COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
December 14, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
Administration Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with six members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Randall Pitcock, Secretary Paul Dorsett, and Trustees Carol Barrett, Charlotte Slack, Garland Watson and Jeff Harris. Vice President Valerie Jochen was absent.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Welcome/Board Announcements (5 minutes)
Everyone was welcomed and announcements were made.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Board communication with campuses (5 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director of Communications Chuck Glenewinkel who reported that the “Campus of the Month” effort is going well. The next faculty meeting(s) will be on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:40 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. at AMC Middle School. Trustee Jeff Harris will represent the board at that meeting.
C-3. Review of District performance data related to the development of the 2011-2012 District Improvement Plan (25 minutes)
Superintendent recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy and Deputy Superintendent Greg McIntyre who reported to the Board regarding the performance data related to the development of the 2011-2012 District Improvement Plan.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the transition from Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) to State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and End of Course Exams (25 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director of Curriculum Becky Burghardt who reported to the Trustees regarding the implications for Curriculum and Instruction when the State of Texas changes from TAKS to STAAR. STARR Assessment umbrella houses Grades 3-8 Assessments and High School End of Course Exams. Rigor under STAAR will be increased by assessing content and skills at greater depth and higher level of cognitive complexity and assessing more than one student expectation in an item. Rigor of the tests will be increased by assessing more focused student expectations but doing so multiple times and in more complex ways and including a greater number of rigorous items on the test, thereby increasing the overall test difficulty.
Curricular implications for Grades K-4 are:
· Currently elementary math specialists are providing ongoing PD on campuses to meet new assessment standards
· TEMI (Texas Elementary Math Inventory) for grades K-2 Implemented to assess intervention needs
· Curricular documents will need to be revised to meet the new expectations
· ESTAR training (Elementary Students in Texas Algebra Ready) to come for elementary teachers
Curricular implications for High School
· Currently Algebra I teacher leaders are attending state EOC Algebra I Success training
· Algebra I curriculum revisions in process
· Training for Geometry and Algebra II EOCs to be available in summer 2011
· Curricula for both courses will need to be revised
· Immediate concern: Students currently taking Algebra I in 8th grade will need to take Pre-AP Geometry as 9th graders since will take Geometry EOC exam
C-5. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the CSISD Financial Outlook (20 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker who discussed CSISD’s financial outlook.
C-6. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the Legislative Action Plan (10 minutes)
Discussion occurred regarding CSISD legislative initiatives.
C-7. Consider date for Joint Meeting with the City of College Station (5 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson led discussion related to meeting jointly with the City Council at a February meeting. We will target 2/8/11. CSISD will host the meeting at the Transportation Center.
Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the workshop at 6:57 p.m.
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT