INDEPENDENT REGULATORY REVIEW COMMISSION
Notice of Comments Issued
[33 Pa.B. 2949]
Section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5(g)) provides that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) may issue comments within 30 days of the close of the Committee comment period. The Commission comments are based upon the criteria contained in section 5.2 of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5b).
The Commission has issued comments on the following proposed regulation. The agency must consider these comments in preparing the final-form regulation. The final-form regulation must be submitted within 2 years of the close of the public comment period or it will be deemed withdrawn.
Reg. No. Agency/Title Close of the Public Comment Period IRRC Comments Issued 6-283 State Board of Education 5/12/03 6/11/03 Academic Standards and Assessment for Career
Education and Work
(33 Pa.B. 1847 (April 12, 2003))
State Board of Education Regulation No. 6-283
Academic Standards and Assessment for Career Education and Work
June 11, 2003
We submit for consideration the following comments that include references to the criteria in the Regulatory Review Act (71 P. S. § 745.5b) which have not been met. The State Board of Education (Board) must respond to these comments when it submits the final-form regulation. The public comment period for this regulation closed on May 12, 2003. If the final-form regulation is not delivered within 2 years of the close of the public comment period, the regulation will be deemed withdrawn.
1. Standard 13.1. Career Awareness and Planning--Clarity.
Standard 13.1.5.F. requires students to ''identify the components of a career plan.'' The Board could improve clarity by listing the components of the plan in the standard or defining the term (including the components) in the Glossary.
2. Standard 13.3. Career Retention (Keeping a Job)--Clarity.
Standard 13.3.3.F. requires students to ''identify changes impacting the workplace.'' Clarity would be improved by including examples of changes in the standard.
3. Standard 13.4. Entrepreneurship--Clarity.
Standard 13.4.8.D. refers to the ''components of an intervention plan.'' Although ''intervention plan'' is defined in the Glossary, the components are not included in the definition. For clarity, the components should be listed in either the definition or Standard 13.4.8.D.
Standard 13.4.11.B. requires students to ''apply business principles to the development of an entrepreneurial business plan.'' What is a student obligated to do to meet this standard? The final-form regulation should clarify what is required by this standard. The Board should also consider defining ''business principles'' and ''entrepreneurial business plan'' in the Glossary.
4. XXXIX. Glossary--Clarity.
We have identified the following terminology used in the Glossary which does not match the terminology used in the text of the standards:
* The term ''decision making'' is defined in the Glossary, but the term used in Standard 13.1.11.F. is ''decision-making skills.''
* The term ''employment trends'' is defined in the Glossary, but the terms used in Standards 13.1.5.D., 13.1.8.C. and 13.1.8.D. are ''employment opportunity'' and ''employment opportunities.''
* The term ''manipulate'' is defined in the Glossary, but the term used in Standards 13.2.3.G., 13.2.8.G. and 13.2.11.G. is ''manipulative.''
* The term ''mediating'' is defined in the Glossary, but the term used in Standard 13.3.8.B. is ''mediation.''
* The term ''negotiating'' is defined in the Glossary, but the term used in Standard 13.3.8.B. is ''negotiation.''
The terms defined in the Glossary should match the terms used in the text of the standards.
Also, the term ''networking'' is defined in the Glossary but does not appear to be used in the text of the standards. If this term is not included in the text of the standards, it should be deleted from the Glossary.
JOHN R. MCGINLEY, Jr.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1223. Filed for public inspection June 20, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]
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