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


Updated December 10, 2014
Watch Meeting: Thursday, December 11, 2014 and Friday, December 12, 2014
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Commission Meeting Agenda
December 11-12, 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 December 11, 2014 and December 12, 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, December 11, 2014
Executive Committee
9:00 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
Constance Blackburn
C. Michael Cooney
Ref Rodriguez
Juliet Tiffany-Morales

Action
1A: Review and Adoption of Proposed Changes to the Commission's Policy Manual  Listen
This agenda item presents proposed revisions to the Commission's Policy Manual for review, discussion and possible approval by the Executive Committee.

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 October 2014 Minutes  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the October 2014 meeting of the Commission.

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

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

Action
2H: Report of Executive Committee  Listen
The Commission will consider the recommendation and adoption of revisions to the Commission's Policy Manual.

Action
2I: Review and Adoption of Proposed Changes to the Commission's Strategic Plan  Listen
The Commission will review and adopt proposed revisions to the Commission's Strategic Plan.

Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Information
3A: Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation  Listen
This agenda item presents the 2013-14 Annual Report from the Committee on Accreditation.

Information
3B: Update on Administrator Performance Assessment Development  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the work to develop Administrator Performance Assessments for preliminary administrative services credential candidates.

Information/Action
3C: Discussion of Linked Learning and the Possibility of Establishing a Recognition of Study in Linked Learning  Listen
This agenda item provides background information about Linked Learning and the concept of a Recognition of Study, and discusses the possibility of establishing a Recognition of Study in Linked Learning.

Information/Action
3D: Potential Adoption of Revised Standards for the Design and Implementation of Teaching Performance Assessments  Listen
This item presents for potential adoption by the Commission the revised standards for the design and implementation of Teaching Performance Assessments (TPAs) in California. These standards have been revised in accordance with TPA design policies adopted by the Commission at the August 2014 meeting and in response to feedback received during a field review conducted in October-November 2014.
Action
3E: Initial Institutional Approval  Listen
This agenda item presents one prospective program sponsor for initial institutional approval by the Commission.

Action
3F: Update on the Basic Skills Requirement and Potential Approval of an Additional Option for Meeting the Basic Skills Requirement  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the implementation of the basic skills requirement, including the variety of options to meet the basic skills requirement. In addition, one new option is presented for the Commission's potential approval.

Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
4A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.

Action
4B: Committee of Credentials Vacancies for FY 2015-16  Listen
The Commission will review the terms of the current members of the Committee of Credentials and determine whether to reappoint or declare vacancies for one school administrator member and one secondary teacher member, and one public member.

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 matters: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE); Burton v. CTC (Sacramento Superior Court 34-2014-00160452); and Murphy v. CTC (Sacramento Superior Court 34-2014-80001955). 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, December 12, 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.


Professional Services Committee
Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair
Information
3G: Quality Professional Learning Standards  Listen
This agenda item provides the Quality Professional Learning Standards for the Commission's information.
Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Committee Chair
Action
5A: Assignment Monitoring of Certificated Employees in California by County Offices of Education 2011-2013, A Report to the Legislature  Listen
This agenda item is provided in response to Education Code §44258.9, which requires the Commission to report to the Governor and Legislature biennially on assignment monitoring data for certificated employees submitted by County Offices of Education. Action
5B: Proposal to Waive a Condition within the Requirements Specified in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Adding a Teaching or Content Area to a General Education Teaching Credential  Listen
This agenda item presents an overview of the impact of the English Learner Authorization requirement within regulations adopted by the Commission pertaining to adding a teaching or content area to a general education teaching credential. The item requests that the Commission delegate authority to staff to waive the condition within the requirement that limits the type of English Learner Authorization that is accepted for this purpose.

Action
5C: Proposed Addition and Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Administrative Services Credentials  Listen
This agenda item proposes amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations section 80054 pertaining to California prepared administrators and the addition of section 80054.1 to clarify, interpret, and make specific the Education Code sections pertaining to the requirements for administrators prepared outside California.

Legislative Committee
Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair
Information/Action
6A: Status of Legislation  Listen
Staff will present the status of federal or state measures of interest to the Commission.

Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Information
2J: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

Information
2K: New Business  Listen
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Action
2L: Nominations and Elections for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for 2015  Listen
Each year the Commission nominates and elects its Chair and Vice Chair.

Adjournment