference in student proficiency between attending kindergarten and not attending.

040

Burke

Responds.

080

Burke

Continues.

101

Chair Starr

Requests further explanation on graph.

112

Burke

Agrees. Elaborates.

133

Chair Starr

Comments on videotape on Marva Collins in prior meeting.

141

Burke

Responds.

168

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about evidence whether the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program works or not.

176

Burke

Responds DARE is a popular program and has a positive impact on schools.

194

Sen. Morrisette

Expresses need to follow through with DARE kids.

204

Burke

Agrees. Speaks on support for low performing schools:

  • System of support
  • Major district responsibility
  • Professional development
  • Balancing program improvement with comprehensive improvement

252

Burke

Discusses teacher and administrator quality. Describes Core Academic Subject Areas. Defines a highly qualified teacher.

290

Burke

Lists three key elements for teacher:

  • License
  • Subject matter endorsement
  • Assignment

319

Chair Starr

Comments many states have charter school legislation. Asks question about charter schools.

330

Burke

Explains further.

345

Sen. Morrisette

Asks whether different subject matter is taught in charter schools.

352

Burke

Responds.

356

Sen. Morrisette

Asks about teachers licensing in charter schools.

365

Burke

Responds.

368

Sen. Morrisette

Comments.

378

Burke

Comments further.

387

Sen. Morrisette

Relates example.

394

Burke

Agrees and continues.

TAPE 7, B

020

Burke

Explains Title 2 (preparing, training and recruiting high quality teachers and principals). Talks about Title 2 Grants and use for various purposes. Speaks about Title 3 Language Instruction for limited English proficient and immigrant students. Explains Title 4 21st Century School Program.

090

Burke

Discusses safety in schools.

101

Burke

Discusses consequences and parental empowerment.

140

Burke

Explains district and state plans to reduce number of non-qualified teachers.

156

Burke

Explains NCLB high quality paraprofessional goal.

180

Burke

Discusses paraprofessionals who are exempt from requirements.

 

Burke

Acknowledges need for a plan to meet expectations by 2006.

218

Burke

Concludes. Acknowledges accountability, teacher quality, and parental engagement as key points in this discussion.

224

Sen. Morrisette

Asks for website information.

227

Burke

Responds and comments further.

272

Chair Starr

Asks about deadline.

276

Burke

Responds with deadline dates.

302

Chair Starr

Comments.

313

Burke

Comments with positive feedback.

350

Chair Starr

Closes informational meeting. Adjourns the meeting at 4:53 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A Ė Informational, No Child Left Behind Act packet, Pat Burke, 10 pp