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PERFORMANCE:
see: Standards & Assessment

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council (SED) 1999
"Reaching the Top: A Report of the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement," College Board, 1999; Regents discussion item re revised statement by Task Force on Closing the Performance Gap, December 15, 1999; resolution adopted by NYSUT Board of Directors re closing the performance gap, adopted March 13, 1999; summary notes of July 12, 1999, meeting of Statewide Performance Advisory Council

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 6/9/00
Proposal for symposia; State Education Department press release, "More Students Achieve High Standards on State's Elementary School English Test," June 1, 2000; summery report of March 8, 1999, meeting of Statewide Advisory Council on Closing the Performance Gap

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 11/19/99
Agenda for joint meeting of Regents Task Force on Closing the Performance Gap and Statewide Performance Advisory Council, November 19, 1999; statistical presentation to Regents by Education Trust, "Achievement in America," September 16, 1999; related materials

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 9/16/99
Regents discussion item, "Closing the Gaps in Student Performance"; related materials

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 5/17/99
Summary notes of March 8, 1999, meeting of council; related materials

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 3/8/99
Agenda; conceptual framework; "America's Next Achievement Test: Closing the Black-White Test Score Gap," American Prospect , September-October 1998; handwritten notes

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Statewide Performance Advisory Council 1/28/99
Agenda; Comprehensive District Education Plan; letter from Commissioner Mills to Cortese inviting her to participate on council, January 21, 1999; handwritten notes

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Performance Assessment 1992-1996
Congressional testimony, "National Education Standards and Testing: A Response to the Recommendations of the National Council on Education Standards and Testing," Daniel M. Koretz, RAND, et al., 1992; "The British Experience with 'Authentic' Testing," George F. Madaus and Thomas Kellaghan, Phi Delta Kappan , February 1993; "Does Your Testing Match Your Teaching Style?" Instructor , September 1994; "Educators Weigh High Price of Performance Assessment," Education Daily , January 4, 1996; NYSUT memo re Vermont Portfolio Assessment Program by RAND, November 14, 1994

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Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction 2002
State Education Department summary of discussions of subcommittee

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Closing the Achievement Gap 2001-02
Regents discussion item re student performance on elementary and middle-level assessments, October 29, 2001; NYSUT Task Force on Time survey results

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Leave No Child Behind Conference, SUNY Albany 3/14-16/02
Presenters' outlines for SUNY conference, "Leave No Child Behind: Improving Under-Performing Urban Schools"

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Closing the Performance Gap Committee 2000-2002
Cortese talking points for April 30 meeting of Closing the Performance Gap Committee; press release from State Education Department, "Vast Majority of High School Seniors Pass Regents English, Math Exams to Graduate," with attached statistical charts, December 19, 2001; agenda for meeting of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; draft document by Regents and Statewide Performance Advisory Council, "Strategies to Close the Gaps in Student Performance," with similar cover letters to Cortese from Commissioner Mills, October 22, 2001, and January 9, 2002; report by Comptroller H. Carl McCall, "Higher Standards for All: New York State's Educational Performance Gap and Necessary Reforms," July 2000; related student achievement data; handwritten notes

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Statewide Gap Implementation Advisory Committee 2/12/02
State Education Department briefing paper on No Child Left Behind Act; discussion paper for Regents on uses of disaggregated data in closing the performance gap (reporting performance data by racial, ethnic, and other demographic characteristics); list of members of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; statistical materials

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Performance Gap Meeting. Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction 9/26/02
Summary of issues discussed at meetings of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; report by subcommittee: "Closing the Gaps in Student Academic Performance"

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Statewide Performance Gap 7/1/02
Agenda for Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction meeting; Regents report, "Strategies to Close the Gaps in Student Performance," February 2002; comparison of Regents report and report of Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction; Regents status report of middle-level education in NYS; issue outline, "Improving Middle-Level Instruction"; final report of the NYSUT Task Force on Time, June 2002

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Performance Gap Advisory Committee 4/30/02
Agenda for Subcommittee on Strengthening Instruction meeting; Cortese talking points; Regents discussion paper re implementation of learning standards for science, technology, health, physical education, and family and consumer sciences in NYS public schools, year III district level study, February 25, 2002; handwritten notes

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Performance Gap Advisory Committee 3/14/02
Promotional brochures for the University of the State of New York; agendas for subcommittees