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Media AdvisoryFriday, April 1, 2011
DOE Press Office
Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee to Meet in OrlandoThe Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee will hold its first in-person meeting April 4-5, 2011, in Orlando. Consisting of teachers, principals, parents, teacher educators, 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.
Topics to be covered during this two-day meeting include:
- Overview of value-added models
- Discussion of the characteristics of the different types of models and student variables that may be included
- Direction from the Committee to the contractor, American Institutes of Research (AIR), on the types of models and variables to explore using Florida-specific data
For those who cannot attend in person the meeting will be webcast at www.fldoe.org.
The meeting will take place:
Monday, April 4, 2011, and Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The University of Central Florida
Teacher Academy Building, Room TA-130