NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Education

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Wednesday, October 4, 2006

PLACE: E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro

The Senate Committee on Education will hold a hearing at 10:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.028.

The Committee will hear invited and public testimony on Charge #1, to
review and make recommendations on any improvements necessary for the
state's accountability system, especially as it relates to closing and
measuring achievement gaps.  The Committee should study the feasibility of
establishing statutory minimum or baseline performance standards for state
education policies.  Such a review should include a thorough study of the
current assessment structure and make any recommendations about moving to
other formats such as end of course testing.  The Committee shall also make
recommendations on how to incorporate alternative delivery methods when
assessing student performance.