State of Alaska
Comment on Proposed Regulations

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO STANDARDS-BASED ASSESSMENT IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The proposed amendments would revise the range of scores in the achievement levels of the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools assessments in grade 9 math, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 06.739 (b).

The Department of Education and Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with the standards-based assessment, including the following:

4 AAC 06.739 (b), with proposed changes, would set the range of scores in the achievement levels of the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools assessments in grade 9 math.

Proposed regulations (pdf)

To submit written comments

The Department of Education and Early Development invites the public to submit written comments during the written comment period, which begins with the date of this notice and ends on July 16, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. The written comment period closes in advance of the meeting of the State Board of Education and Early Development at which the board will consider the adoption of the proposed regulations. This allows the Department of Education and Early Development an opportunity to prepare changes based on written comment and to distribute any proposed changes to the board for its consideration prior to the meeting.

You may comment in writing on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Commissioner's Office, Department of Education and Early Development, Attn: Regulations Review, 801 West Tenth Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500.

You also may submit written comments by facsimile at (907) 465-4156 or by electronic mail to melissa.mccormick@alaska.gov. Written comments also may be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system and using the comment link.

All written comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on July 16, 2018.

To submit oral comments

After the written comment period has ended, you may submit oral comments to the State Board of Education and Early Development at a hearing to be held by the board on July 25, by audio-conference or in person. The hearing will be held from 2:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. but may be extended to accommodate those present before 2:00 p.m. who have not had an opportunity to comment before 3:10 p.m.

You may submit oral comments at this hearing, during this time only, via the Legislative Information Office streaming by calling 1-844-586-9085 if you are outside of Juneau or Anchorage. For participation from Juneau, call 586-9085. For participation from Anchorage, call 563-9085.

You also may submit oral comment by visiting your local Legislative Information Office (LIO). The following LIOs will participate:

  • Anchorage, 716 W 4th Ave., Suite 100
  • Bethel, 301 Willow St.
  • Fairbanks, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308
  • Juneau, Room 111 Terry Miller Bldg.
  • Kenai, 145 Main St. Loop, Suite 217
  • Ketchikan, 1900 First Ave., Suite 310
  • Kodiak, 305 center Ave., Suite 1
  • Mat-Su, 600 E Railroad Ave.
  • Nome, 103 Front St.
  • Seward, 302 Railway Suite 107
  • Sitka, 201 Katlian St., Suite 103.
You may also submit oral comments in person at 801 West 10th Street in the first floor State Board Room in Juneau, Alaska.

This meeting will be streamed through the Legislative Information Office over akl.tv beginning at 2:00 p.m. July 25, 2018 (audio only).

To submit questions

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Melissa McCormick at melissa.mccormick@alaska.gov or the Department of Education and Early Development, Attn: Melissa McCormick, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500. If a question is relevant to the proposed change in the regulations and the question is received by July 6, 2018, which is 10 days before the end of the public comment period, the department will make a good-faith effort to answer the question before the end of the public comment period. The Department of Education and Early Development will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Comment on Proposed Regulations page of the Department of Education and Early Development.

To request accommodations to participate

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Melissa McCormick at 907-465-2802 or melissa.mccormick@alaska.gov not later than July 16, 2018, to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

Copies of the proposed regulation changes are available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Melissa McCormick at melissa.mccormick@alaska.gov or 907-465-2802.

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Education and Early Development will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.

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Comment Form

This comment form is specifically for regulations. If you wish to make comments regarding current legislation, please contact your legislator directly. A complete list of e-mail contacts can be found at on the Alaska Directory of State Officials.

Items marked with * are required.

Please cite the Regulation you are commenting on (i.e., the 4 AAC number listed with the regulation description), and use a separate form for each regulation.