South Dakota represented on Smarter Balanced Career Readiness Task Force
Colleen Keffeler, of the Meade School District, has been named to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Career Readiness Task Force. Keffeler was one of 15 individuals selected from the 23 nominations submitted by the states. Only six of those selected hail from K-12, while nine have a higher education background. In addition, one national expert—Kimberly Green of the National Association of State Director of Career Technical Education Consortium—has been invited to serve on the task force.
The task force has been charged with reviewing available models and developing recommendations for describing student performance on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in relation to academic readiness for postsecondary career education and training. The task force will begin its work this summer and will deliver its recommendations to the consortium prior to Thanksgiving. States will then have several opportunities to review and comment on a draft policy prior to a state vote planned for the Spring 2014 Collaboration Conference.
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