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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated September 7, 2006

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Commission Meeting Agenda
January 31 - February 1, 2006
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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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Convene General Session

10:00 a.m.

Closed Session

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

The Commission will convene and immediately go into 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.

Reconvene General Session

1:30 p.m

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

1A: Reconvene General Session
Roll call shall be taken followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Action 
1B: Approval of the November - December 2005 Minutes
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the minutes of the November/December 2005 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
1C: Approval of the January/February 2006 Agenda 
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the Agenda for the January/February 2006 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
1D: Approval of the January/February 2006 Consent Calendar
Agenda Item 1D - Insert

The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the January/February 2006 Consent Calendar. After review, the Commission may approve, or amend and approve the Consent Calendar. 

Information 
1E: Chair's Report 

Information 
1F: Executive Director's Report 

Information 
1G: Commission Member Reports 

Information 
1H: Liaison Reports

Professional Practices Committee

Vacant Committee Chair

Action 
2A: Committee of Credentials: Expiration of Terms and Declaration of Vacancies
The Professional Practices Committee will review the availability of incumbents for appointment or re-appointment to the Committee of Credentials and make its determinations as to which, if any, of the positions with expiring terms shall be declared vacant as of June 30, 2006.

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee of the Whole

Vacant Committee Chair

Information 
3A: Update on the Proposed 2006-07 Governor's Budget
Staff will present an update on the Proposed 2006-07 Governor's Budget related to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

Information/ Action 
3B: Recommendations for the Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program Grant Awards
Section 610 of the CCTC Policy Manual (Contract Authority) requires that agreements or contracts of $100,000 or more be approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This item presents a list of agreements that require approval for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-06. 

Information/ Action 
3C: Proposal to Release a Competitive Grant Process for Local Assistance Teacher Development Programs
This agenda item presents an overview of the Commission's role in administering the Alternative Certification (Intern) and California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program (PTTP) grants that support local programs that assist interns and paraprofessional's pursuing a teaching credential. The item presents for consideration, a Competitive Grant Process that would enable the Commission to fund new Intern and PTTP programs for the 2006-07 fiscal year should funds be appropriated for that purpose in the annual budget act. 

Information/ Action 
3D: Proposed Amendments to the Contract for the Administration of the Bilingual Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Examinations
Staff is requesting permission to amend the current BCLAD contract for one fiscal year. This enables staff to keep the exam program stable for candidates in the Fiscal Year 2006-07, by offering the same administration cycle as in the previous year. In addition, staff needs to wait for the outcome of the policy discussion of the recently Commission convened BCLAD panel.

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee of the Whole

Vacant, Committee Chair

Information 
4A: Efficiencies From Technology in the Certification, Assignment and Waivers Division
This agenda item will review the application processing efficiencies from the Teacher Credential Service Improvement Project. The Commission will also be presented a timeline when further efficiencies will be implemented.

Appeals and Waivers Committee

Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair

Leslie Littman
Marilyn McGrath

Action 
5A: Approval of the Minutes
Staff will recommend that the Committee approve the minutes of the November 30, 2005 meeting of the Appeals and Waivers Committee. After review, the Committee may approve, or amend and approve the minutes. 

Action 
5B: Waivers: Consent Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. These requests have been reviewed by staff on the basis of criteria adopted by the Commission. Special conditions for subsequent waivers are included. 

Action 
5C: Waivers: Conditions Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. These requests have been reviewed by staff on the basis of criteria adopted by the Commission. Special conditions for subsequent waivers are included. 

Action 
5D: Waivers: Denial Calendar
Pursuant to Education Code Section 44225(m) waiver requests are submitted for consideration in the areas of educator preparation and credentialing. These waivers do not meet the criteria adopted by the Commission.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Reconvene General Session

8:30 a.m.

Presentation 
1I: Alan Bersin, Secretary of Education 
Secretary of Education Alan Bersin will address the Commission and discuss the Administration's priorities for education and teacher quality.

Legislative Committee of the Whole

Jon Stordahl, Committee Chair

Information/ Action 
6A: Analyses of Bills of Interest to the Commission
Agenda Item 6A - Insert

Staff will present analyses of educator preparation or licensing bills introduced by Legislators. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bills' provisions, estimate their costs and recommend amendments if applicable. 

Information 
6B: Items of Interest to the Commission 
Staff will present an update on items of interest to the Commission.

Professional Services Committee of the Whole

Aida Molina, Committee Chair
Information/ Action 
7A: Recommended Initial Passing Standards forthe California Subject Matter Examinations for Teachers (CSET): American Sign Language
The Commission will receive a report of the standard setting study conducted December 6-7, 2005, and consider the establishment of passing standards for subject matter examination in Languages Other Than English in American Sign Language. 

Information/ Action 
7B: Recommended Initial Passing Standards for the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) Examination
The Commission will receive a report of the standard setting study conducted January 10-11, 2006, and consider the establishment of passing standards for the California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) examination. 

Information/ Action 
7C: Update on the Validation Study of the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA)
Agenda Item 7C - Insert

The Commission will receive an update on the progress in selecting members for the RICA Validity Study Design Team and consider the selection of a Commission-liaison to this design team. 

Information 
7D: Update on the Field Review of Recommendations from the Accreditation Study
An oral update will be given on the field review of the recommendations for modification of the Commission's accreditation system. 

Information/ Action 
7E: Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation
The Tenth Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation will be presented to the Commission. 

Information 
7F: Update on Bilingual Certification Review
An oral report will be presented on the work of the Bilingual Certification Advisory Work Group and an update on the stakeholder meetings. 

Information 
7G: Update on Issues Concerning Education Specialist Credentials
An update will be provided for the Commission on some current issues in the area of special education that may have implications for Commission policy relative to structure and authorization for the Education Specialist Credential. 

Information 
7H: Issues in Determining Language Proficiency for Languages Other than English
To meet the needs of the field for single subject credentials in additional languages other than English, staff will present for consideration significant issues in determining language proficiency for less frequently taught languages other than English.

Reconvene General Session

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Chair

1J: Report of Closed Session Items

1K: Report of Appeals and Waivers Committee

Information 
1L: New Business
Quarterly Agenda for January-February, April, and May/June 2006 is presented. 
Audience Presentations

1M: Adjournment
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