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Its an important change, said Chris ...
Its an important change, said Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief School Officers.
Advanced coursework is showing up in many of them, people taking (Advanced Placement) courses, (International Baccalaureate) courses, dual enrollment courses where theyre getting college credits, Minnich
cautioned against using too many outside factors in pursuit of a more holistic picture.
The important thing is that as you add these things in, he
said, we dont lose how a student is doing as the most important factor in how a school is doing.
"You'll see states taking the opportunity ...
"You'll see states taking the opportunity to serve kids better, meaning it's not just a conversation about labeling schools but also a conversation about when a school's not doing right by kids," Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, said in an interview.
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CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich
Chris Minnich, CCSSO Executive Director
Chris Minnich was appointed Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in December, 2012.
As Executive Director, Chris has ushered in a new strategic plan in which CCSSO is committed making sure all students participating in our public education system - regardless of background - graduate prepared for college, careers, and life.
Since 2012, CCSSO
has worked with states to raise the bar on standards, assessments and accountability, transform educator preparation programs, design new approaches to teaching and learning, and implement and sustain promising reforms across the country.
Chris first joined CCSSO in 2008 as part of the standards program.
In 2009, he assumed the role of Strategic Initiative Director of Standards, Assessment and Accountability, where he facilitated the state-led Common Core State Standards Initiative resulting in 45 states and the District of Columbia voluntarily adopting the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and Mathematics.
In 2010, Chris became the Senior Membership Director at CCSSO, serving as the lead contact for all 57 of CCSSO's members.
has an extensive background in assessment and accountability work.
From 2005-2008, he held multiple positions at Harcourt, all focused on the advancement and improvement of assessments.
Specifically, he led the development and deployment of a teacher-centered online portal focused on assessment education.
Before joining Harcourt, Chris served as the Director of Test Design and Implementation at the Oregon Department of Education from 2003-2005.
While there, he
led the statewide implementation of Oregon's online assessment.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.
lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his
wife Whitney and their son Carson.
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Youll see states taking the opportunity ...
Youll see states taking the opportunity to serve kids better, meaning its not just a conversation about labeling schools but also a conversation about when a schools not doing right by kids, Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, said in an interview.