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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Student Growth Implementation Committee to Hold First Meeting Via Conference Call

The Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee will hold its first meeting via conference call tomorrow. Consisting of teachers, principals, parents, business leaders and other education stakeholders, the committee was established to help inform the process of creating a value added student growth model for school districts to use as they develop new teacher and principal evaluation systems.

During the call, the committee will outline their tasks, discuss a timeline and future meetings, and develop a process for ongoing collaboration between meetings. In addition, the American Institutes for Research will be introduced as the vendor that will be working with the committee to identify, develop and implement value-added models that best meet the needs of Florida’s educators and students. More information about the committee.

Interested media are invited to join the conference call for informational purposes only; however, a limited number of lines are available. All media inquiries should be directed to the DOE press office.

The conference call will be held at:

Thursday, March 24, 2011
3:30 p.m. EDT

Call In Number: (866) 372-5781
Conference ID Code: 53362702