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Public Forums on Growth Model for New York State Accountability System


District Superintendents of Schools; Superintendents of Public Schools; Teacher Center Directors; Teacher Organizations; Deans of Institutions of Higher Education; Parent Organizations; Other Partners

From: Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Deputy Commissioner of P16: Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education and Office of Higher Education



Public Forums on Growth Model for New York State Accountability System

Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2007 calls for the creation of an enhanced accountability system, which includes the adoption of a Growth Model for Accountability by 2008-09. The New York State Board of Regents has taken the lead on drafting an enhanced accountability system that will help to drive student achievement and strengthen our ability to identify and close achievement gaps. The Growth Model proposal will have to be approved by the United States Education Department.

To make sure that New York’s accountability system is high quality, relevant and meaningful to teachers, administrators, parents, students, policymakers and others, we invite you to participate in a series of public forums in September and October throughout the State. The forums are being convened to provide the Regents and the Education Department with a representative sampling of stakeholders’ views on an enhanced accountability system. The public forums will provide a focused discussion on the proposed field input.

I strongly encourage the participation of teachers, school administrators, school board members, parents, and other interested organizations, including student advocacy groups, teacher organizations, and higher education representatives.

Each forum will present an overview on the Growth Model initiative with time devoted to small group discussions focusing on key issues related to the Growth Model system. Since the purpose of these forums is to get input from the field, participants will also be asked to complete a survey. The results of the survey will be recorded and shared with the Members of the Board of Regents.

If you wish to review the materials that April 19, 2012oposed Growth Model, you can find them on the Department’s Web site. Links to each month’s materials are provided below:

While pre-registration is not required to attend these forums, to assure that adequate space is available, I encourage you to do so by contacting the person indicated on the attached forum schedule for the forum you wish to attend.

I look forward to your participation in one of the forums to present your views on this important issue. The Board of Regents and the Department are interested in your input.

Growth Model for Accountability Forum Schedules
Date Forum Location Time
September 26, 2008 United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
Conference Center
52 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Pre-registration: Gladys Ortiz
e-mail: gortiz@mail.nysed.gov
10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
September 26, 2008 Questar III Conference Center
10 Empire State Boulevard
Castleton, NY 12033
Pre-registration: Gladys Cruz
Tel: (518) 477-8771
e-mail: gcruz@questar.org
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
September 29, 2008 Wheatley Center
31 Lee Avenue
Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Pre-registration: Doreen Frazier
Tel: (631) 687-3001
e-mail: dfrazier@esboces.org
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
October 8, 2008 RIT Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road
W. Henrietta, NY 14586
Pre-registration: Mary Ellen Petersen
Tel: (585) 344-7921
e-mail: mepetersen@gvboces.org
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
October 10, 2008 Ausable Middle/High School
1273 Rt. 9N
Clintonville, NY 12924
Pre-registration: Jane Landry
Tel: (518) 561-0100 Ext. 359
e-mail: jlandry@cves.org
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 15, 2008 Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES
Yorktown Campus
Tech South Amphitheater
200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Pre-registration: Mary Lorenzo
Tel: (914) 248-2302
e-mail: mlorenzo@pnwboces.org
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Last Updated: April 19, 2012