AMO Meeting Agenda - May 22, 2012

1:00 - 5:00 PM; Burton Cross State Office Building, Room 103

Joint meeting with Interventions/Supports Group

Outcomes - Goals for the meeting

  1. Review charge, membership, and scope of the work expected of the Annual Measurement Objectives (AMO) Working Group and the Support & Interventions Working Group;
  2. Review the current accountability system in place;
  3. Understand the criteria of the ESEA Flexibility application program, especially as it relates to Principle II, AMOs and support and interventions;
  4. Determine specific next steps related to the AMO Group and develop initial timeline;
  5. Determine dates for future meetings


1:00 PM - Welcome, introductions, and overview of the agenda

1:15 - Review the charge of the AMO and Support & Interventions Work Groups and the overall strategy for completing and submitting an ESEA Flexibility application

1:35 - Develop norms and decision-making processes for the group

1:45 - Overview of the current state accountability system and its inherent challenges

2:15 - Description of the vision of state accountability and framework for Maine’s ESEA Flexibility submission

2:40 - Overview of the ESEA Flexibility program and application requirements

3:00 - Break

3:15 - Brief overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

3:30 - Break into two groups: AMO & Support/Interventions (See list of questions to guide the work of each group)

4:30 - Return to large group for brief reports

4:45 - Closure: next steps and meeting schedule