Senate Bill 1797 by Senator Clark Jolley would combine many of the functions of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and the Office of Accountability into a new agency known as the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability. The State Department of Education would take responsibility for Professional Development programs currently provided by the Commission for Teacher Preparation. In addition, the SDE would also become responsible for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards program.
The responsibility for setting “cuts scores and performance levels” would move from the State Department of Education to the new Commission.
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