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


Updated September 26, 2014
Watch Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 , Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM , Friday, October 10, 2014
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Commission Meeting Agenda
October 8-10, 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 meeting will be webcast via the internet on October 8, starting at 1:00 p.m. on October 9, and on October 10. A webcast will not be available between 9:00 am and 1:00 p.m. on October 9. While the Commission intends to webcast this meeting, it may not be possible to webcast all or part of the open meeting due to limitations on resources.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ad Hoc Committee
3:00 p.m.
C. Michael Cooney
Bonnie Klatt

Action
1A: Interview and Selection of Members for the Committee of Credentials  Listen
This agenda item provides information about the selection process for the appointment of one Elementary Teacher to serve on the Committee of Credentials (COC) and the selection of possible alternates.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
General Session
Mulvaney's Building & Loan
1209 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
9:00 a.m.

Information
Review and Updates to the Commission's Strategic Plan and Policy Manual
Commission Members will discuss the current strategic plan and policy manual during a half-day retreat with the goal of determining what updates might be necessary to align both documents with California's current policy context and conditions. If the Commission determines that changes are needed, then an action item will be placed on the December Agenda.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
General Session
Commission Office
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811
1:00 p.m.
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 August 2014 Minutes  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the August 2014 meeting of the Commission.

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

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

Information
2H: Recognizing Excellence in Teacher Preparation  Listen
The CSU Chancellor's Office has obtained funding to collaboratively develop and pilot a new Academy for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. Commissioner Young, Chair Darling Hammond and Executive Director Sandy have engaged in discussions about the scope and nature of such an initiative, and will present an update and overview of the proposed Academy.

Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Information/Action
3A: Update on the Work to Strengthen and Streamline the Commission's Accreditation System  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the work to strengthen and streamline the Commission's Accreditation system. The item provides updates on (a) activities to implement the task groups identified in the approved Work Plan; (b) work that the Committee on Accreditation has undertaken to be able to require an institution to close a program that is not meeting the Commission's standards; and (c) the 2014 pilot of the Program Completers surveys.

Information/Action
3B: Draft Revised Standards for the Design and Implementation of Commission-Approved Teaching Performance Assessments (TPAs)  Listen
This item presents proposed draft revised standards for the design and implementation of Commission-approved TPAs. These standards have been revised in accordance with TPA design policies adopted by the Commission at the August 2014 meeting.

Action
3C: Waiver Request In Order to Pilot the National Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) in California  Listen
This agenda item presents a request from three Commission-approved teacher preparation programs for a waiver in order to pilot the nationally available PPAT during 2014-16. If the Commission were to approve the request, a passing score on the PPAT for the specified candidates at the requesting institutions would waive the requirement that the candidate pass a Commission-approved teaching performance assessment.

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). 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, October 10, 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.


Public Hearing
8:30 a.m.
Action
2I: Proposed Addition to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Annual Accreditation Fees  Listen
This agenda item proposes the addition of sections 80693 and 80694 to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to annual accreditation fees and contains a supplement to the Initial Statement of Reasons originally submitted to the Office of Administrative Law.

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Committee Chair
Action
4A: Policy Issues Pertaining to the Variable Term Waiver for the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential  Listen
This agenda item presents proposed criteria for the initial issuance and reissuance of a Variable Term Waiver (VTW) for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Services Credential and requests that the Commission delegate authority to staff to approve or deny requests for these waivers based on the adopted criteria.

Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Action
3D: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2012-2013 as Required by Title II of the Higher Education Act  Listen
This agenda item is the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2012-2013, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the fourteenth annual report and includes a description of credentialing requirements to teach in California public schools and qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs, including pass rate data for all examinations used by the state for credentialing purposes.
Action
3E: Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers Multiple Subjects and English Examinations  Listen
This agenda item provides (a) foundational information about the standard setting process and (b) recommendations for passing score standards for the CSET: Multiple Subjects and CSET: English examinations, which have been updated to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Action
3F: Recommended Passing Score Standard for the Use of the edTPA in California  Listen
This agenda item provides further information for the Commission's consideration in establishing a passing score standard for the use of the edTPA with California candidates.

Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
5A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.


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.

Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Action
2J: Report of Ad Hoc Committee  Listen
The Commission will consider the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee and appointment of members to the Committee of Credentials.

Information
2K: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

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