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 the 2015 Science Mathematics Principal
John Garcia, principal of Cedar Park Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School in Apple Valley, has been named the 2015 Science and Mathematics Elementary and Middle Level Principal of the Year. Created through a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA), the award recognizes the importance of fostering lifelong science literacy and the key role principals play in developing a culture that encourages student interest in math and science.