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Mississippi Board of Education
April 16, 2015
10:00 A.M.
4
th Floor Boardroom
Central High School Building
359 North West Street
Jackson, Mississippi
 

Agenda  

  1. Report of State Superintendent of Education Back-up material

  2. Report on State Board of Education Subcommittee meetings Back-up material

  3. Discussion to establish State Board Policy 4013 – Restraint/Seclusion (Pat Ross) Back-up material

  4. Discussion to revise State Board Policy 3804 - Additional Assessment Options for Graduation (Pat Ross) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

  5. Discussion to revise State Board of Education policies related to graduation requirements (Pat Ross) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

  6. Discussion of recommendations on exceptions to pupil-teacher ratio requirements for grades 1-4 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

  7. Discussion to repeal State Board Policy 404 – First Administration of Statewide Assessments (Pat Ross) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

  8. Discussion to revise Accreditation Policy 3.1.3 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014 – Internal Review of Preliminary Accountability Results and establish Accreditation Policy 3.1.4 – Review or Appeal of Final Accountability Results (Pat Ross) (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) Back-up material

  9. Report from the Accountability Task Force and Technical Review Team meetings held on April 8, 2015 (Pat Ross) Back-up material

  10. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System effective 2014-2015 school year (Pat Ross) Back-up material

  11. Discussion to contract with North Mississippi Education Consortium for Fiscal Year 2016 (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  12. Discussion to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To establish the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    A. Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Three-Year-Olds (2015)
    B. Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Four-Year-Olds (2015)

  13. Discussion to contract with TBD for Fiscal Year 2016 for the English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3 – 8 Assessments; End of Course in Algebra I and English II Assessments; and Cost Options for Geometry and Algebra II Assessments (Kim Benton)

  14. Discussion to adopt new State Board Policy 3106 - Youth Detention Center Educational Provisions (Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments) (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

  15. Discussion of the Foundations of Reading test and corresponding passing score for initial elementary education licensure as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

  16. Discussion to award discretionary Educator in Residence grants to school districts for literacy coaches (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  17. Discussion to contract with personnel to serve as literacy coaches in school districts (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  18. Consent Agenda Back-up material

    A. Discussion of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

    B. [PULLED]

    C. Discussion to renew contract with Impact Education Group, LLC for assistance in management of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant (Todd Ivey) Back-up material

    D. Discussion of the 2015-2016 school calendars for State Schools (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    1. Mississippi School for the Arts 2015-2016 calendar
    2. Mississippi School for the Blind 2015-2016 calendar
    3. Mississippi School for the Deaf 2015-2016 calendar
    4. Mississippi School for the Mathematics and Science 2015-2016 calendar
    E. Discussion of Child Nutrition Procurement Plan for State Schools (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    1. Mississippi School for the Arts Child Nutrition Procurement Plan
    2. Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf Child Nutrition Procurement Plan
    F. Discussion to renew contract with Amplify Education, Inc., for conducting the Data Coaching Pilot Program (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    G. Discussion to renew contract with Cambium Education, Inc., DBA Sopris Learning, for Fiscal Year 2016 for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Literacy Professional Development Training System (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    H. Discussion to renew contract with Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2016 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    I. Discussion to renew the contract with The Riverside Publishing Company DBA HM Receivables, LLC for Fiscal Year 2016 to provide an assessment for children 3-5 with disabilities as required by the State Performance Plan (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    J. Discussion to renew the contract with Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2016 as the project evaluator for the State Personnel Development Grant (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    K. Discussion to contract with Superior Protection Services DBA Advert Group, USA to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    L. Discussion to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2016 for the operation of the Mississippi Science Test, Second Edition (MST2), Grades 5 and 8 to include the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2) for U.S. History and Biology (Kim Benton) Back-up material

    M. Discussion to renew contract with Renaissance Learning, Inc. for Fiscal Year 2016 for the operation of the Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System (MKAS2) (Kim Benton) Back-up material

  19. Executive Session

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