With very little fanfare and public notices on the State of Delaware Public Meeting website, the Delaware School Success Framework (DSSF) Working Group has met again. It seems, based on the below presentation and meeting minutes, the purpose of the group is to tweak the school “report card” to align with the Delaware Every Student Succeeds Act state plan. This is a MUST read for teachers and parents.
The last time this group met, one of their biggest recommendations was that the Delaware Dept. of Education should NOT have a penalty on schools for parents their child out of the state standardized test, now the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The Delaware DOE did not honor that recommendation and put a penalty into the framework that would have punished schools over decisions made by parents. Eventually, when Delaware submitted their ESSA state plan earlier this Spring, they took out the penalty.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 30th, from 9:30am to 12noon at the TechRADD Facility (WARR building) in Dover.
My big question is this: Where is the Delaware State Educators Association representative on this? When this group was the Accountability Framework Working Group (AFWG), the number of members was much larger. Who are the members?
Darren Guido, Caesar Rodney
Carisa Pepper, Indian River
Joseph Jones, New Castle Co. Vo-Tech
Chris Havrilla, Woodbridge
Lisa Morris, Delmar
Ken Hutchins, Appoquinimink
Keisha Brinkley, Appoquinimink
Ed Emmett, Positive Outcomes Charter School
From the Delaware DOE, it looks like various folks are coming to the meetings from multiple areas within the state agency: Luke Rhine, Brittany Mauney, Terry Richard, Carolyn Lazar, Jen Koester, Ted Jarrell, Chantel Janiszewski, Elizabeth Jetter, Eric Niebrzydowski, Shana Payne, Denise Stouffer, Gregory Fulkerson, and Lindsay Lewis. I believe Janiszewski is the facilitator of this new DSSF working group.