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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

1900 Capitol Avenue

Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 322-6253

Commission Meeting Agenda
August 5-6, 2021

Watch Meeting: Thursday, August 5, 2021 and Friday, August 6, 2021

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In response to Governor Newsom’s declaration of a State of an Emergency relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and Executive Order N-29-20 the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) will conduct the public portion of its meeting via Zoom webcast. Members of the Commission will not be present at the Commission office but will participate by teleconference from other locations throughout the state. The public may access the General Session of this meeting through the Zoom webcast. If they do not have computer access, they may participate by telephone via the US Toll-Free call-in numbers delineated below.

Meeting Participation via Zoom Webcast
The Commission’s General Session teleconference meeting will be accessible for public participation through a Zoom webcast. The following links are provided to access the webcasts on August 5-6, 2021:

Meeting Participation via Teleconference
If you do not have access to a computer, the public may listen to the Commission meeting by dialing US Toll-Free: 1-877-853-5257 or 1-888-475-4499. The Meeting ID number for each day is listed below:

  • August 5: 895 6646 4340
  • August 6: 889 7630 3570

Note: Individuals calling from a blocked telephone number who plan to make public comment (see below) on an agenda item must unblock their telephone number by dialing *82 prior to entering the toll-free number listed above.

Public Comment Guidelines
Members of the public wishing to provide public comment during the discussion of an agenda item will be given the opportunity to speak during the public comment period. The Committee Chair will announce when the public comment period is open during the presentation of the agenda item and ask for anyone who wishes to comment to notify the meeting moderator as explained below.

  • Participants via Zoom Webcast: Individuals who join the meeting via the Zoom webcast will need to click on the “raise hand” icon to inform the meeting moderator that they would like to speak on the item. The meeting moderator will notify the individual when it is their turn to speak by calling their Zoom ID (name used by the member of the public when logging into the meeting). At that time, the individual will be prompted to unmute their microphone and will be able to share their comment.
    Note: The Zoom ID name used by the member of the public to join the Zoom meeting will be displayed to the public when the individual provides public comment.
  • Participants via Teleconference: Individuals who join the meeting via the US Toll-Free number will need to press *9 on their phone to inform the meeting moderator that they would like to speak on the item. The meeting moderator will notify the individual it is their turn to speak by calling the last four digits of their phone number and will allow them to unmute their telephone. At that time, the individual will be prompted to press *6 and will be able to share their comment.
    Note: Only the last four digits of the caller’s phone number will be displayed to the public when the individual provides public comment.

Public comment may be limited to one-minute per speaker depending on the volume of speakers wishing to speak to a particular agenda item.

Written Comments Guidelines
The public is encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments to the Commission in advance for their prior consideration. In order to ensure Commission members have sufficient time to review all written comments, members of the public are asked, but not mandated, to submit written comments online no later than Wednesday at 5:00 pm the week of the meeting or by sending written comments to Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Attn: Executive Office, 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811. If you have difficulties hand-mailing or submitting your comments online, please email the Commission at execoffice@ctc.ca.gov or call 1-866-866-8609. Individuals who are not able to submit written comments are welcome to make verbal public comment during the meeting (see above).

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 reordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting.

Reasonable Accommodation: Any person with a disability requiring disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in the meeting may request assistance by contacting Rhonda Brown toll-free at 1-866-866-8609; or sending a written request to Rhonda Brown at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811; or email execoffice@ctc.ca.gov. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five working days in advance of the meeting.

Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:00 a.m.

Executive Director Mary Vixie Sandy will initiate the meeting. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.

 

Action
1A: Nomination and Election for Chair Pro Tempore for the August 5-6, 2021 Commission Meeting
This agenda item provides information regarding the election of a Chair Pro Tempore for the August 5-6, 2021 Commission meeting.

Watch Video 1A

General Session

Chair Pro Tempore will convene General Session.

 

Action
2A: Approval of the June 2021 Minutes
The Commission will review and approve the minutes of the June 2021 meeting of the Commission.

Watch Video 2A

 

Action
2B: Approval of the August 2021 Agenda
The Agenda for the August 2021 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.

Watch Video 2B

Action
2C: Approval of the August 2021 Consent Calendar
The Commission will review and approve the August 2021 Consent Calendar.

Watch Video 2C


Information
2D: Chair’s Report

Watch Video 2D

 

Information
2E: Executive Director’s Report

Watch Video 2E

 

Information
2F: Commission Member Reports

Watch Video 2F

 

Information
2G: Liaison Reports

Watch Video 2G

Educator Preparation Committee

Monica Martinez, Committee Chair

 

Action
3A: Adoption of Subject Matter Requirements and Teaching Performance Expectations for Art, Music, and Multiple Subjects to Align with the 2019 California Arts Standards for Public Schools
This agenda item presents revised draft Subject Matter Requirements (SMRs) for Art, Music, and Multiple Subjects for potential adoption by the Commission.

Watch Video 3A

 

Information/Action
3B: Determination of Passing Scores for the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment Subtests
This agenda provides information for the Commission’s consideration to determine the passing scores for the new Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) subtests.

Watch Video 3B


Information
3C: Update on the Progress to Revise the Bilingual Authorization Program Standards and Teaching Performance Expectations
This agenda item presents an update on the progress to revise the Bilingual Authorization Program Standards and draft Bilingual Teaching Performance Expectations.

Watch Video 3C

 

Information
3D: Update on the Work of the Early Childhood Education Design Teams under the Preschool Development Grant-Renewal and Proposed Program Quality Peer Review Process
This agenda item provides an update on the work accomplished to date by the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teaching Performance Assessment and the Program Quality Peer Review Design Teams under the Preschool Development Grant-Renewal (PDG-R) and presents the proposed Program Quality Peer Review process developed by the Peer Review Design Team.  The item reports on activities of both Design Teams during the six-month period since the most recent update to the Commission in February 2021 and discusses next steps in this work as well as related work in alignment with the state’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care relative to the Child Development Permit and implementation of universal transitional kindergarten.

Watch Video 3D

 

Action
3E: Review and Proposed Adoption of the Revised Assessment Design Standards
This agenda item presents revisions to the adopted Assessment Design Standards and requests that the Commission authorize the use of these updated standards in the recently approved regulatory changes with the requirement of a teaching performance assessment for Education Specialist credential candidates.

Watch Video 3E

Closed Session

Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Vice Chair

The Commission will go into Closed Session pursuant to California Government Code section 11126, to consider the following pending litigation: Peter Heffner v. Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS174007). The Commission will also consider adverse actions, Petitions for Reinstatement and Proposed Decisions in discipline cases while in Closed Session pursuant to California Education Code sections 44245, 44246, 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, August 6, 2021
General Session
8:30 a.m.

Reconvene General Session
Chair Pro Tempore will reconvene General Session.

Items agendized on a previous day of this meeting, but not completed, may be taken up today.

Executive Committee

Tine Sloan, Chair
Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Vice Chair
C. Michael Cooney
Terri Jackson
Bonnie Klatt
Monica Martinez
David Simmons

Action
4A: Educator Preparation Student Liaison
This agenda item presents possible appointees for an Educator Preparation Student Liaison to the Commission.

Watch Video 4A

Educator Preparation Committee

Monica Martinez, Committee Chair

Action
3F: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage III: Consideration of Provisional Approval for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s responses to the Common Standards and Program Preconditions for consideration and possible Provisional Approval by the Commission.

Watch Video 3F

 

Action
3G: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage V: Consideration of Full Institutional Approval for High Tech High Graduate School of Education
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, the report from the Provisional Site Visit for High Tech High Graduate School of Education and the Committee on Accreditation’s recommendation for an accreditation decision for High Tech High Graduate School of Education. The Commission will consider granting High Tech High Graduate School of Education full institutional approval.

Watch Video 3G

 

Action
3H: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage V: Consideration of Full Institutional Approval for University of California, Merced
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, the report from the Provisional Site Visit for University of California, Merced and the Committee on Accreditation’s recommendation for an accreditation decision for University of California, Merced. The Commission will consider granting University of California, Merced full institutional approval.

Watch Video 3H

 

Action
3I: Initial Institutional Approval – Stage V: Consideration of Full Institutional Approval for Las Virgenes Unified School District
This agenda item presents, as part of the Initial Institutional Approval process, the report from the Provisional Site Visit for Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Committee on Accreditation’s recommendation for an accreditation decision for Las Virgenes Unified School District. The Commission will consider granting Las Virgenes Unified School District full institutional approval.

Watch Video 3I

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.

Watch Video 5A

Legislative Committee

 

Information
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.

6A Watch Video

 

Action
6B: Bill Analysis
Staff will present an analysis of AB 898 (Lee) which impacts the Commission’s work. The analysis will summarize current law, describe the bill’s provisions, and recommend amendments.

Watch Video 6B

General Session

Information
2H: Report of Executive Committee

Watch Video 2H

 

Information
2I: Report of Closed Session Items

Watch Video 2I

 

Information
2J: New Business

Watch Video 2J


Adjournment

Updated August 12, 2021