ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Accountability Reporting Advisory Committee
(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall appoint a committee, called the Accountability Reporting Advisory Committee (ARAC), consisting of at least eight members of the educational community. No more than one voting member of the ARAC may be employed by the Oregon Department of Education. The Superintendent shall appoint a chairperson and vice chairperson.
(2) The ARAC will have the following responsibilities:
(a) Recommend to the Oregon Department of Education policies, procedures and methodologies regarding:
(A) School and district report cards;
(B) Cohort graduation rate;
(C) Annual Measurable Objectives;
(D) Business rules for accountability reporting;
(E) Measurement of student growth; and
(F) Other measures for holding schools and districts accountable for student success.
(b) Make recommendations to the Oregon Department of Education on appeals from districts regarding accountability data where:
(A) The school or district submitted incorrect data or failed to submit data due to unique events that could not be predicted and/or controlled by the school or district; and
(B) The data issue could not otherwise be remedied by correcting data used in a school or district rating during the validation window available for each data collection; and
(C) The data have not been publicly released in final form.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS 326.051
Hist.: ODE 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-13
Class Size Collection
(1) As used in this rule:
(a) “Class” means a setting in which organized instruction of academic course content is provided to one or more students (including cross-age groupings) for a given period of time. A course may be offered to more than one class. Class instruction, provided by one or more teachers or other staff members, may be delivered in person or via a different medium.
(b) “Regular assignment of a teacher” means a teacher who consistently teaches a group of students in elementary self-contained classroom or group(s) of students in secondary classroom in academic subject area(s) over a given period of time.
(2) Beginning with the 2014–2015 school year, the Department of Education shall require public education programs to submit information as required by ORS 329.901 and this rule for the following categories of classes as identified based on the grade levels of the school:
(a) Elementary schools (any combination of grades Kindergarten through 8): Homeroom (Self-Contained)
(b) Secondary schools (any combination of grades 6 through 12) by academic subject area:
(A) English Language Arts (Reading or Language Arts);
(D) Social Studies (Civics, History, Government, Economics, Geography);
(E) World Language and Literature; and
(F) Fine and Performing Arts.
(3) The Department shall utilize existing institution, staff and student data collections to collect the information required by ORS 329.901 and this rule.
(4) The Department shall provide a technical manual to public education programs that will be used to determine class size.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 329.901
Stat. Implemented: ORS 329.901
Hist.: ODE 37-2014, f. & cert. ef. 6-27-14
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