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  Meeting to Review the Alternative Assessment Process
  Released: Friday, March 18, 2005 at 5:00 PM
 
 
 
At the March 10-11, 2005, Commission meeting, Commissioners reviewed the list of issues that continue to arise surrounding the Alternative Assessment Process. A meeting date of April 1, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. is scheduled to be held at Oregon Education Association (OEA), 6900 SW Atlanta Street, Portland OR 97223 in their Board Room.

The following Stakeholders and Commissioners expressed an interest in participating on the work group. If you are interested in joining this work group, please let Vickie Chamberlain vickie.chamberlain@state.or.us or Melody Hanson melody.hanson@state.or.us know.

Aurora Cedillo, Commissioner
Susan DeMarsh, Commissioner
Carol Mack, Commissioner
Nancy Watt, Commissioner
Pat Evenson-Brady, Commissioner
Katrina Myers, Commissioner
Charleen Hoiland, Commissioner
Debra Robinson, Commissioner
Anne Jones, Commissioner
Greg Bell, Commissioner
Mark Ankeny, George Fox University
Linda Samek, Corban College
Teresa Ferrer, Oregon Education Association
Julie Esparza Brown, Portland State University
Woodburn School District representatives

Issues to consider include:
1. Should it be available to all educators?
2. Should there be a team of trained assessors to conduct the assessment?
3. How does the current requested portfolio relate to the waiver of content examinations?
4. Can a candidate waive more than one test, e.g., Multiple Subjects and ESOL?
5. What about other licensure? Administrator, School Counselor, School Psychologist
6. What is a fair rubric for waiver of content tests?
7. Should the Commission charge for them as the fee schedule indicates?
8. Should there be a foundational curricular or program requirement that resembles the old basic/standard coursework model used for licensure and endorsement?
9. Other issues?

Vickie Chamberlain requested that additional issues and/or concerns please be emailed to her in advance to ensure a productive meeting. The Committee's recommendations will be considered at the next Commission meeting on April 28, 2005.

Please see attached document for directions to OEA and parking information.

Directions to OEA

Take Exit 293

From the South, take I-5 North to the Haines Street Exit (Exit 293) go left (West) on Haines Street (which becomes Atlanta Street at the stop sign at 68th). Take Atlanta until it ends at 69th. Turn right into OEA's parking lot.

From Portland, go South on I-5. Take the Haines Street Exit (Exit 293). You will be on Dartmouth Street. Cross 68th. Turn Right onto 69th. Go to the end of 69th and go straight into OEA's parking lot.

From I-84 (West), take I-5 South. Take the Haines Street Exit (Exit 293). You will be on Dartmouth Street. Cross 68th. Turn Right onto 69th. Go to the end of 69th and go straight into OEA's parking lot.

From I-205 (South), go North on I-5. Take I-5 North to the Haines Street Exit (Exit 293) go left (West) on Haines Street (which becomes Atlanta Street at the stop sign at 68th). Take Atlanta until it ends at 69th. Turn right into OEA's parking lot.

OEA has asked that participants should please park in the back parking lot behind the OEA building.
 

 

  Archived: April 2, 2005  [MH:219-1] 
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