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Friday, April 1, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Race to the Top Student Growth Implementation Committee to Meet in Orlando

The 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

The meeting will take place:

Monday, April 4, 2011, and Tuesday, April 5, 2011
8:30 a.m.
The University of Central Florida
Teacher Academy Building, Room TA-130
Orlando, FL