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.
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.