Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

October 25, 2007




I.  Call to Order


  President Cook called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) to order at 10:00 a.m. on October 25, 2007, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.


  The following members were present:  President Delores W. Cook, Vice President Priscilla M. Haden, Robert W. Dunlevy (via telephone), Barbara N. Fish, Burma Hatfield, Lowell E. Johnson, Gayle C. Manchin (via telephone), and Jenny N. Phillips (via telephone), and ex officio Steven L. Paine (via telephone), State Superintendent of Schools.  Members absent were Secretary Ronald B. Spencer and ex officios James L. Skidmore, Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, and Brian E. Noland, Chancellor, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.   


II. Approval of Agenda


  Upon motion by Dr. Johnson, seconded by Ms. Haden, the Board unanimously approved the agenda.


III.  2007 Alternate Performance Task Assessment (APTA)

Recommended Cut Scores from Impact Data for Science by Grade Level


  Ms. Brenda West, Assistant Director, WVDE’s Office of Assessment and Accountability, presented the impact data and cut scores for science for the Board’s consideration.


  Upon motion by Mrs. Fish, seconded by Ms. Phillips, the Board unanimously approved the APTA cut scores for science based on the May 2007 Field Test.  (Copy appended to Official Minutes, Attachment A.)


IV.  Executive Session


  Upon motion by Ms. Hatfield, seconded by Mrs. Manchin, the Board unanimously moved into Executive Session at 10:11 a.m., in accordance with W. Va. Code §6-9A-4(b)(2)(A), to discuss a personnel matter.



V.  Return from Executive Session


  The Board returned from Executive Session at 11:40 a.m. at which time President Cook announced that no action was taken.


VI. Future Meetings


  The next regular meeting of the Board will be held November 14-15, 2007 in Charleston, West Virginia. 


VII.  Adjournment


  Upon motion by Ms. Haden, seconded by Ms. Phillips and unanimously carried, the Board adjourned at 11:41a.m.


    Minutes approved by the Board on November 15, 2007.





  Delores W. Cook, President





   Ronald B. Spencer, Secretary


Minutes were recorded by

Virginia M. Harris

Executive Secretary to the Board.