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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Updated September 26, 2014
Watch Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 , Thursday, October 9, 2014 (1:00 p.m.) and Friday, October 10, 2014

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Commission Meeting Agenda
October 8-10, 2014
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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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ad Hoc Committee

3:00 p.m.

C. Michael Cooney

Bonnie Klatt

Action
1A: Interview and Selection of Members for the Committee of Credentials
This agenda item provides information about the selection process for the appointment of one Elementary Teacher to serve on the Committee of Credentials (COC) and the selection of possible alternates. 

Item 1A - Agenda Insert

Thursday, October 9, 2014

General Session

Mulvaney's Building & Loan

1209 19th Street

Sacramento, CA 95811

9:00 a.m.

Information
Review and Updates to the Commission's Strategic Plan and Policy Manual
Commission Members will discuss the current strategic plan and policy manual during a half-day retreat with the goal of determining what updates might be necessary to align both documents with California's current policy context and conditions. If the Commission determines that changes are needed, then an action item will be placed on the December Agenda. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

General Session

Commission Office 

1900 Capitol Ave;

Sacramento, CA 95811

1:00 p.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will convene the General Session. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited. 

Action
2A: Approval of the August 2014 Minutes
The Commission will consider approval of the minutes of the August 2014 meeting of the Commission. 

Action
2B: Approval of the October 2014 Agenda
The Commission will consider approval of the Agenda for the October 2014 meeting of the Commission. 

Action
2C: Approval of the October 2014 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the October 2014 Consent Calendar. 

Information
2D: Chair's Report

Information

2E: Executive Director's Report

Information
2F: Commission Member Reports

Information
2G: Liaison Reports

Information
2H: Recognizing Excellence in Teacher Preparation
The CSU Chancellor's Office has obtained funding to collaboratively develop and pilot a new Academy for Excellence in Teacher Preparation. Commissioner Young, Chair Darling Hammond and Executive Director Sandy have engaged in discussions about the scope and nature of such an initiative, and will present an update and overview of the proposed Academy. 

Professional Services Committee

Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair

Information/Action
3A: Update on the Work to Strengthen and Streamline the Commission's Accreditation System
This agenda item provides an update on the work to strengthen and streamline the Commission's Accreditation system. The item provides updates on (a) activities to implement the task groups identified in the approved Work Plan; (b) work that the Committee on Accreditation has undertaken to be able to require an institution to close a program that is not meeting the Commission's standards; and (c) the 2014 pilot of the Program Completers surveys.

Information/Action
3B: Draft Revised Standards for the Design and Implementation of Commission-Approved Teaching Performance Assessments (TPAs)
This item presents proposed draft revised standards for the design and implementation of Commission-approved TPAs. These standards have been revised in accordance with TPA design policies adopted by the Commission at the August 2014 meeting.

Action
3C: Waiver Request In Order to Pilot the National Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) in California
This agenda item presents a request from three Commission-approved teacher preparation programs for a waiver in order to pilot the nationally available PPAT during 2014-16. If the Commission were to approve the request, a passing score on the PPAT for the specified candidates at the requesting institutions would waive the requirement that the candidate pass a Commission-approved teaching performance assessment.    

Closed Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126(e), to consider the following pending litigation: Carroll v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Sacramento Superior Court, 34-2012-00135527-CU-OE).  The Commission will also consider adverse actions, petitions for reinstatement and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126(e).  The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

General Session

8:30 a.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Reconvene General Session
Chair Linda Darling-Hammond will reconvene General Session.

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

Public Hearing

8:30 a.m.

Action
2I: Proposed Addition to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Annual Accreditation Fees
This agenda item proposes the addition of sections 80693 and 80694 to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to annual accreditation fees and contains a supplement to the Initial Statement of Reasons originally submitted to the Office of Administrative Law.

Item 2I - Agenda Insert

Credentialing and Certificated Assignments Committee

Juliet Tiffany-Morales, Committee Chair

Action
4A: Policy Issues Pertaining to the Variable Term Waiver for the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential
This agenda item presents proposed criteria for the initial issuance and reissuance of a Variable Term Waiver (VTW) for the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Services Credential and requests that the Commission delegate authority to staff to approve or deny requests for these waivers based on the adopted criteria.    

Professional Services Committee

Constance Blackburn, Committee Chair

Action
3D: Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2012-2013 as Required by Title II of the Higher Education Act
This agenda item is the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2012-2013, as required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the fourteenth annual report and includes a description of credentialing requirements to teach in California public schools and qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs, including pass rate data for all examinations used by the state for credentialing purposes.

Item 3D - Appendix A

Item 3D - Appendix B

Action
3E: Adoption of the Passing Score Standard for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers Multiple Subjects and English Examinations
This agenda item provides (a) foundational information about the standard setting process and (b) recommendations for passing score standards for the CSET: Multiple Subjects and CSET: English examinations, which have been updated to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Item 3E - Agenda Insert

Action
3F: Recommended Passing Score Standard for the Use of the edTPA in California
This agenda item provides further information for the Commission's consideration in establishing a passing score standard for the use of the edTPA with California candidates.  

Professional Practices Committee

C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair

Information
5A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices' current workload.  

Legislative Committee

Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair

Information
6A: Status of Legislation
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures on which the Commission has adopted a position and those of interest to the Commission.  

Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Action

2J: Report of Ad Hoc Committee
The Commission will consider the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee and appointment of members to the Committee of Credentials.

Information

2K: Report of Closed Session Items

Information
2L: New Business

Bimonthly Agenda is presented

Audience Presentations

Adjournment

Updated March 16, 2017