Tiered Licensure Advisory Task Force
Active dates:2011 - 2012
Function: Develop recommendations for a statewide tiered licensure system premised on: research-based professional competencies; ongoing teacher professional growth; an assessment system for evaluating teachers' performance aligned with value-added measures of student outcomes; an expectation that teachers progress through various stages of teaching practice; and a periodic evaluation of the licensing structure. The task force is encouraged to consider the "Model Core Teaching Standards" draft.
The executive director of the Board of Teaching and the commissioner must submit by February 15, 2012, a joint report to the education policy and finance committees of the legislature recommending a differentiated statewide teacher licensing structure.
The advisory task force expires on February 16, 2012.
Commissioner of Education
Each of the following entities shall appoint a member to the advisory task force: Education Minnesota, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, the Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators, the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association, the Minnesota Secondary School Principals Association, the Parents United Network, the Minnesota Business Partnership, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota School Boards Association, and the Minnesota Association of Career and Technical Educators. The executive director of the Board of Teaching or the commissioner may appoint additional advisory task force members.
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