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Prior-to-Secondary School Course Classification Working Group

Purpose: The Prior-to-Secondary School Course Classification Working Group will create a taxonomy for assigning standard codes to elementary and middle school courses. This taxonomy is intended to make it easier for school districts and states to maintain longitudinal student records electronically, and to transmit course taking information from one student information system to another, from one school district to another, and from a school district to a state department of education.

Current Tasks: The working group's product is currently in the review stage. The final product is expected in fall 2010.

Meeting Schedule: No meeting is currently scheduled.

Ghedam Bairu, NCES
Myrna Holgate, Idaho State Department of Education
Carol Jones, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information
Carmen Jordan, Arkansas Department of Education
Raymond Martin, Connecticut State Department of Education
Kristina Martin, Macomb Intermediate School District (MI)
Coleen McClanahan, Iowa Department of Education
Vince Meyer, Wyoming Department of Education
Jeanette Nobo, Kansas State Department of Education
Cheryll Ostrom, Minnesota Department of Education
Michael Schwartz, New Hampshire Department of Education
Ryan Smith, Loess Hills Area Education Agency 13 (IA)
Patricia Sullivan, Texas Education Agency
Cathy Wagner, Minnesota Department of Education
Carolyn Wood, Harford County Public Schools (MD)

E-mail:  [Note that only registered members of a listserv (i.e., members of the task force) can send messages.]

Chair: Helene Bettencourt, Massachusetts Dept. of El/Sec Education

NCES Staff: Renee Rowland

Support: Alyssa Alston, CCSSO


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