OCTOBER 22, 2013: NASDSE recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education on two important issues:
(1) The Department's proposed rescission of the use of and alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards (the '2%' assessment) and
(2) The Department's proposed strategic plan.
To view the letters, click here.
OCTOBER 18, 2013: NASDSE's Board: At NASDSE's recently concluded 75th Annual Conference and Business Meeting, which took place in Atlanta October 5-8, members chose a new Board of Directors to lead the organization for 2013-14. The Board members are:
Fred Balcom (CA) –President
Richard Henderson (ID) – Secretary-Treasurer
Frank Podobnik (MT) – President-Elect
Colleen Riley (KS) – Past President
Cathy Boshamer (SC) – Member-at-Large
Johnny Collett (KY) – Member-at-Large
Glenna Gallo (UT) – Member-at-Large
Debbie Gay (GA) – Member-at-Large.
AUGUST 19, 2013: NASDSE Comments on Proposed Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection: NASDSE submited comments in response to a request for feedback from the the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights on its proposal for its upcoming survey of schools and local school districts. Overall, NASDSE questioned the number of burden hours –estimated at nearly 1.5 million – to complete the survey. We asked that for all the additional proposed survey items, that a comparable number of older items be eliminated with the exception of one item – data on the number of teachers who meet all state licensing and certification requirements. Click here to read NASDSE’s comments.
JULY 31, 2013: Project FORUM Documents: NASDSE's old Project Forum website has been taken down. All of the documents that were on that website can now be found on this website. Click on 'Projects' on the left tool bar and then click on Project Forum to access the documents.