Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee agenda for October 13
The agenda for the October 13 Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee has been posted and it's a lulu.
- A motion to amend Policy 3201, Disciplinary Appeal Council
- The motion for the annual approval of schools
- A motion in support of the City's pre-K initiative
- A draft Policy for advanced learning
- The annual approval of the Alternative Learning Experience Plan as well as a review of the Alternative Learning Experience policy
- An update on the Special Education revised C-CAP
- An update on MTSS
- An item labeled "Garfield High School Post"
- An assessment update
- Something to do with the attendance policy
- The quarterly report on Equitable Access
- And something to do with the policy on Research Activity and Test Administration
The annual approval of schools only states that every school has a C-SIP. There were years, however, when some schools did not have C-SIPs. The C-SIP is kind of a bullshit document anyway, but it carries a lot of requirements from the state and from the District and it is never hard to find ones that are blank, or all boilerplate, or just simply wrong.
I wonder if the motion in favor of the City's pre-K initiative could pass the Board. I wonder if it should. Maybe the District should just stay out of it.
I can't wait to see the draft policy for Advanced Learning. The last version was not only perfectly dreadful and completely inadequate, it was also essentially identical to the one that the Board rejected a year before.
Now that some of the ALE schools have chosen not to be ALEs (The NOVA Project and STEM at Cleveland to name two), I wonder what's left of the ALE policy ad procedure.
Hoo boy. An update on the C-CAP. That should be fun. I think this is the first time the Board has taken it up since the announcement that some funds will be held back.
An update on MTSS should also be fun. Is that implementation on pace with the timetable that the staff has been presenting from the start?
Garfield High School Post. What the heck could that be? It is not the name of the school newspaper.
I think we would all like an assessment update. Just what tests will the District be putting in front of students this year. And, more importantly, why.
The quarterly report on equitable access is always a little bit funny because it so completely fails to meet the requirements of the policy. Ha ha. Isn't that cute. The Board doesn't care.
And, to finish, some effort at a coherent statement about the District's policies on tests. Should be fun