Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five working days in advance of the meeting.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Executive Director Mary Vixie Sandy will initiate the meeting. Roll call will be taken and the Pledge of Allegiance recited.
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.
Chair Pro Tempore will convene General Session.
2A: Approval of the June 2021 Minutes
The Commission will review and approve the minutes of the June 2021 meeting of the Commission.
2B: Approval of the August 2021 Agenda
The Agenda for the August 2021 meeting of the Commission is considered for approval.
2C: Approval of the August 2021 Consent Calendar
The Commission will review and approve the August 2021 Consent Calendar.
2D: Chair’s Report
2E: Executive Director’s Report
2F: Commission Member Reports
2G: Liaison Reports
Educator Preparation Committee
Monica Martinez, Committee Chair
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Vice Chair
Friday, August 6, 2021
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.
Tine Sloan, Chair
Marysol De La Torre-Escobedo, Vice Chair
C. Michael Cooney
Educator Preparation Committee
Monica Martinez, Committee Chair
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professional Practices Committee
C. Michael Cooney, Committee Chair
5A: Division of Professional Practices Workload Report
This agenda item provides a report on the Division of Professional Practices’ current workload.
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.
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.