The Accommodations Advisory Review Panel conducts reviews of proposed additions to the approved accommodations and non-standard test administration practices listed in the Minnesota Procedures Manual to ensure that accommodations and non-standard practices will not invalidate interpretations and judgments based on the resulting test score.
Members of the Accommodations Advisory Review Panel include special education teachers, special education directors, English Language teachers, deaf educators, vision specialists, parents, school principals, district assessment coordinators, educational measurement experts, and university researchers. Panelists serve a two-year term. The panel meets in person one day each June.
Meet Minnesota's 2013 National Distinguished Principal!
Mari Lu Martens, Principal of Sibley East Elementary schools, was selected as Minnesota's 2013 National Distinguished Principal. The program honors principals who set the pace, character and quality of education children receive during their early school years -- and highlights the fundamental importance of the school principal in achieving educational excellence for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students. “It is about doing things right, and doing the right things,” said Martens. .