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Education Policy Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(17 members)

2013 § 21 Study dual-credit, advanced placement, and distance education courses. The study must include a review of early enrollment placement testing and the qualifications for dual-credit and advanced placement courses. The study also must include a review of the costs and amounts of funding necessary to provide all students access to dual‑credit, advanced placement, and distance education courses, as well as the types of courses available and the delivery methods necessary to provide all students with access.

2217 § 1 Study the feasibility and desirability of creating a teacher incentive for leadership program. The study must include an evaluation of whether a program would improve student learning through improved instruction; reward effective teachers by providing increased leadership opportunities; attract new teachers to the state by offering competitive starting salaries and professional development; promote collaboration and new career pathways for teachers through mentoring, coaching, and project-based learning; and retain effective teachers through new career opportunities and advancement. The study also must include a review of the types of data to be tracked to determine the success of the program; the correlation and effectiveness of the program in relation to other teacher development programs; and how the program operates in relation to the statewide education strategic vision.

3011 Study those provisions of the North Dakota Century Code which relate to the provision of elementary and secondary education to recommend changes to any laws found to be irrelevant, duplicative, inconsistent, or unclear.

4004 Study the impact of students who experience behavioral health crisis or who engage in intense and aggressive behavior for communication purposes, both of which result in behaviors that make learning environments unsafe for other students, teachers, and other school personnel, and the need to implement a uniform reporting system.

Before the Superintendent of Public Instruction may submit proposed changes to the state accountability plan, the superintendent must present changes to an interim committee designated by the Legislative Management (NDCC § 15.1-02-17)

Receive report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction of a request from a school or school district for a waiver of any rule governing the accreditation of schools (NDCC § 15.1-06-08)

Receive a report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding waivers applications under Section 15.1-06-08.1 (NDCC § 15.1-06-08.1)

Receive reports from the Superintendent of Public Instruction annually regarding the innovative education program, including the status of the implementation plan, a summary of any waived statutes or rules; and a review of evaluation date results (NDCC § 15.1-06-08.2)

Receive report from the Education Standards and Practices Board regarding electronic satisfaction survey results of all interactions with individuals seeking information or services from the board (NDCC § 15.1-13-36)

Receive from the Superintendent of Public Instruction the compilation of test scores of a test aligned to the state content standards in reading and mathematics given annually to students in three grades statewide (NDCC § 15.1-21-10)

Receive a report from the Education Standards and Practices Board during the 2019-20 and 2021-23 interims regarding the status of the alternative teacher certification program (2019 House Bill No. 1287, § 2)

Receive a report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction before July 1, 2021, with a recommendation whether to continue the dyslexia screening pilot program beyond the 2022-23 school year (2019 House Bill No. 1461, § 2)

Receive a report from the Education Standards and Practices Board during the 2019-20 and 2021-23 interims regarding the status of the alternative teacher certification program (2019 House Bill No. 1531, § 2)

Receive a report from the Superintendent of Public Instruction on updates and the collaborative report on the Statewide prekindergarten through grade twelve education strategic vision (2019 Senate Bill No. 2025, § 1)

Receive an annual report from the Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Education Coordination Council on the activities of the council (2019 Senate Bill No. 2215, § 1)

Receive a report from the Education Standards and Practices Board during the 2019-20 and 2021-22 interim regarding the number of teacher permits issued under an alternative teacher certification program, the effectiveness of the program, the quality of instruction provided under the program, and whether the program is accomplishing desired objectives. The report must include a recommendation regarding continuation of the program (2019 Senate Bill No. 2265, § 25)