The Local Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee (LAAAC) advises the Minnesota Department of Education on assessment, accountability, and technical issues.
The committee consists of superintendents, principals, district assessment coordinators, and district program coordinators, all of whom serve a two-year term. The committee frequently meets jointly with the Assessment Advisory Committee, as their purposes are similar. See link at left for more on this related committee.
Meetings are held on an as-needed basis, in person or via teleconference.
STEM Forum and Expo, May 20-23!
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is hosting their national STEM forum in Minnesota in May. This unique, STEM-focused event is where educators gather to share tools and resources for implementing STEM education into schools and communities. What makes this event so different? The people presenting! One of whom is our own Doug Paulson, agency STEM Specialist. Visit NSTA site to learn more.