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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda

June 15-16, 2017


Watch Meeting: Thursday June 15, 2017 and Friday June 16, 2017

All Attachments are in PDF format

Updated June 14, 2017

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, June 15, 2017
General Session
9:00 a.m.

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

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

1A: Approval of the April 2017 Minutes
The minutes of the April 2017 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

1B: Approval of the June 2017 Agenda
The Agenda for the June 2017 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

1C: Approval of the June 2017 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the June 2017 Consent Calendar.

1D: Chair’s Report

1E: Executive Director’s Report

1F: Commission Member Reports

1G: Liaison Reports

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Kirsten Barnes, Committee Chair

2A: Update on the Governor’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget
This agenda item provides an update on the sections of the Governor’s proposed 2017-18 budget that relate to the Commission.

Educator Preparation Committee

Jose Gonzalez, Committee Chair

3A: Report on Accreditation Technical Assistance Activities for 2016-17
This agenda item provides information on the technical assistance activities that took place during 2016-17 to assist Commission-approved programs with the transition to a strengthened and streamlined accreditation system.

3B: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage II: Eligibility Requirements for Fortune School
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Fortune School’s responses to the Eligibility Requirements for consideration and possible approval by the Commission.

3C: Fieldwork Requirements: Guidance for Teacher Preparation Programs
This agenda item is a follow up to an introductory item in April 2017 on fieldwork and clinical practices for educator preparation programs. In this item, staff presents issues for Commission discussion to help provide clarification and guidance for Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject credential programs.

3D: Update on the Redevelopment of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) and Waiver Requests from Programs Participating the CalTPA Field Test
This agenda item presents an update on the redevelopment of the CalTPA and the results of the spring 2017 pilot test. It also recommends that the Commission grant waivers to institutions that meet criteria for participation in the 2017-18 field test, and presents for Commission action a transition plan for programs, candidates, and TPA model sponsors in anticipation of full implementation of revised TPAs in 2018-19.

3E: Update on the Development of the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) and Pilot Study and Request for a Non-consequential Administration Year (2018-19)
This agenda item presents an update on the efforts to develop the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA). This item also asks the Commission to consider making 2018-19 a non-consequential year of administration of the CalAPA so that Administrative Services Credential Preparation Programs and candidates have sufficient time to prepare for the APA.

3F: Realignment of the Preliminary Administrative Services Content and Performance Expectations
This agenda item proposes a realignment of the content and performance expectations for the preliminary Administrative Services Credential, bringing them into closer alignment with one another and the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL).

Closed Session

Kathleen Harris, Vice 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, Decision and Orders, Proposed Decisions, requests for Reconsideration, and Proposed Consent Determinations 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, June 16, 2017 
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 completed, may be taken up today.

Public Hearing

8:30 a.m.

1H: Proposed Amendments to Title 5 Regulations Pertaining to Cost Recovery Fees for Extraordinary Accreditation Activities
This agenda item proposes amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations sections 80691 and 80692 pertaining to Cost Recovery Fees for Extraordinary Accreditation Activities.

Professional Practices Committee

C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair

4A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.

Certification Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

5A: Regional Accreditation Requirement for Certification: History of Waiver Requests and Consideration of Potential Amendments to Regulations
This agenda item presents both an historical and current overview of requests for the Commission to waive the regional accreditation requirement for individuals whose Bachelor’s degrees were conferred prior to their institution’s formal recognition of regional accreditation.  The item also provides an analysis of the regional accreditation process that institutions go through, and possible regulatory amendments that would expand the definition of regional accreditation for certification purposes.

5B: Assignment Monitoring of Certificated Staff in California by County Offices of Education 2013-2015, A Report to the Legislature
This agenda item is provided in response to Education Code §44258.9, which requires the Commission to report to the Governor and Legislature biennially on assignment monitoring data for certificated employees submitted by county offices of education.

Legislative Committee

Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair

6A: Status of Legislation
Staff will present the status of those legislative measures of interest to the Commission and address questions regarding any other legislation identified by the Commissioners.

Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

1I: Report of Closed Session Items

1J: New Business
Bimonthly Agenda is presented
Audience Presentations


Updated October 12, 2017