We know that you are very busy and that the invitation came with only a days notice, so we've included the video and audio recording of the meeting here in MP4 format.
Building on the "Seminole Solution" to develop a plan capable of being implemented State-wide as "The Sunshine Solution".
Since its founding in January of 2015, the Florida Coalition of School Board Members has held as one of its Core Values:
FCSBM- The Sunshine Solution Assessment Round Table
You can also dial in using your phone.
Access Code: 631-448-229
Here are links to the presentations, please review especially if you are joining by phone.
Section 1: The High Cost of High Stakes Testing
Section 2: The Seminole County Solution PDF
We look forward to making history together!
From FCSBM website: "Balance of Accountability & Reasonableness in Assessments
FCSBM believes in local control of education decisions with reasonable state oversight and accountability. Assessments should be evidence-based, occasional, and beneficial to students, not used to punish them. Accountability encourages excellence, but should not be so high stakes as to encourage "teaching to the test". Classroom learning time must be regarded as precious, and the time and resources sacrificed for testing must be carefully and transparently considered. "
Two of the Coalition's earliest members Erika Donalds (Founding Member and Treasurer) and Amy Lockhart (one of our first Charter Members) have been working on the assessment issue independently. Erika has been exploring the opportunity costs of the current model, while Amy and her colleagues on the Seminole County School Board have been considering the feasibility of using Nationally Normed tests in place of the FSA. Now we are working together with members from around the State of Florida to develop a solution; the Sunshine Solution.
We believe that these ideas should at the very least be carefully considered.
The purpose of the round table will be:
1: Educate School Board Members (SBM) on the challenges of moving forward with the FSA
2. Discuss the options, features, and benefits, contemplated by the "Seminole Solution" and explore ways we can work to make it even stronger
3. Develop tactics for collectively advancing the Sunshine Solution
Please join from a computer, if possible, to take advantage of all the benefits of Goto Meeting such as powerpoint presentations. A link to the meeting and supporting documents will be emailed within a few minutes of registering.
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We look forward to working together to make history.
FCSBM- Fiercely dedicated to student success
Erika Donalds-CPA and Board Member of Collier County School Board- The Opportunity Costs of Over-testing
Amy Lockhart- Vice-Chair Seminole County Schools (and possibly Dr. Walt Griffin Seminole Superintendent)- Update on Seminole Solution
Dr. Mark Rendell, Indian River County School District , Superintendent of Schools- Superintendent's Perspective-
Moderator- Shawn R. Frost, MBA, Founding VP of FCSBM, School Board Member, Indian River County.