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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
April 4 - 5, 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, April 4, 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. 

Presentation 
1B: Alan Bersin, Secretary of Education
Secretary of Education Alan Bersin will discuss with the Commission the Administration's priorities for education and teacher quality including accreditation, streamlining the credentialing process, and assessments for teacher candidates. 

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

Action 
1D: Approval of the April 2006 Agenda 
The Executive Director will recommend that the Commission approve the Agenda for the April 2006 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
1E: Approval of the April 2006 Consent Calendar  
Agenda Item 1E - Insert

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

Information 
1F: Chair's Report 

Information 
1G: Executive Director's Report 

Information 
1H: Commission Member Reports 

1I: Information 
Liaison Reports

Professional Services Committee of the Whole

Aida Molina, Committee Chair

Information
2A: Report on Results of Field Survey and Accreditation Review Activities
Staff will present an update on activities related to the review of the accreditation system including presentation of the results from the field review of changes to the Accreditation System recommended by the Committee on Accreditation in collaboration with the Accreditation Study Work Group.

Information/ Action
2B: Expiration of Terms: Committee on Accreditation
The terms of the members of the Committee on Accreditation will expire on June 30, 2006. This agenda item provides background information relating to the terms of committee members and provides information about the advisability of extending those terms.

Information/ Action
2C: Accreditation and Program Approval
This agenda item presents recommendations for initial accreditation for one prospective program sponsor. In addition, it includes program approval recommendations for local education agencies for guidelines based programs leading to the Professional Administrative Services Credential as well as one induction program.

Information/ Action
2D: Responding to Issues Concerning the Education Specialist Credential
Staff will present further information on issues related to the Education Specialist Credential and recommend steps that may be taken.

Information/ Action
2E: Subject Matter Assessment for Less Commonly Taught Languages Other than English
Staff will present options for subject matter assessments for less commonly taught languages other than English.

Information
2F: Report on Passing Rates of Commission-Approved Exams for 2000-01 to 2004-05
The Commission will receive pass rate information for Commission examinations.

 

Information
Report on Stakeholder Meetings Regarding the Commission Examination System
Staff will report on the issues identified in discussions with stakeholders concerning the possible consolidation of certain licensure examinations.


       

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

8:30 a.m.

Appeals and Waivers Committee

Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair

Cindy Dodge
John Kenney
Leslie Littman
Marilyn McGrath

Action
3A: Approval of the Minutes
Staff will recommend that the Committee approve the minutes of the January 31, 2006 meeting of the Appeals and Waivers Committee. After review, the Committee may approve, or amend and approve the minutes. 

Action
3B: 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
3C: 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
3D: 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.

General Session Will Reconvene Followin gAppeals & Waivers

8:45: a.m.

Reconvene General Session
Chair Leslie Peterson Schwarze will reconvene the April 2006 General Session. Roll call will be taken. 

Items agendized for April 4th, but not discussed, may be taken up today.

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee of the whole

Catherine Banker, Committee Chair

Information/ Action 
4A: 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 Commission. 

Information/ Action 
4B: Approval of Agreements that Exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars
Agenda Item 4B - Insert

Section 610 of the CCTC Policy Manual (Contract Authority) requires that agreements or contacts 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 2005-06. 

Information/ Action 
4C: Update on Efficiencies Adopted by the Commission for FY 2005-06 
Staff will present an update on the implementation of the various efficiencies adopted by the Commission in 2005 for the 2005-06 Fiscal Year. 

Information/ Action 
4D: Proposal to Release an RFP for the Administration of Commission Exams
Staff will present a Request for Proposals for the administration of the CBEST, CSET, and RICA examinations for consideration. 

Information/ Action 
4E: Funding of Validity Study for the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA)  
Staff will update the Commission on funding issues related to the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA).

Legislative Committee of the Whole

Jon Stordahl, Committee Chair

 

Information/ Action 
5A: Status of Legislation of Interest to the Commission
Staff will present the status of legislative measures that have a position adopted by the Commission. 

Information/ Action 
5B: Analyses of Bills of Interest to the Commission
Agenda Item 5B - 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 
5C: Items of Interest to the Commission
Staff will present an update on items of interest to the Commission.

Credentialing and Assignments Committee of the Whole

Catherine Banker, Committee Chair

Information
6A: Credential Waiver Shortage Areas
Staff will present an analysis of the current credential waiver shortage areas and recommend updating the list of shortage areas. 

Information
6B: Teacher Supply in California 2004-2005 A Report to the Legislature
This agenda item is in response to Assembly Bill (AB) 471 (Scott, Chapter 381, Statutes of 1999), which requires the Commission report to the Governor and the Legislature each year on the number of teachers who received credentials, certificates, permits and waivers to teach in California public schools.

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 May/June, July/August, and September is presented
Audience Presentations

1M: Adjournment
Updated March 16, 2017