Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Commission Meeting Agenda
August 9, 2007
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Thursday, August 9, 2007
P. David Pearson, Chair
Caleb Cheung, Vice Chair
1A: Approval of the June 2007 Executive Committee Minutes
The Committee will consider approval of the minutes of the June 2007 meeting of the Executive Committee.
1B: Review and Discussion of Changes to the Commission Policy Manual (Posted July 16, 2007)
The Committee will continue its review and discussion of revisions to the Policy Manual in accordance with the plan adopted at the February 2007 Executive Committee meeting.
1C: Approval of the Commission’s 2008 Meeting Schedule (Posted July 16, 2007)
The Committee will consider the Commission’s 2008 Meeting Schedule.
1D: Consideration of Changes to the Format of Commission Meeting Minutes (Posted July 16, 2007)
The Committee will consider changes to the format of the Commission’s Meeting Minutes.
Will convene immediately following Executive Committee
P.David Pearson, Chair
Convene General Session
Commission Chair P. David Pearson will convene General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.
2A: Approval of the June 2007 Minutes
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the June 2007 meeting of the Commission.
2B: Approval of the August 2007 Agenda
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the August 2007 meeting of the Commission.
2C: Approval of the August 2007 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the August 2007 Consent Calendar.
2D: Chair's Report
2E: Executive Director's Report
2F: Commission Member Reports
2G: Liaison Reports
2H: Strategic Plan Development
The Commission will discuss possible changes to the Commission’s Mission and Goals statements.
Fiscal Policy and Planning CommitteeGuillermo Gomez, Committee Chair
3A: Proposed Budget Change Proposals for Fiscal Year 2008-09
Staff will present the proposed Budget Change Proposal concepts for the 2008-09 budget development process.
Professional Practices Committee
Loretta Whitson, Chair
4A: Committee of Credentials: Expiration of Term and Declaration of Vacancy
The Committee will review the availability of the incumbent for re-appointment to the Elementary Teacher position on the Committee of Credentials and make its determination whether the position shall be declared vacant as of October 6, 2007.
Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee
Caleb Cheung, Committee Chair
5A: Update on Credential Processing and Future Enhancements
This agenda item presents an update on the credential processing numbers and provides an opportunity to discuss future system and service enhancements.
Margaret Gaston, Committee Chair
6A: Status of Legislation
This agenda item provides the status of legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position.
6B: Analyses of Bills
This agenda item presents analyses of educator preparation or licensing legislation. The analyses will summarize current law, describe the bills’ provisions, estimate their costs, and recommend amendments, if applicable.
6C: Other Legislative and Policy Items
This agenda item is an update on the activities of the Legislature and information about bills that do not directly affect Commission operation or policy, but may be of interest.
Professional Services Committee
Paula Cordeiro, Committee Chair
7A: 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.
7B: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2005-2006 as Required by Title II of the 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
This agenda item presents California’s 2007 Report on Teacher Preparation as mandated by Title II of the Higher Education Act. This annual report is submitted each fall to the U.S. Department of Education. The information submitted becomes part of a national report on teacher quality that is published by the U.S. Secretary of Education each summer.
Appendix B [Approximately 5Mb]
7C: Draft Report to the Legislature on the Implications of Modifying the California Single Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET: SS) to Assess Basic Skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
This agenda item provides a summary of the public study session held pursuant to SB 1209 at the June 2007 Commission meeting to discuss the implications of modifying the CSET: Single Subject examinations to include basic skills of reading, mathematics, and writing. The report to the Legislature is due by October 1, 2007.
7E: SB 2042 (Chap. 548, Stats. 1998) Update on the Implementation of the Teacher Preparation Standards
This agenda item continues the discussion begun at the March 2007 meeting relating to the SB 2042 reform and work that is still to be completed. This item provides information on subject matter preparation for multiple and single subject teachers.
7F: Draft Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for the CSET: Bilingual Methodology and Bilingual Culture Examinations
This agenda item presents the draft Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the CSET: Bilingual Methodology and Culture examinations. These two examinations will replace the former BCLAD bilingual methodology and bilingual culture examinations, starting in November 2007. The draft KSAs are being presented to the Commission for information prior to beginning the content validation study for these two examinations, which will go out to the field in late August 2007.
7G: Implementation of the Accreditation System
This item presents an updated on the implementation of the revised accreditation system. Specifically, this item presents proposed revised Experimental Program Standards for Commission consideration.
7H: Update on Review Guidelines for English Learner Staff Development: Designated Subjects
This item presents draft guidelines for the English Learner Staff Development – Designated Subjects pursuant to SB 1292 (Chap. 517, Stats 2006).
7I: Career Technical Education Panel Update
This agenda item reports on the progress of work of the Career Technical Education panel in reviewing and revising both the credential requirements and the program standards.
Reconvene General Session
P. David Pearson, Chair
2I: Report of Closed Session Items
2J: Report of Executive Committee
2K: New Business
Quarterly Agenda is presented