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District News

Superintendent seeks parents, community members for Assessments Task Force 

Jan. 30, 2013 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact:Communications | (206) 252-0200

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda is seeking parents and community members who are interested in serving on the Task Force on Assessments and Measuring Progress.

The task force will be composed of between 20 and 25 members that include central office staff, school leaders, teachers, parents and community representatives.

The task force will be charged with reviewing District assessment programs and making recommendations for next year and beyond. It will carefully review the MAP assessment, and also hear from subject matter experts on key topics, such as future Common Core standards aligned assessments, and the new statewide evaluation system for teachers. The task force is scheduled to meet 4-6 p.m., Thursdays on the following dates:

• Feb. 7
• Feb.  21
• March 7
• March 21
• April 4
• April 11
• April 25
• May 2

If you are the parent of a child in Seattle Public Schools or a community member interested in participating on the Superintendent’s task force, please submit a paragraph that explains your interest in participating.

Please verify in the letter your availability to attend task force meetings and provide any relevant information about your background or experience that would make you a strong candidate. If a parent, please also indicate the grade level(s) of and school(s) attended by your children.

For additional information, please see the announcement. All letters of interest must be submitted by noon, Monday, Feb. 4.

Please submit your letter to the following email address: assessments@seattleschools.org with the subject line: ASSESSMENT TASK FORCE

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