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Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-0184


Updated August 7, 2014
Watch Meeting: Thursday, August 14, 2014 and Friday, August 15, 2014
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Commission Meeting Agenda
August 14-15, 2014

All times are approximate and are provided for convenience only except time specific items identified herein (i.e. Public Hearing). The order of business within each day may be changed without notice. All items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. Persons wishing to address the Commission on Teacher Credentialing on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to complete a Request Card and give it to the Recording Secretary prior to the discussion of the item.

Reasonable Accommodation: Any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing may request assistance by contacting the Commission.

LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTATION: The Commission plans to webcast the meeting via the internet on August 14, 2014 and August 15, 2014. Access the broadcast on the CTC Meetings page. However, it may not be possible to webcast all or part of the open meeting due to technical issues or limitations on resources.

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Executive Committee
9:00 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
Constance Blackburn
C. Michael Cooney
Ref Rodriguez

Action
1A: Educator Preparation Student Liaison  Listen
Staff will present possible appointees for an Educator Preparation Student Liaison to the Commission.

General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will convene the General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.

Action
2A: Approval of the June 2014 Minutes  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the June 2014 meeting of the Commission.

Action
2B: Approval of the August 2014 Agenda  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the August 2014 meeting of the Commission.

Action
2C: Approval of the August 2014 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the August 2014 Consent Calendar.

Information
2D: Chair's Report  Listen

Information
2E: Executive Director's Report  Listen

Information
2F: Commission Member Reports  Listen

Information
2G: Liaison Reports  Listen

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Ref Rodriguez, Committee Chair
Information
3A: Commission on Teacher Credentialing Budget  Listen
This agenda item provides a brief introduction to the State budget process, a review of the Commission's past year budget and policy issues, and presents the Commission's budget for the current fiscal year, including projected revenue for 2014-15.

Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Information
2H: Update on the Commission's Strategic Plan
Staff will present an update on the vision, mission and goals of the Commission, seek Commissioner feedback and return in October with a revised plan, and proposed work plan for 2014-2016.

Professional Services Committee
Georgette Imura, Acting Committee Chair
Action
4A: Potential Adoption of Revised Teaching Performance Expectations for Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credentials  Listen
This agenda item presents draft revised Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) for Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credentials for potential adoption by the Commission. The draft TPEs were revised and updated to align with Common Core State Standards and with revisions to expectations for effective teaching of English learners.

Action
4B: Report of the 2013-14 Pilot of the edTPA and Review and Potential Approval of the edTPA for use in California  Listen
This agenda item provides information on the 2013-14 pilot of the edTPA and on the standard setting study conducted by the developers of the edTPA during the pilot, and presents a recommendation for the Commission's consideration concerning the potential approval of the edTPA for use in California. Representatives from The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) will be on hand to present and discuss the findings from the standard setting study and recommend a passing standard to the Commission.

Action
4C: Specialized Single Subject Science Credentials and Alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards in California  Listen
This agenda item presents the rationale for eliminating Specialized Science teaching credentials once the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented.

Action
4D: Adoption of Proposed Design Policies for Commission-Approved Teaching Performance Assessments (TPAs)  Listen
This item presents proposed revised design policies for Commission-approved teaching performance assessments. These design policies reflect ways to move implementation of the TPA system forward based on what has been learned in the past eight years of statewide TPA implementation, and to increase the reliability of scoring for all models and candidates.

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Acting Committee Chair
Action
5A: Proposed Addition to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to a Complete Application Packet  Listen
This item presents a proposed addition to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations to consolidate regulations listing items required for submission of a complete paper application to the Commission. This includes materials needed for both the Certification and Professional Practices Divisions.

Information/Action
5B: Policy Issues Pertaining to Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorizations Added to General Education Teaching Credentials  Listen
This item includes an overview of Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorizations in order to provide context for a discussion of key policy issues. Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorizations allow the holder of a prerequisite general education teaching credential to add one or more departmentalized content area authorizations to their credential. These two authorizations are based on limited coursework that is not part of a Commission-approved subject matter program and do not include subject-specific pedagogy. The required content and lack of pedagogy for educators earning these authorizations represent the two key policy issues presented in this item for Commission discussion and direction to inform future work.

Closed Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(e), to consider the following pending litigation: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE), along with a personnel matter under Government Code section 11126(a). The Commission will also consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126(e). The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, August 15, 2014
General Session
8:30 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will reconvene General Session.

Items agendized for the first day of the meeting, but not discussed, may be taken up today.


Legislative Committee
Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair
Information
6A: Status of Legislation  Listen
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission.

Information
6B: Analysis of Recent Early Childhood and Child Care and Development Legislation  Listen
This agenda item provides an analysis of 2014 California legislation related to Early Childhood Education/Child Development.
Professional Services Committee
Georgette Imura, Acting Committee Chair
Information/Action
4E: Study Session on Early Childhood Education Preparation and Licensing  Listen
This study session reviews the current requirements and preparation for educators of early learners. It discusses the requirement that the Commission review and update the Child Development Permit Matrix and make changes to the preparation for teachers of Transitional Kindergarten. Information on the various complexities of early childhood education in California is presented as context to begin this work.
Action
4F: Update on Induction: State Survey information and Options to Strengthen and Stabilize Induction in 2014-15 and Beyond  Listen
This agenda item presents findings from a recent statewide survey of induction programs and their participants and presents recommendations to strengthen the induction experience for new teachers.
Professional Practices Committee
Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
7A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload and an update on a follow-up report by the Bureau of State Audits.
Information
7B: Division of Professional Practices Annual Workload Report Fiscal Year 2013-14  Listen
This agenda item presents the annual report on the discipline workload of the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) for Fiscal Year 2013-14.


Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Information
2I: Report of Executive Committee  Listen

Information
2J: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

Information
2K: New Business  Listen
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Adjournment