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APA Process 

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Elementary Education and Reading
Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants Through Four-Year-Old Children

On May 17, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process for the revision of the Mississippi Early Learning Standards.   The approved standards will be used for implementation in the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Part 195: Mississippi Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Infants Through Four-Year-Old Children

Please note you may submit written comments to Jill Dent, Director of the Office of Early Childhood via email at jdent@mdek12.org or regular mail to 359 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201, on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018.

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Teaching and Leading State Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12

On May 17, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development. The revisions are as follows:

· Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include revisions to the Alternative Qualifications for Prospective Local Superintendents of Education

· Part 4: Licensure Guidelines K-12 to include revisions to the Special, Non-renewable License for Traditional Teacher Preparation Program Completers

Please submit written comments to Dr. Cory Murphy, Office of Educator Licensure, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (licensure@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-2778.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Teaching and Leading no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 21, 2018.

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Accreditation, Office of Special Education, and Office of Secondary Education
Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2016

On April 19, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise the Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2016. All revisions approved by the SBE are listed below.

· Revisions to Process Standards 2.1 and 12.3.

· Establish Process Standards added: 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.4, 12.1.5, and Note.

· Revisions to Appendices: A1 – A4, B, C1, C2, and H.

· Establish Appendices: A6 – A11.


Revisions to the Mississippi Nonpublic School Accountability Standards, 2016 reflect updates/revisions to the graduation policies and requirements approved by the SBE. An additional revision is the removal of the waiver for Process Standard 2.1.

Please submit written comments to Dr. Jo Ann Malone, Office of Accreditation, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accreditation@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-1979.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Accreditation no later than 5:00 p.m. on
May 25, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 21, 2018.



Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of District and School Performance State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation

On April 19, 2018 the State Board of Education granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise State Board Policy Chapter 36, Rule 36.4: Assessments Required for Graduation

Based on new standards and assessments for Biology I and U.S. History, a recommendation is being made to revise Rule 36.4, to include the phasing in four (4) end-of-course Subject Area Tests as follows:
· School Year 2018-2019: Algebra I and English II
· School Year 2020-2021: Biology I
· School Year 2021-2022: U.S. History

Please submit written comments to Walt Drane, Office of Assessment and Performance, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accountability@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-1979.

All public comments must be received in the Office of District and School Performance no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 21, 2018.



                                                
Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
                     Office of District and School Performance Mississippi Statewide Accountability System

On April 19, 2018 the State Board of Education granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act process: To revise the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2017, specifically, the business rules of the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System including Section 9: Acceleration, Section 15: English Learners (EL), and Section 25: College & Career Readiness Indicator
· Revise Section 9, Acceleration
Eliminate the Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD) exclusion in Section 9.4.2 to comply with ESSA.

· Revise Section 15, English Learners (EL)
Modify Section 15 English Learners (EL) to include a measure of progress toward proficiency, beginning school year 2018 - 2019. Sections 15.2, 15.3 and 15.4 were added.

· Revise Section 25, College & Career Readiness
Eliminate the Significant Cognitive Disabilities (SCD) exclusion in Section 25.9 and 25.10 to comply with ESSA.

Please submit written comments to Walt Drane, Office of District and School Performance, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (accountability@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-1979.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Assessment and Performance no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 21, 2018
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                                                              Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
Office of Teaching and Leading State Board Policy Chapter 71, Rule 71.1 & 71.2 & Licensure Guidelines K-12

On April 19, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to revise State Board Policy Chapter 71: School Business Officials as recommended by the Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development.

· 7 Miss Admin Code, Part 3, Chapter 71, Rule 71.1 School Business Officials – Repeal.

· 7 Miss Admin Code, Part 3, Chapter 71, Rule 71.2 Licensure of School Business Administrator – Revise.

· Revise requirements for a School Business Administrator License

Please submit written comments to Dr. Cory Murphy, Office of Educator Licensure, 359 N. West Street, Post Office Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205-0771. You may also submit comments in writing by e-mail (licensure@mdek12.org) or fax 601-359-2778.

All public comments must be received in the Office of Teaching and Leading no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2018. APA Comments will be presented to the SBE on June 21, 2018.
                                                                                                 


                                                                   
                                                          Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
 Office of Elementary Education and Reading Mississippi Public School Library Monitoring Rubric


On April 19, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process for the revision of the Mississippi Public School Library Monitoring Rubric.

 The rubric was developed with input from a committee of public and non-public school librarians, school administrators, and IHL library science personnel. It provides library media specialists with a clear picture of minimum requirements for library programs in schools across the state, including minimum requirements for collection development and library facilities. The revised public school rubric will be used beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.


Please submit written comments to Elizabeth Simmons, Library Media Specialist, via email at esimmons@mdek12.org or regular mail to PO Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205, on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018.


                                                                            
                                                          Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Notice
 Office of Elementary Education and Reading Mississippi Nonpublic School Library Monitoring Rubric


On April 19, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) granted approval to begin the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) process to establish the Mississippi Nonpublic School Library Monitoring Rubric.

The rubric was developed with input from a committee of public and non-public school librarians, school administrators, and IHL library science personnel. It provides library media specialists with a clear picture of minimum requirements for library programs in nonpublic schools across the state, including minimum requirements for collection development and library facilities. The new nonpublic rubric will be used beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.


Please submit written comments to Elizabeth Simmons, Library Media Specialist, via email at esimmons@mdek12.org or regular mail to PO Box 771, Jackson, MS 39205, on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018.





APA Listserv Signup

Section 25-43-3.103 of the Mississippi Code provides requirements for proper filing with the Secretary of State for publication in the Administrative Bulletin.  Beginning March 1, 2015, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will no longer provide courtesy notification of APA submissions.  In order to receive notice of Board approved APA filings, all interested parties will need to make an official request to the MDE by registering your email address with the MDE APA listserv.  Only those who have properly registered will receive notice of agency APA submissions within three (3) days after proper filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.

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