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HCR020.........................................................by EDUCATION TEACHER MENTORING MODEL TEST PROGRAM - Stating findings of the Legislature and commending to the State Board of Education a task force to develop a test program modeling teacher mentoring and encouraging participation and cooperation from the State Department of Education, school district trustees and superintendents in local school districts, and teachers in schools. 03/10 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/11 Rpt prt - Held at Desk 03/14 Ref'd to Educ 03/15 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/16 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/17 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsors - Barraclough & Rydalch Title apvd - to Senate 03/18 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Educ 03/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 10th Ord 03/29 10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote Floor Sponsor - Goedde Title apvd - to House 03/30 To enrol 03/31 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 04/01 To Secretary of State
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 20 BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE CONCERNING THE TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM 3 AND COMMENDING TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CREATION OF A TASK FORCE TO 4 DEVELOP A TEST PROGRAM MODELING TEACHER MENTORING AND ENCOURAGING PARTICI- 5 PATION AND COOPERATION FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SCHOOL DIS- 6 TRICT TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS IN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND TEACHERS 7 IN THE SCHOOLS. 8 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 9 WHEREAS, specific school districts developed mentoring programs over the 10 course of past years to promote teacher development and improvement; and 11 WHEREAS, the Legislature recognized the potential of mentoring programs 12 and adopted a statute mandating a mentoring program according to State Depart- 13 ment of Education guidelines to foster teacher professional development and 14 increase student achievement; and 15 WHEREAS, initially, the mentoring program was approved with state funding 16 to support the mandate, but since 2003 there has been no state funding and 17 there is no projected future funding; and 18 WHEREAS, some school districts have struggled to provide quality mentoring 19 programs and there is a need to determine effective methods of professional 20 teacher development that are consistent across school districts enhancing 21 teacher growth, ensuring fiscal accountability, and standardizing data collec- 22 tion for measuring program effectiveness; and 23 WHEREAS, a well-designed and reasonably funded mentoring program for 24 teacher training can lead to improved student performance through professional 25 development for teachers. 26 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 27 of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 28 Senate concurring therein, that the Legislature commends to the State Board of 29 Education that the Board adopt a course of action appointing a task force to 30 research, formulate and implement models to pilot and evaluate teacher support 31 programs. Models tested may include current Idaho programs and practices or 32 other teacher support programs and practices used in other states. The model 33 project shall be implemented over the next two years demonstrating teacher 34 support and professional development effectiveness and cost efficiency, and to 35 determine how teacher support and development improves and increases student 36 achievement levels. The task force shall use nonstate funds to perform the 37 aforesaid activities, to design, collect and evaluate standardized 38 programmatic and fiscal data, and to closely monitor the pilot programs. The 39 task force shall provide a progress report to the House of Representatives 40 Education Committee and the Senate Education Committee in 2006, and a final 41 report in 2007. The final report should include, at a minimum, recommendations 42 for statewide teacher support program components, funding requirements, and 43 necessary administrative rules for implementation. The Legislature further 44 encourages participation and cooperation from the State Department of Educa- 2 1 tion, school trustees and superintendents in local school districts, and 2 teachers in the schools.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 15133 The purpose of this resolution is to recognize the work of the mentoring task force created by the State Board of Education, and to use the findings of the initial work of this task force to develop and implement mentoring pilot projects funded with existing federal funds. The resolution calls for the State Board of Education's task force to remain in place for two years to monitor the projects, collect data, analyze progress, determine teacher development and how that relates to increased student achievement, and report to the legislature in 2006. The resolution further calls upon the task force to present a final report bringing programmatic and funding recommendations to the House and Senate germane Education Committees in 2007. FISCAL NOTE There is no fiscal impact on the general fund. Contact Name: Dr. Cliff Green, Idaho School Boards Association Phone: 208-854-1476 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 20