Montana Administrative Register Notice 10-53-256 No. 22   11/25/2011    
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                                                 BEFORE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

                                                                  OF THE STATE OF MONTANA


In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I through XIII pertaining to content standards for English language arts and literacy, the adoption of New Rules XIV through XVII relating to general standards and the repeal of ARM 10.54.3610 through 10.54.3613, 10.54.3620 through 10.54.3623, 10.54.3630 through 10.54.3633, 10.54.3640 through 10.54.3643, 10.54.3650 through 10.54.3653, 10.54.3701 through 10.54.3712 relating to communication arts content standards and performance descriptors
















TO:  All Concerned Persons


1.  On September 22, 2011, the Board of Public Education published MAR Notice No. 10-53-256 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed adoption and repeal of the above-stated rules at page 1868 of the 2011 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 18.


2.  The board has adopted the above-stated rules as proposed:  


New Rule I               ARM 10.53.401

New Rule II              ARM 10.53.402

New Rule III             ARM 10.53.403

New Rule IV            ARM 10.53.404

New Rule V             ARM 10.53.405

New Rule VI            ARM 10.53.406

New Rule VII           ARM 10.53.407

New Rule VIII          ARM 10.53.408

New Rule IX            ARM 10.53.409

New Rule X             ARM 10.53.410

New Rule XI            ARM 10.53.411

New Rule XII           ARM 10.53.412

New Rule XIII          ARM 10.53.413

New Rule XIV         ARM 10.53.101

New Rule XV          ARM 10.53.102

New Rule XVI         ARM 10.53.103

New Rule XVII         ARM 10.53.104


3.  The board has repealed the above-stated rules as proposed.


4.  The board has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received.  A summary of the comments received and the board's responses are as follows:


COMMENT #1:  Mr. Robert Bayuk, representing the Montana Indian Education Association (MIEA), read and presented a letter thanking the board for its support, and the inclusion of Montana Indian Education for All into the content standards for English language arts and literacy.  The letter also thanks the Office of Public Instruction for facilitating the process to ensure inclusion of Montana Indian Education for All into the English language arts and literacy standards.


RESPONSE:  The board thanks Mr. Bayuk for his comments on behalf of Montana Indian Education for All and concurs.


The board recognizes the efforts of the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association for providing the foundational research and structure of the Common Core State Standards.  In addition, the board recognizes the facilitation by the Office of Public Instruction to engage a broad review of the common core standards by Montana educators.



/s/ Peter Donovan                                         /s/ Patty Myers

Peter Donovan                                              Patty Myers, Chair

Rule Reviewer                                               Board of Public Education


Certified to the Secretary of State November 14, 2011.



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