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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated April 22, 2005

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Commission Meeting Agenda
March 10, 2005
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. 

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Thursday, March 10, 2005
8:30 a.m.

Appeals and Waivers Committee

Guillermo Gomez,  Committee Chair

Maytte Bustillos
Elaine C. Johnson
Leslie Littman
Marilyn McGrath

1A: Approval of the Minutes
Staff will recommend that the Committee approve the minutes of the January/February 2005 meeting of the Appeals and Waivers Committee. After review, the Committee may approve, or amend and approve the minutes.

1B: Waivers: Reconsideration Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. This request was denied at the January 31, 2005 meeting and the employing agency is requesting that the action be reconsidered.

1C: Waivers: Consent Calendar
These waiver requests have been reviewed by staff and meet the criteria adopted by the Commission.

1D: Waivers: Conditions Calendar
These waiver requests have been reviewed by staff on the basis of criteria adopted by the Commission and special conditions for subsequent waivers are included.

1E: Waivers: Denial Calendar
These waiver requests do not meet the criteria for inclusion on a consent calendar and will be considered on an individual basis.

Convene General Session

Closed Session

The Commission will immediately convene into Closed Session. The Commission will meet in Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code Section 11126 as well as California Education Code Sections 44245 and 44248. The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all action taken or determinations made therein.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

General Session will begin immediately following Closed Session

10:00 a.m.

Lawrence H. Madkins, Jr., Chair

2A: Call the Meeting to Order
Roll call shall be taken followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

2B: Approval of the January/ February 2005 Minutes 
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the minutes of the January/February 2005 meeting of the Commission.

2C: Approval of the March 2005 Consent Calendar 
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the March 2005 Consent Calendar. After review, the Commission may approve, or amend and approve the Consent Calendar.

2D: Chair's Report

2E: Executive Director's Report

2F: Nominations/Elections for Chair and Vice Chair

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee of the Whole

Maytte Bustillos, Committee Chair

3A: Overview of the Budget Process and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing 2004-05 Budget 
Staff will present an overview of the overall budget process, including the specifics as related to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing 2004-05 Budget. Staff will include an update of the 2004-05 second quarter report of revenues and expenditures.

3B: Update on the Proposed 2005-06 Governor's Budget
Staff will present an update on the proposed 2005-06 Governor's Budget related to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In addition, continue the discussion from the January/February Commission meeting regarding the status of the Teacher Credentials Fund and the Test Development Administration Account, both of which are administered by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

3C: Overview of the Legislative Analyst's Review of the Proposed 2005-06 Governor's Budget
Staff will present an overview of the Legislative Analyst's Review of the 2005-06 Proposed Governor's Budget.
Agenda Insert for Item 3C [PDF] (Updated March 14, 2005)

Legislative Committee of the Whole

Lawrence H. Madkins, Jr., Committee Chair

Action/ Information
4A: Analyses of Bills of Interest to the Commission
Staff will present analyses of educator preparation or licensing bills introduced by legislators. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bills' provisions, estimate its costs, recommend amendments if applicable, and propose a recommendation. The Commission will be asked to take a position on the measures. Positions of the Commission to consider are: Sponsor, Support, Support if Amended, Neutral, Neutral if Amended, Seek Amendments, Watch, Oppose Unless Amended, and Oppose.
Agenda Insert for Item 4A [PDF] (Updated March 14, 2005)

4B: Items of Interest to the Commission 
Staff will present an update on items of interest to the Commission.

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee of the Whole

Steve Lilly, Committee Chair

5A: Report on the Assignment Monitoring Review of San Francisco Unified School District
This item reviews the results for the 2003-2004 school year review of the assignment in the San Francisco Unified School District and the Commission's responsibilities in the monitoring process. 

Professional Practices Committee of the Whole

Elaine C. Johnson, Committee Chair

6A: Interviews for Appointment to the Committee of Credentials
The Professional Practices Committee will interview, evaluate, and appoint one secondary teacher member to serve on the Committee of Credentials.

Professional Services Committee of the Whole

Aida Molina, Committee Chair

7A: Commission Exam Program Planning
Commission staff will present information on examination validity studies that have been conducted in recent years and a plan for the Commission's consideration for conducting future validity studies. 

Information/ Action 
7B: Recommended Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) Examination
This report presents recommended knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to be assessed on the new California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) Examination. If adopted, the KSAs will be used to develop the examination which is scheduled to be administered beginning in the fall of 2005. 

Information/ Action 
7C: Proposed Plan for Reviewing Bilingual Certification 
This item is a follow-up to the agenda item presented to the Commission at the February 1, 2005 meeting. In that item, staff proposed a plan to address four bilingual education policy questions that included steps for involving stakeholders. The current agenda item provides detailed information, including a cost analysis, of the proposed plan for answering the policy questions with stakeholder involvement. At the request of the Commission, a cost analysis of convening a bilingual education advisory panel is also provided. 

7D: Update on Education Specialist Credentials and the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 
This agenda report presents a brief review of the special education credential structure in California, with special attention to credential needs that may need to be addressed in the near future. The report will also present information about the Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and its potential implications for credentialing.

Reconvene General Session

Lawrence H. Madkins, Jr., Chair

2G: Report of Closed Session Items

2H: Report of Appeals and Waivers Committee

2I: New Business
Quarterly Agenda for March, April and May/June 2005 is presented. 
Commission Member Reports 
Audience Presentations

2J: Adjournment
Updated March 16, 2017