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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated August 16, 2007

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Commission Meeting Agenda
August 9, 2007
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, August 9, 2007

Executive Committee

8:30 a.m.

P. David Pearson, Chair

Caleb Cheung, Vice Chair
Paula Cordeiro
Margaret Gaston
Guillermo Gomez
Loretta Whitson

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.


General Session

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 Committee

Guillermo 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.

Legislative Committee

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 A
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.

7D: Plan for Redevelopment of the Subject Specific Pedagogy Task of the CA TPA.


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.

Closed 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 actions taken or determinations made therein.

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
Audience Presentations


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