February 10, 2023
In-Person: Tennessee Board of Regents Office 1 Bridgestone Park Nashville TN 37214 Livestreaming: https://youtu.be/u6Wv5Z0DSGA
I. Consent Items
A. Adoption of Agenda
II. Report Items
A. Member Reports
State Board members will report on various engagement
activities that occurred since the last quarterly board meeting.
III. Action Items (First Reading)
B. Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
First reading of item to revise the Educator Licensure Policy 5.502 to create a no-cost option educators to obtain a computer science endorsement through a TDOE-provided endorsement pathway.
C. Graduation Substitutions Policy 3.103
First reading of item to create a new Graduation Substitutions Policy to identify courses that may be substituted for certain graduation credit requirements.
F. Quality Charter Authorizing Standards Policy 6.111
First reading of item to reorganize and update the evaluation standards in response to the conclusion of the first full cycle of evaluations.
IV. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. Computer Science Standards Framework for Grades K-12
Final reading of item to propose new Computer Science standards for grades K-12 pursuant to Public Chapter 979 of the 2022 legislative session. There have been no changes to this item since first reading.
B. Career and Technical Education- Coordination & Supervision of Student Work-Based Learning Experience Rule 0520-01-07-.04 Final reading of item to update the Career and Technical Education rule to align credit requirements for work-based learning courses with Public Chapter 946 of the 2022 legislative session. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
C. High School Policy 2.103
Final reading of item to revise multiple sections of the High School Policy. Revisions include updates to graduation requirements to align with the Graduation Requirements Rule, students’ high school plan of study, and work-based learning credit requirements. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
D. Standards for School Administered Child Care Programs – Health & Safety Rule 0520-12-01-.10 Final reading of item to align requirements for child abuse coordinators with Public Chapter 781 which clarified notifying the Department of Children Services of child abuse. There have been minor changes to this item since first reading.
E. District and School Operations - Assessment Materials Review Rule 0520-01-02-.32
Final reading of item to create a new Assessment Materials Review rule pursuant to Public Chapter 1036 of the 2022 legislative session. This rule outlines the requirements for a member of the Tennessee General Assembly to request and review testing materials from LEAs and the Department of Education. There have been minor changes to this item since first reading.
F. Literacy and Specialty Area Standards for Educator Preparation Policy 5.505
Final reading of item to update the literacy standards for educator and instructional leader preparation programs to include effective criteria for instructing students with characteristics of dyslexia. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
G. Educator Licensure Rule 0520-02-03-.03 through -.05
Final reading of item to create additional flexibility related to obtaining and maintaining an educator license, to align with Public Chapter 1141 of the 2022 legislative session by creating a new pathway to the Practitioner Occupational License, and to improve clarity and address omissions throughout. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
H. Middle Grades Policy 2.102
Final reading of item to further develop the High School and Beyond Plan based on stakeholder feedback and to articulate ways in which districts can partner with industry leaders. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
I. Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105
Final reading of item to modify assessment requirements for educators completing preparation programs with a job- embedded clinical practice and to improve clarity and address omissions throughout. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
J. Board Meetings Policy 1.400
Final reading of item to improve clarity around agenda adoption and development, distribution of materials, reading requirements, and Rulemaking hearings. There have been changes to this item since first reading.
K. Category II and III Private School Accrediting Agencies Policy 3.500
Final reading of item to create a new policy setting forth the list of agencies approved by the State Board to accredit Category II and III private schools in Tennessee. There have been no changes to this item since first reading.
L. Charter School Authorizer Evaluation 2022 Outcomes
First and final reading of to approve the results of the 2022 charter authorizer evaluation for the Achievement School
District, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and the TN Public Charter School Commission.
M. Accountability System Revisions
First and final reading of proposed revisions to the Tennessee Accountability system in response to monitoring findings
received from the U.S. Department of Education.
N. Educator Preparation Providers (EPP)/Specialty Area Program Approvals (SAP) Approvals
First and final reading of item to recommend EPPs and SAPs for approval after comprehensive review. Item includes approval recommendations for Christian Brothers University, University of Memphis, King University, and Tusculum University.
V. Department of Human Services Licensure Actions
VI. Automatic Teacher License Actions
VIII. Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) Rule Recommendation Chapter 0520-12-05
Following discussion with the Department of Education, the Board will vote on a positive, neutral, or negative recommendation on revisions to the following Department’s TISA rules:
IX. Election of Board Officers