PUBLIC COMMENTS

The following rule changes are available for comment until October 26, 2011.

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Open Negotiations

Deals with two aspects of collective bargaining and negotiations under the new Students Come First law.

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SISBO Manual

Changes to the manual that affect Idaho's school transportation program.

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Accreditation

Acknowledges name change of Northwest Association of Accredited Schools to Northwest Accreditation Commission

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Endorsements

Approves the Professional Standards Commission's clarifications and a revision to ensure that endorsements for certification in the Exceptional Child Certificate, English as a new language, and school psychologists meet current needs.

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Idaho Interim Certificate

The Professional Standards commission approved the need for an Interim Certificate for the reinstatement of an expired certificate.

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Vehicle for Approval of Teacher Education Programs

The Professional Standards Commission recommends revising current rules to allow the accreditation process to remain focused on a single set of nationally recognized standards.

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Teacher Evaluation

This clarifies the new parent input and growth in student achievement requirements in teacher and school-based administrator evaluations as part of Students Come First.

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ISAT-Alt

This includes the latest revisions of the ISAT-Alternate Achievement Standards to a portfolio system in mathematics, science, reading and language usage.

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Assessment

The change removes references to the Direct Writing Assessment (DMA) and Direct Math Assessment (DMA) tests that received a waiver to discontinue their use in June of 2010.

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Dual Credit, College Entrance

This rule change deals with two aspects of high school graduation requirements: dual credit as it pertains to the senior project requirements for students participating in the Dual Credit for Early Completers program, and college entrance examinations.

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