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NCLB Waiver And Assessments Center Of Special State Board Meeting

State Board of Education members Gordon Hendry, left, Brad Oliver, David Freitas and Andrea Neal listen during a previous meeting.

Elle Moxley / StateImpact Indiana

State Board of Education members Gordon Hendry, left, Brad Oliver, David Freitas and Andrea Neal listen during a previous meeting.

The State Board of Education will meet this afternoon for a special meeting to hear from the Indiana Department of Education plans for meeting the June 30 deadline to keep the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver.

The State Board of Education will convene at 4:30 p.m. to hear the waiver plan, discuss an assessment for this spring that matches the state’s new standards and a new one starting the 2015-2016 school year, and resources for teachers to adjust to these changes.

The Education Roundtable, chaired by Governor Mike Pence, will meet prior at 3 p.m., to make recommendations for the content and form of this spring’s assessment. As we’ve reported, this assessment will only function for the 2014-2015 school year, so the state can meet the requirements to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver.

The Department of Education is in the process of choosing a vendor for a more permanent assessment tailored to the state’s new academic standards.

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