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


Updated August 24, 2015
Watch Meeting: Thursday, August 27, 2015 and Friday, August 28, 2015
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Commission Meeting Agenda
August 27-28, 2015

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 person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, may make a request by contacting Rhonda Brown at (916) 322-6253 or sending a written request to that person at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

LIVE WEBCAST PRESENTATION: The Commission plans to webcast the meeting via the internet on August 27, 2015 and August 28, 2015. 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 27, 2015
Executive Committee
9:00 a.m.
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair
C. Michael Cooney
Alicia Hinde
Ref Rodriguez
Juliet Tiffany-Morales

Action
1A: Educator Preparation Student Liaison  Listen
This agenda item presents possible appointees for 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 2015 Minutes  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the June 2015 meeting of the Commission.

Action
2B: Approval of the August 2015 Agenda  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the August 2015 meeting of the Commission.

Action
2C: Approval of the August 2015 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the August 2015 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

Educator Preparation Committee
Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair
Action
3A: Proposed Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the Revised and Updated California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination (CPACE)  Listen
This agenda item provides (a) foundational information about the standard setting process for Commission examinations and (b) recommendations for passing score standards for the CPACE examination, which has been revised and updated to include content revisions and new performance tasks in alignment with the Commission's updated Administrator Content and Performance Expectations.
Action
3B: Proposed Addition to the Alternative World Language Assessment Process  Listen
This agenda item proposes an addition to the Alternative World Language Assessment Process to address the situation of the lowest incidence world languages.

Information/Action
3C: Activities of the Revised Accreditation System: Program Document Review  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the work to strengthen and streamline the Commission's Accreditation system. The item reports on the proposed activities of the revised accreditation system resulting from the work of the Accreditation Process and Procedures Task Group with a focus on program document review.

Action
3D: Proposed Plan to Transition to the Revised Accreditation System  Listen
This agenda item proposes a means to transition all Commission approved programs to the revised accreditation system.

Information/Action
3E: Update on the Work of the Induction Task Group  Listen
This agenda item provides additional information regarding specific recommendations from the Induction Task Group that were discussed at the June 2015 Commission meeting. The item also presents the draft of the report to evaluate burdens, identify options, and determine responsibilities of employers regarding Induction that is required by the Budget Act of 2015 and is due to the Legislature and the Legislative Analyst's Office by September 1, 2015.

Information
3F: Update on the Commission's Work with the National Governors Association Related to Special Education  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the work conducted in collaboration with the National Governors Association to restructure the preparation and credentialing system.

Closed Session
Kathleen Harris, Vice 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), Luis Manzano v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Los Angeles Superior Court, BS156252), Cassidy Olson v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 2015-80002114); and Marlesse Cavazos v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (unknown case number). 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 28, 2015
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 Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
4A: Division of Professional Practices Annual Workload Report Fiscal Year 2014-15  Listen
This agenda item presents the annual report on the discipline workload of the Division of Professional Practices (DPP) for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

Information
4B: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.

Certification Committee
Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Committee Chair
Action
5A: Proposed Amendments to Title 5, Section 80499 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to the English Learner (EL) Authorization Requirement  Listen
This item presents the proposed amendments to Title 5, section 80499 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to the English Learner Authorization requirement for adding a teaching or content area to a general education teaching credential.

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Ref Rodriguez, Committee Chair
Action
6A: Approval of Agreement Awards Over $150,000 for Fiscal Year 2015-16  Listen
Section 610 of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Policy Manual (Contract Authority) requires that agreements or contracts of $150,000 or more be approved by the Commission.

Legislative Committee
Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair
Information
7A: Legislative Update  Listen
This agenda item presents the status of those legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission.

Action
7B: Analyses of Bills
Staff will present analyses of educator preparation or licensing bills introduced by Legislators. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bill provisions, estimate costs and recommend amendments, if applicable.
Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Information
2H: Training on California's Open Meeting Laws, the Bagley-Keene Act  Listen
This agenda item presents training on California's open meeting laws, the Bagley-Keene Act.

Information
2I: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

Information
2J: Report of the Executive Committee  Listen

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