October 14, 2016 Board Meeting

I.        Consent Items (Voice Vote)

           A.     Adoption of Agenda

           B.     Approval of Minutes from April 15, 2016, July 22, 2016, and September 1, 2016

           C.     Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Actions
   
                 The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation has determined that the attached individuals have defaulted
                    on a state or federal educational loan or service-conditional scholarship.  Therefore, the State Board of
                    Education must suspend their teaching license pursuant to TCA § 49-5-108(d)(2).


II.       Report Items

          A.       Bethel University Petition for Declaratory Order and Request for Stay
                     Bethel University has filed a petition for declaratory order and a request for stay in response to the Board's
                     July 22, 2016, decision to deny approval of Bethel's Educator Preparation Program.  The petition is being
                     presented to the Board for a roll-call vote on whether to have a hearing on the petition or deny the
                     petition.
 

III.      Action Items (First Reading)

           A.       Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
                      First reading of new and updated courses within the Health Science, Human Services, Information Technology,
                      and Marketing career clusters. The new and revised course standards are better aligned with postsecondary
                      pathways, incorporate added instructional rigor, and reflect the competitive employment demands of our state
                      These changes will go into effect for the 2017-18 school year.

            B.       Non-Public School Approval Process Rule 0520-07-02
                       First reading of an item to update this rule to remove category VI from the list of non-public school categories, remove
                       references to private pre-k programs as they are approved by DHS, and to make other clarifying changes. 

            C.        Pupil Transportation Rule 0520-01-05
                       First reading of an item to update this policy by removing out of date content and aligning the policy to legislation
                       passed during the 2016 General Assembly.

            D.       High School Policy 2.103
                       First reading of item to provide additional clarity to previous revisions of the policy.  Changes provide a phase-in
                       period for the ACT/SAT graduation requirement; add a 10th grade career interest inventory requirement; and clarify
                       requirements for the Move on When Ready Act.

            E.       Tennessee Learning Centered Leadership Policy 5.101
                       First reading of revisions to better align licensure for instructional leaders with the teacher licensure process. In
                       addition, the revisions put in place renewal requirements for individuals not serving in an instructional leader
                       capacity.

            F.       Educator Licensure Rule 0520-02-03
                      First reading of revisions to better align licensure for instructional leaders with the teacher licensure process. In
                      addition, the revisions put in place renewal requirements for individuals not serving in an instructional leader capacity.

           G.       Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
                      First reading of revisions to better align licensure for instructional leaders with the teacher licensure process. In
                      addition, the revisions put in place renewal requirements for individuals not serving in an instructional leader capacity.

           H.       Educator Preparation Policy 5.504
                      First reading of recommendations for new Literacy Standards for Educator Preparation providers. The new standards
                      will replace current reading standards for educator preparation providers. The new standards are aligned with current
                      expectations related to literacy instruction in Tennessee schools. In addition, the standards expand requirements
                      across almost all areas of endorsement.

            I.       School Attendance Policy 4.100
                     First reading to update revise the existing policy 4.100 Guidelines for Exemption from Compulsory Attendance Policy to
                     reflect statutory requirements for compulsory attendance, exemptions from compulsory attendance and excused
                     absences. The new name proposed for the revised policy is the School Attendance Policy.

             J.      Guidelines for Out of School Experiences 3.203
                      First reading to remove this policy which is outdated and now covered by the Work Based Learning Policy

            K.      School Safety Policy 2.300
                      First reading of item to delete this policy which is outdated and superseded by the Schools Against Violence in
                      Education (SAVE) Act. 

            L.       Model Drug Testing Policy 4.201
                      First reading of an item to update out of date provisions of this policy

            M.     Earthquake Plan Policy 2.304
                      First reading of item to remove this policy which is outdated and incorporated in the State Board rule for
                      multi-hazard emergency operations plan.

           N.       Special Courses Policy 3.201
                      First reading of an item to update this policy to include process for special course renewal.

           O.        Leave for Teachers Rule 0520-01-02-.04
                       First reading of item to remove outdated reference to career ladder evaluator professional leave.

           P.         Fiscal Accountability Standards Rule 0520-01-02-.13
                       First reading of an  item to update outdated sections of the fiscal accountability rule.

          Q.         Approval of Textbooks Rule 0520-01-02-.15
                       First reading of item to delete this rule which is now covered by state board rule 0520-05-01, Policies of Tennessee
                       State Textbook Commission.

           R.        Two-Way Communications Systems Policy 2.301
                       First reading of an item to remove this policy since schools no longer use Two-Way Communications Systems as
                       part of their emergency preparedness plans. This policy is no longer needed.


IV.          Action Items (Final Reading)

           A.        Professional Assessments Policy 5.105       
                      Final reading of an update to correct an error related to the required cut score on the Professional Assessment Policy.

           B.       Science Standards
                     Final reading of newly revised science standards. These standards if approved will be implemented in the 2018-19
                     school year.

          C.        Fine Arts Standards
                     Final reading of newly revised fine arts standards. These standards if approved will be implemented in the 2018-19
                     school year.

           D.      Physical Activity Policy 4.206
                     Final reading of an item to align with the policy with the new requirements of Public Chapter 669 passed during
                     the 2016 Legislative Session.

           E.      Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standards
                     Final reading of newly revised health education standards.  These standards if approved will be implemented in the
                     2018-19 school year.

           F.       State Approved Textbooks - Section B (Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; STEM, Health Science; Transportation,
                     Distribution, and Logistics; Architecture and Construction)  
                        
                     Final reading of the preliminary adoption list for textbooks in CTE B: agriculture, food and natural resources; STEM,
                     health science; transportation, distribution, and logistics; architecture and construction.
                     Attachment 1                    Attachment 2                       Attachment 3

           G.      School Counseling Model and Standards Policy 5.103
                     Final reading of revised school counseling model of practice and standards. The current school counseling model and
                     standards were last updated in 2005 and were in part based on the American School Counseling Association (ASCA)’s
                     national model. In that time, the national model and standards have been revised twice. The revised Tennessee model
                     and standards will provide guidance for districts in developing strong school counseling programs.

          H.      Approved High School Courses Policy 3.205
                     Final reading for an elective course for ACT preparation. This new course is intended to standardize the rigor and
                     component of ACT preparation courses that are typically offered through special course approval.
                     Attachment 2

           I.        Nursing Education Standards
                     Final reading to update Nursing Education Standard 15 to modify the assignment from a paper to a patient care plan.
                     Changing the assignment to a patient care plan allows for real world application of knowledge and increases rigor.
                     Students will be able to apply their knowledge of patient care and skills to a real patient they are caring for. This models
                     the work of the registered nurse in the patient care area.

          J.        Employment Standards, Rule 0520-01-02-.03
                    Final reading to revise employment standards for career and technical education supervisory positions. The revision
                    expands the requirements for meeting position qualifications to include completion of the career and technical core
                    competencies for professional development matrix. This change will allow for consistency among all new career and
                    technical education supervisors with meeting the employability standards. This change will also allow for increased
                    engagement in professional development aimed at meeting other federal requirements for career and technical
                    education.

         K.        Minimum Requirements for the Approval of Public Schools, Rule 0520-01-03
                     Final reading of an item to update this policy by removing out of date content and aligning the policy to legislation
                     passed during the 2016 General Assembly.

          L.        Uniform Grading Policy 3.301
                     Final reading of an item to update this policy to align with Public Chapter 957 which sets requirements for locally
                     adopted grading systems.

          M.       Curriculum Frameworks Policy 3.20
                      Final reading of an item to remove this policy since the State Board has adopted the Standards Review Policy which
                      more accurately details the State Board’s role of adopting academic standards.  This policy is no longer needed.

          N.        Performance Model Policy 2.10
                      Final reading of an item to remove this policy since the State Board now adopts annual performance goals and
                      objectives for achievement and achievement gap closure, this policy is no longer needed.

          O.        Reading Policy 3.104
                      Final reading of an item to remove this policy. The Department of Education has initiated the Read to be Ready
                      reading and literacy campaign. This policy is no longer needed.

          P.         Creation or Reactivation of City School Systems, Rule 0520-01-08
                      Final reading of item to update this rule to align with current law and practice.

          Q.        Non-Public Schools Administrative Rules, Rule 0520-07-01
                      Final reading of an item to remove a reference to Category VII schools as Tennessee no longer has Category VII
                      schools.

           R.       Standards for School Administered Child Care Programs, Rule 0520-12-01
                      Final reading of change to comply with federal/state laws and more recent State Board rules.
                      THIS ITEM WAS REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA AT THE MEETING                        

          S.        Educator Licensure Rule 0520-02-03-.09
                     First reading of rule changes for Board disciplinary action for particular types of infractions.

          T.        Emergency Individualized Education Account (IEA) Rules 0520-01-11
                     Final reading of emergency IEA Rules. Emergency rules are the identical to the IEA rules the state board approved
                     on final reading at the May 2016 meeting. The permanent rules will not be effective until December 1, 2016 so
                     emergency rules need to be in place so applications can be processed with enough time before Jan 1, 2017.

          U.        Standards Setting for End-of-Course Assessments
                      Final reading of student performance levels for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II,
                      Integrated Math III, U.S. History, English I, English II and English III end of course exams.

          V.        Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy 5.201
                     Final reading of policy to include Achievement Measure Worksheet for 2016-17.  The updated worksheet includes
                     industry-based certifications aligned with Tennessee’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study.

          W.      Basic Education Program (BEP) Review Committee Appointments
                     Final reading of the appointment of individuals to serve on the 2016-17 BEP Review Committee.


V.        Charter School Appeals

           A.        Rocketship Tennessee #3
                       Final reading of the appeal by Rocketship Education to the State Board of Education.

           B.        Green Dot Charter High School
                       Final reading of the appeal by Green Dot Public Schools to the State Board of Education.

           C.        Pathways in Education-Tennessee
                       Final reading of the appeal by Pathways in Education to the State Board of Education.