Judy Park from the State Office of Education did a presentation on SMARTER Balanced Assessment which will assess the Common Core and will be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year.
Kory Holdaway, UEA Government Relations Director, discussed the upcoming Legislative Sesison. You can see a preview of hot issues at the link. There are several issues that educators will need to monitor and respond to. As members, you may receive e-mails throughout the session from UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh. Please read them so you know what is happening on the hill and so you can act if necessary.
Sara Jones, UEA Director of Educational Excellence, shared the results of a survey on alternative pay structures.
There was a lot of information presented at this meeting. I believe these three items of the most interest and relevance to you right now.