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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda

December 7-8, 2017

 

Watch Meeting: Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017

All Attachments are in PDF format

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, December 7, 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.

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


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


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

 

Information
1D: Chair’s Report

 

Information
1E: Executive Director’s Report

 

Information
1F: Commission Member Reports

 

Information
1G: Liaison Reports

Certification Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

Action

2A: Assignment Monitoring of Certificated Staff in California by County Offices of Education 2011-2015, 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 the Legislature biennially on assignment monitoring data for certificated employees submitted by County Offices of Education. 

Educator Preparation Committee

José Gonzalez, Committee Chair

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

 

Action
3B: Update on State-Funded Grant Programs
This agenda item presents an update on four state-funded grant programs: the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program, the Integrated Teacher Preparation Program, the California Center on Teaching Careers, and the California Educator Development (CalEd) program. This agenda item also presents the 2017 annual report on the Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing program as required by statute for Commission review and approval to transmit to the Legislature.

 

Action
3C: Performance Level for Candidates Participating in the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) Field Test
The Commission previously adopted an expected performance level for the passage of the pilot and field test versions of the redeveloped California Teaching Performance (CalTPA).  This agenda item requests that the Commission make a slight adjustment to the expected performance level for candidates participating in the field test of the redeveloped CalTPA this year based on significant changes made to the assessment scoring rubrics following the pilot.

 

Information/Action
3D: Summary of the Work Related to Teacher Induction: Amending the Regulations to Define a Single Induction Experience for New Teachers
This agenda item presents information about new teacher induction and proposes amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to teacher induction to define the requirements for a Clear teaching credential for both general education and special education teachers.

 

Information/Action
3E: Update on the Work Related to the Review and Updating of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program Standards
This agenda item provides an update on the work associated with the review and updating of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program Standards. 

Closed Session

Kathleen Harris, Vice Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126, 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, Proposed Decisions, hearing transcripts, and requests for reconsideration in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44248, and Government Code section 11126. The Commission will report out of Closed Session appropriately concerning any and all actions taken or determinations made therein.

Friday, December 8, 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.

Professional Practices Committee

C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair

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

 

Action
4B: Committee of Credential Vacancies for FY 2018-19
The Commission will review the terms of the current members of the Committee of Credentials and will declare vacancies for two public members and one elementary member.

Legislative Committee

Kathleen Harris, Committee Chair

Action
5A: Legislative Proposals 
This agenda item presents legislative proposals for the 2018 legislative year for Commission consideration. 

Educator Preparation Committee

José Gonzalez, Committee Chair

Information
3F: Annual Report of the Committee on Accreditation
This agenda item presents the 2016-17 Annual Accreditation Report from the Committee on Accreditation (COA). 

Reconvene General Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Information/Action
1H: Study Session on the Education Specialist Credential
This study session reviews the current requirements and preparation for those seeking an Education Specialist credential. It also explores the rationale for changing the Education Specialist credential structure and the program standards and Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) that serve as the foundation for it.


Information
1I: Report of Closed Session Items

 

Information
1J: New Business

  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations

Action
1K: Nominations and Elections for the Chair and Vice Chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for 2018
Each year the Commission nominates and elects its Chair and Vice Chair.

 

Adjournment

Updated December 06, 2017