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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda
February 7-9, 2018

Watch Meeting: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Thursday, February 8, 2018 and Friday, February 9, 2018

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.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Ad Hoc Committee
3:30 p.m.

C. Michael Cooney
Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo
Haydee Rodriguez

Action
1A: Interview and Recommendation of Members/Alternates for the Committee of Credentials
This agenda item provides information about the selection process for appointments to the Committee of Credentials. Applications submitted to the Commission prior to the posting of this item are attached. Any additional applications will be brought in as an insert on the day of the meeting.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
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
2A: Election for the Vice Chair of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for 2018
This agenda item provides information regarding the election of the Vice Chair.

Action
2B: Approval of the December 2017 Minutes
The minutes of the December 2017 meeting of the Commission are submitted for approval.

Action
2C: Approval of the February 2018 Agenda
The Agenda for the February 2018 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Action
2D: Approval of the February 2018 Consent Calendar
The Commission will consider approval of the February 2018 Consent Calendar.

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2E: Chair’s Report

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2F: Executive Director’s Report

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2G: Commission Member Reports

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2H: Liaison Reports

Fiscal Policy and Planning Committee

Kirsten Barnes, Committee Chair

Information
3A: Update on the Governor’s Proposed 2018-19 Budget
This agenda item provides an update on the sections of the Governor’s proposed 2018-19 budget that relate to the Commission.

Educator Preparation Committee

José Gonzalez, Committee Chair

Action
4A: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for High Tech High Graduate School of Education
This agenda item presents, as a part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, High Tech High Graduate School of Education’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval.

Action
4B: Proposed Credential Structure and Related Considerations for the Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential
This agenda item presents for Commission consideration proposed revisions to the credential structure, candidate preparation requirements and authorization statements for the education specialization credentials. These recommended changes follow two years of work with a task force, multiple presentations to the Commission and discussion with a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups. Based on the emerging consensus of the Commission during the December 2017 Commission meeting, staff recommends that the Commission adopt these structural changes to the Education Specialist credential and direct staff to finalize performance expectations and program standards for future consideration and adoption.

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4C: Update on Work Related to the Child Development Permit
This agenda item presents an update on the work related to the Commission’s Child Development Permit, including an outline and timeline of the work going forward.

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4D: Next Steps in the Work Related to Career Technical Education
This agenda item provides an update on staff conversations with stakeholders regarding credentialing in the area of Career Technical Education (CTE) and presents an additional proposal for a bridge to a CTE Teaching Credential for currently credentialed teachers.

Closed Session

Linda Darling-Hammond, 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, February 9, 2018
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 Amendments to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations Pertaining to Regional Accreditation and Acceptance of Degrees, Course Work, and Private School Experience for Purposes of Certification in California
This is a public hearing on proposed amendments to Title 5, California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 80457 related to accreditation requirements for degrees, course work, and K-12 private school experience used for certification purposes.

Certification Committee

Bonnie Klatt, Committee Chair

Action
5A: Request to Waive the Regional Accreditation Requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree Needed for Certification
This agenda item presents one waiver request submitted by a Local Education Agency (LEA) on behalf of a candidate who earned a bachelor’s degree at a time when the institution was not regionally accredited.

Educator Preparation Committee

José Gonzalez, Committee Chair

Information
4E: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA): Background and Discussion of Issues
This agenda item includes background on Education Code section 44283 and a summary of a public meeting held at the Commission to examine the use of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) as a measure to evaluate a candidate’s preservice knowledge, skills, and abilities relative to effective reading and literacy instruction.

 

Yopp Slowik, H. (2015). Resource Guide to the Foundational Skills of the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. White Paper. Sacramento: California Department of Education.

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4F: Annual Report on Passing Rates of Commission-Approved Examinations from 2012-13 to 2016-17
This agenda item reports the passing rates of Commission-approved examinations. For each examination, the purpose of the examination, its structure, the scoring process, the examination volume, the first-time passing rate, and the cumulative passing rate are discussed. When available, the passing rate by demographic data is also discussed.

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4G: Update on the Commission’s Program Surveys and Their Use in Accreditation
This agenda item provides an update on implementation of the Commission’s program completer surveys, master teacher survey, and employer survey. The item also discusses how the information from surveys will be used in the accreditation process.

Professional Practices Committee

C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair

Information
6A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.

Legislative Committee

Linda Darling-Hammond, Chair

Information
7A: 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

Action
2J: Interview and Recommendation of Members/Alternates for the Committee of Credentials
The Commission will consider persons recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee and make appointments.

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2K: Report of Closed Session Items

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2L: New Business

  • Bimonthly Agenda is presented
  • Audience Presentations

Adjournment

Updated February 21, 2018