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Director Glass announces Task Force on Early Childhood Assessment

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced the 33 Iowans who will serve on the Task Force on Early Childhood Assessment, which was established as part of Senate File 2284. The group will select one standard kindergarten readiness assessment that school districts will be required to administer. A recommendation is due to the Legislature by Nov. 15.


The task force will meet for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Heartland Area Education Agency, 6500 Corporate Dr., in Johnston. A meeting agenda follows the list of task force members below.

Members of the Task Force on Early Childhood Assessment are as follows:

Angie Squires, Keystone Area Education Agency, Elkader
Barb Merrill, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, Des Moines
Betty Zan, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Caitlin Suginaka, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines
Celeste Kelling, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
Charlie Bruner, Child and Family Policy Center, Des Moines
Cindy Duhrkopf, Early Childhood Iowa State Board, Carroll
Cindy Chettinger, Northwest Area Education Agency, Sioux City
Colleen Anderson, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
Diane Moore, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
Erin Clancy, Iowa Department of Human Services, Des Moines
Jaci Pins, Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines
Jeannie Wade-Nagel, Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Cedar Rapids
Jim Christensen, Early Childhood Iowa State Board, Waterloo
Joanne Lane, Early Childhood Iowa State Board, Waterloo
John Hosp, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Joyce Vermeer, Northwest Area Education Agency, Sioux City
Kathie Readout, Mid-Iowa Community Action Head Start, Marshalltown
Kimberly Johnson, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
Kristen Missall, University of Iowa, Iowa City
LauraBelle Sherman-Proehl, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
Leone Junck, Early Childhood Iowa State Board, Ogden
Lisa DuBois, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
Lou Ann Givst, Iowa Association of School Boards, Des Moines
Michelle Hosp, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
Mike Bunde, Early Childhood Iowa State Board, Denison
Mike Bergen, HAWC Partnerships for Children, Decorah
Pam Elwood, Green Hills Area Education Agency, Council Bluffs
Shanell Wegler, Iowa Department of Management, Des Moines
Stacie Prevo, Southern Iowa Economic Development Association Head Start, Ottumwa
Vickie Williams, Homes of Oakridge, Des Moines
Gayle Luze, Iowa State University, Ames
Kere Hughes-Belding, Iowa State University, Ames

The Aug. 16 meeting agenda is as follows:

9:30 a.m.         Welcome, Review of Legislation

10:30 a.m.       Kindergarten Entry Assessment – State and National Perspectives

11:30 a.m.       Lunch

12:15 p.m.       Research Regarding School Readiness Indicators

12:45 p.m.       Characteristics of Quality Assessment

1:45 p.m.         Developing Indicators of Quality Assessment

3:30 p.m.         Review and Next Steps

4:30 p.m.         Adjourn

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 19, 2014 at 5:10am.