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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated February 9, 2007

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Commission Meeting Agenda
November 30 - December 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. 

Live Webcast Presentation: The Commission meeting will be webcast via the internet. Access the broadcast on the CTC Meetings page. While the Commission intends to webcast this meeting, it may not be possible to webcast all or part of the open meeting due to technical issues or limitations on resources.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Executive Committee

9:00 a.m.

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Chair

Catherine Banker
Guillermo Gomez
Gloria Grant
John Kenney
Jon Stordahl

Action 
1A: Approval of the July-August 2006 Executive Committee Minutes
Staff will recommend that the Committee approve the minutes of the July-August 2006 meeting of the Executive Committee. 

Information/ Action 
1B: Attorney General's Opinion Regarding the Participation of Ex-Officios in Closed Session
Staff will present the anticipated Attorney General's opinion regarding the participation of Ex-Officious in the Commission's Closed Session proceedings. 

Information 
1C: Review and Discussion of Proposed Changes to the Commission Policy Manual 
The Executive Committee will discuss suggested changes to the Commission's Policy Manual submitted by a working group of Commissioners. 

Action 
1D: Proposal to Develop a Strategic Plan
Staff will present a possible plan for developing a Strategic Plan for the Commission. 

Action 
IE: Ex-Officio Reimbursement 
The Executive Committee will consider reinstituting reimbursement for Ex-Officio members of the Commission. 

Action 
1F: Discussion of the Commission's 2007 Meeting Schedule   
The Executive Committee will discuss the possible adoption of a revised 2007 Commission meeting schedule. 

Action 
1G: Proposal For Off-Site Commission Meeting
The Executive Committee will discuss the feasibility of holding a future Commission meeting off site.

General Session

Will convene immediately following Executive Committee 

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Chair

Convene General Session     
Chair Leslie Peterson Schwarze will convene General Session. Roll call will be taken. 

Action 
2A: Approval of the September 2006 Minutes
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the September 2006 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
2B: Approval of the November-December 2006 Agenda 
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the November-December 2006 meeting of the Commission. 

Action 
2C: Approval of the November-December 2006 Consent Calendar
Agenda Item 2C - Insert

The Commission will consider approval of the November-December 2006 Consent Calendar. 

Information 
2D: Chair's Report 

Information 
2E: Executive Director's Report  

Information 
2F: Commission Member Reports 

Information 
2G: Liaison Reports 

Information 
2H: SB 1209 (Chapter 517, Statutes of 2006) Overview and Implementation Plan
Staff will present an overview, proposed implementation plan, and general timeline for the Commission's implementation of SB 1209 (Chapter 517, Statutes 2006) which was signed into law on September 28, 2006.

General Session

1:30 p.m.

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Chair

Information 
2I: Public Policy Institute of California Presentation
A representative from the Public Policy Institute of California will discuss its report Retention of New Teachers in California. This report is based upon data from the Commission and the Employment Development Department.

Legislative Committee of the Whole

Jon Stordahl, Committee Chair

Information 
3A: Status of Legislation
Staff will present the status of legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position. 

Action 
3B: Legislative Concepts for Commission Consideration  
Staff will present legislative concepts for the 2007 legislative year for Commission consideration 

Professional Practices Committee of the Whole

Gloria Grant, Committee Chair

Action 
4A: Committee of Credentials: Expiration of Terms and Declaration of Vacancies  
The Professional Practices Committee will review the availability of incumbents for re-appointment to the Committee of Credentials and make its determinations as to which of the positions with expiring terms shall be declared vacant as of March 14, 2007 and June 30, 2007. The Committee will direct staff as to how to proceed to assist the Commission, as necessary, with the selection of new Committee of Credentials members.

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee of the Whole

Catherine Banker, Committee Chair

Information 
5A: Proposed Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 80121 Pertaining to General Provisions Governing Waivers, Section 80124 Pertaining to Requirements for a Request for Subsequent Variable Term Waiver for a Specific Applicant, and Section 80125 Pertaining to Submitting Requests for Variable Term Waivers; Approvals and Denials
In order to keep the Commission's sections of California Code of Regulations current, Commission staff is presenting Title 5 Sections 80121 pertaining to General Provisions Governing Waivers, 80124 pertaining to Requirements for a Request for a Subsequent Variable Term Waiver for a Specific Applicant and 80125 pertaining to Submitting Requests for Variable Term Waivers; Approvals and Denials for review and discussion.

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee of the Whole

John Kenney, Committee Chair

Action 
6A: Approval of Agreements that Exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars
Agenda Item 6A - Insert

Section 610 of the CCTC Policy Manual (Contract Authority) requires that agreements or contracts of $100,000 or more be approved by the Commission. This item presents an agreement that requires approval. (Please note: This item will have an Agenda Insert, because the contract award notification timelines outlined in the State Contracting Manual section 5.65 did not align with the agenda publishing date.)

Professional Services Committee of the Whole

Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair

Action 
7A: The Teaching Performance Assessment: (I) Overview; (II) The California Teaching Performance Assessment Model; (III) Assessment Quality Standards for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs; and (IV) Request for Proposals for a Validity Study of the California Teaching Performance Assessment
This agenda item provides an overview of the teaching performance assessment requirement for multiple and single subject professional teacher preparation programs; a description of the California Teaching Performance Assessment model; a proposal for the potential modification and reinstatement of the five Assessment Quality Standards for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs; and a request for approval to release an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a validity study of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CA TPA). 

Action 
7B: Program Approval and Initial Accreditation
This agenda report presents recommendations for approval of program proposals submitted by local education agencies and institutions of higher education for single subject matter preparation programs and induction programs. 

Action 
7C: Proposed Standards for California Teachers of English Learners Certificate Programs
This agenda item presents the proposed Standards of Quality of Effectiveness for California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Certificate Programs for Commission adoption. These standards were developed in consultation with a panel of experts in the field of English learner education. If adopted, these standards would apply to program sponsors wishing to offer certificate programs for teachers seeking English learner authorizations. 

Action 
7D: Adoption of Passing Score Standard for the Teaching Foundations Examination in Science
Agenda Item 7D - Insert

Staff will present a recommendation for a passing score standard on the Teaching Foundations Examination in Science for adoption by the Commission.

Closed Session

Will convene immediately following General Session

The Commission will 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.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Reconvene General Session

8:30 a.m.

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Chair

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

Items agendized for the first day of the meeting, but not discussed, may be taken up today.

Public Hearing

8:30 a.m.

Action 
8A: Proposed Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 80028 Pertaining to Certificates of Clearance and Section 80487 Pertaining to Fees    
The proposed amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 5 Section 80028 Pertaining to Certificates of Clearance and Section 80487 Pertaining to Fees are being presented for public hearing.

Professional Services Committee of the Whole

Guillermo Gomez, Committee Chair

Action 
7E: Adoption of Passing Score Standard for the California Subject Matter Examinations for Teachers (CSET): Filipino Examination   
Agenda Item 7E - Insert  

Staff will present a recommendation for a passing score standard on the California Subject Matter Examination for Teachers (CSET): Filipino Examination for adoption by the Commission. 

Information 
7F: Implementation of the Accreditation System
This item presents an update on the activities staff has been engaged in to implement the revised accreditation system as recommended by the Committee on Accreditation and the Accreditation Study Work Group and as approved by the Commission. Further, this agenda item describes activities that staff, stakeholders, and the COA still need to complete and the issues and accreditation related items that will be brought before the Commission at a future Commission meeting. 

Action 
7G: Potential Consolidation of Examinations for Languages Other Than Englishh
Staff will review input from the field and based on that input will make a recommendation to the Commission concerning the consolidation of Commission-owned language examinations. 

Information 
7H: Update on the Activities Related to Modifying the Education Specialist Credential Requirements
This report provides information about the activities that have occurred since June 2006 to modify the requirements for Education Specialist credentials, including (a) implementation procedures to add an English learner authorization to the current Education Specialist Credential, (b) conducting field meetings to examine issues related to modifying the Credential, and (c) establishing a Special Education Workgroup to review the structure and requirements for the Special Education credentials. 

Action 
7I: Proposed Implementation of Senate Bill 1292 (Chapter 752, Statutes of 2006)
Staff will present an overview, a draft implementation plan, and a recommendation for the implementation of SB 1292 (Chapter 752, Statutes of 2006)). The current SB 395 guidelines for Professional development related to teaching English learners are proposed to be adopted as temporary guidelines to meet the requirements of SB 1292. A panel will be convened to review the SB 395 guidelines and propose any revisions needed to support holders of designated subjects credentials or services credentials with teaching authorizations. 

Action 
7J: Career Technical Education
This item presents for Commission discussion the possible need to explore changes and improvements to the Designated Subjects Credential structure and program standards to align more closely with federal and state structures.

Reconvene General Session

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Committee Chair

2J: Report of Closed Session Items 

2K: Report of Executive Committee   

Information 
2L: New Business
Quarterly Agenda is presented
Audience Presentations

Action 
2M: Elections of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Chair and Vice Chair for 2007

Adjournment
Updated March 16, 2017