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


Updated October 21, 2015
Watch Meeting: Thursday, October 8, 2015 and Friday, October 9, 2015
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Commission Meeting Agenda
October 8-9, 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 October 8, 2015 and October 9, 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, October 8, 2015
General Session
9:00 a.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
1A: Approval of the August 2015 Minutes  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the August 2015 meeting of the Commission.

Action
1B: Approval of the October 2015 Agenda  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the October 2015 meeting of the Commission.

Action
1C: Approval of the October 2015 Consent Calendar  Listen
The Commission will consider approval of the October 2015 Consent Calendar.
Information
1D: Chair's Report

Information
1E: Executive Director's Report  Listen

Information
1F: Commission Member Reports  Listen

Information
1G: Liaison Reports  Listen

Information/Action
1H: Opportunity to Participate in the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation  Listen
California has been invited to join the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP), an initiative launched by the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) intended to support states in their efforts to improve teacher and leader preparation. Staff will present an overview of this initiative and identify particular aspects of California's work in this area that could be the focus of our work with the network.

Educator Preparation Committee
Alicia Hinde, Committee Chair
Action
2A: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2013-2014 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 2013-2014, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the fifteenth 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
2B: Work Relating to the Next Generation Science Standards  Listen
This agenda item describes ongoing work to update the Science Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs) to align with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Action
2C: Review and Potential Adoption of Revised Common Standards  Listen
This agenda item presents proposed revised Common Standards for consideration and possible adoption by the Commission. These revisions have been reviewed extensively by two subgroups of the accreditation task group and have been out for field review. Commission staff will summarize the comments received during the field review process.
Action
2D: Strengthening and Streamlining Accreditation: Initial Institutional Approval  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the work to strengthen and streamline the Commission's Accreditation system. The item reports on strengthening the Initial Institution Approval process.

Information/Action
2E: Update on the Development of the Commission's Teaching Performance Expectations and Teaching Performance Assessment  Listen
This agenda item presents draft Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) for Commission review and an update on the work to revise the CalTPA.
Action
2F: Update on the Development of Administrator Performance Assessment Design and Implementation Standards and Plans to Develop an Administrator Performance Assessment  Listen
This agenda item provides an update on the Design and Implementation Standards for the Administrator Performance Assessment (APA) and the plan to develop an Administrator Performance Assessment.

Information
2G: Work Related to Establishing Reciprocity for Instructors of Adult Education  Listen
Senate Bill 173 (Chap. 545, Stats. 2014) requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges to review the current requirements for adult education instructors, as specified, and develop recommendations for modifying or establishing reciprocity standards for these instructors. The recommendations from this work are to be submitted to the Legislature by July 1, 2016.

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). 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 9, 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.


Public Hearing
Action
1I: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to the Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science  Listen
This agenda item presents proposed amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to the Supplementary Authorization in Computer Science. The proposed amendments also include general clean-up of the regulations section.
Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
Information
3A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report  Listen
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee
Ref Rodriguez, Committee Chair
Action
4A: 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
5A: Legislative Year in Review  Listen
This agenda item presents the status of those legislative measures of interest to the Commission which have been signed or vetoed in the 2015 legislative session, as well as a review of items of interest that will be held until the 2016 legislative session.

Reconvene General Session
Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair
Information
1J: Report of Closed Session Items  Listen

Information
1K: New Business  Listen
  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations
Adjournment