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Credentials Academy CCAC Conference. October 2012 Terri H. Fesperman David Crable Erin Skubal. Agenda.  Part I - Various topics concerning county, district, university and induction analysts  Part II

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credentials academy ccac conference

Credentials AcademyCCAC Conference

October 2012

Terri H. Fesperman

David Crable

Erin Skubal

agenda
Agenda

 Part I

- Various topics concerning county, district, university and induction analysts

Part II

-Panel of county, district, university, induction and CTC staff discussing scenarios of real problems with real answers

commission on teacher credentialing ctc
Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

Agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government

Created in 1970 by the Ryan Act

Oldest autonomous state standards boards in the nation

the commissioners
The Commissioners
  •  19 Members (15 voting members)
    •  14 Governor-Appointed Representatives
    •  Superintendent of Public Instruction or designee
    •  4 Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)
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CTC

The major purpose of the agency

Serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for public schools

Licensing and credentialing of professional educators

Discipline of credential holders

branches of the commission

Executive Office

Office of

Governmental

Relations

(OGR)

Certification,

Assignment &

Waivers

(CAW)

Enterprise,

Technology &

Services Section

(ETSS)

Professional Service

Division

(PSD)

Division of

Professional Practices

(DPP)

Branches of the Commission

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

(CTC)

accreditation objective
Accreditation Objective

The accreditation system is a series of activities which, over time, give a clear picture of an institution or program sponsor

 Its history

 How it examines its practices

 How it makes changes

 How it stays current with the field (e.g., standards and needs of schools they serve) etc.

who is the coa
Who is the COA?

Committee on Accreditation

- 6 individuals from K-12 community

- 6 individuals from postsecondary community

Appointed by the Commission

Responsible for all accreditation work

questions
Questions?

Direct your questions to the right activity-based email accounts for a quicker response:

 IPR@ctc.ca.gov

 BiennialReports@ctc.ca.gov

 ProgramAssessment@ctc.ca.gov

For general questions:

 Accreditation@ctc.ca.gov

asc panel recommendations
ASC Panel Recommendations

14 recommendations presented to the Commission in November 2011

Commission adopted twelve and recommended additional changes to two recommendations concerning:

- experience for preliminary credential

- examination route to the preliminary credential

experience for preliminary asc
Experience for Preliminary ASC

Action Taken by the Commission

- Increase years of experience to earn the preliminary ASC from three years to five years

- Provide option for waiver of two years of the experience

examination route
Examination Route

Action Taken by the Commission

- Establish an “Examination Plus” requirement for candidates choosing the examination route to the Preliminary ASC

asc regulations
ASC Regulations

Requirements to earn a preliminary and clear credential in Section 80054

Action item at August Commission meeting

Public Hearing planned for December Commission meeting

administrator training program
Administrator Training Program

One option to earn a Clear ASC is completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 of a State Board of Education-approved Administrator Training Program (ATP)

summer 2012 atp update
Summer 2012 ATP Update

Additional ATP funds go through September 1, 2014

- Does not change the last date for an application based on completion of ATP-- April 1, 2014

Education Code provides a sunset date for accepting the ATP towards certification

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Application Checklists

  • The Commission has developed application processing checklists for many different credential types to assist in the pre-evaluation process at the local level
  • Checklists can be found in the CIG left-hand menu under “Resources” at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig2/checklists.html
important dates
Important Dates

1/31/19 End date Level II program

1/1/18 Complete Ryan Clear

2/26/16 SLLA #1010 exams expire

1/31/16 Complete Clear Adult Full/Part-Time

12/31/14 Enroll into L2 Ed Spec program

6/23/14 BCLAD exams expire

4/1/14 Last date to apply for Admin by ATP

8/31/2013 Last Issuance clear Voc Ed and clear FT/PT CTE

1/31/13 Complete L1 Ed Spec program

1/31/13 Complete Preliminary Adult Full/Part-Time

CCAC 2012

college and career readiness standards
College and Career Readiness Standards

In 2009, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) committed to developing a set of standards that would help prepare students for success in college and career

College and Career Readiness standards were released in 9/2009

This work was the foundation for the Common Corewhich was adopted by the SBE 8/2010

the common core state standards
The Common Core State Standards

Benefits:

Internationally benchmarked

Evidence and research-based

Consistent expectations – no matter where you live

Opportunity for shared resources and reduced costs

examinations offered as computer based test cbt only
Examinations Offered as Computer Based Test (CBT) Only

CSET: Multiple Subjects

CSET: Writing Skills

CSET: Mathematics

RICA: Written Examination

CTEL Examination

CPACE

cbest administration
CBEST Administration

CBEST is administered as both:

Paper-based: six times a year

Computer-based: year-round by appointment

exam security
Exam Security

 Cell phones are not allowed at PBT site or in the CBT testing room (possession will result in voided scores)

 Medical devices, such as inhalers must have prior approval through the Alternative Testing Arrangement process

 Can’t use mechanical pencils (can only use wooden #2 pencils)

 Can’t wear hats or headwear (except for medical or religious purposes)

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CTC Online Manual

CTC Online: Basics, Tips and Technical

ctc online basics tips and technical
CTC Online: Basics, Tips and Technical

Different roles within CTC Online

- Adding/deleting users, passwords

Different options for Approved Institutions and Authorized Agencies

Educator and analyst navigation

-Queries

- General system information

- Emails

ctc online manual
CTC Online Manual

CTC Online System

Users

Searches

Roles and Responsibilities

Online Services and Troubleshooting

Training Materials and Resources

Demonstrations

ds adult education regulation amendments
DS Adult Education Regulation Amendments

Implement Assembly Bill (AB) 1374 (2010)

Include recommendations from Adult Education Advisory Panel

Effective June 1, 2011

ds cte applications
DS CTE Applications

All CTE applications must be submitted by Commission-approved program sponsor

- 3-year preliminary and clear

- Clear FT/PT CTE and Vocational Education

- Employing school districts no longer submit applications

update on el authorizations advisory elaa panel
Update on EL Authorizations Advisory (ELAA) Panel

Tasks

Review and analyze contentof program standards based on EL services authorized

- Is it sufficient for ELD?

- Is it sufficient for SDAIE?

- Is there adequate focus on academic language and literacy?

- What is missing?

future authorization structure
Future Authorization Structure

Retain current CTEL authorization

- ELD and SDAIE in the grade levels, subjects and settings authorized by the prerequisite teaching credential and ELD as a separate departmentalized content area in grades Pre-K-12 and for adults

Limit authorization for MS, SS, Ed Spec

- ELD and SDAIE to the settingsandcontentareasfor which the prerequisite credential authorizes instruction

- Commission agenda item December 2012

transition to future authorizations
Transition to Future Authorizations

MS/SS and Education Specialist

12/31/2013 - Last Date to enroll for current authorizations

Time allowed for completion to retain current authorization

- 2 years for traditional and blended programs

- 3 years for MS/SS Interns and Education Specialist University Interns

- 4 yearsfor Education Specialist District Interns

extensions by appeal
Extensions by Appeal

 May be issued by Commission staff when renewal requirements are not met

 Not granted if applicant cannot show good cause, extenuating circumstances, or substantial reasons for an appeal

 Reviewed on a case-by-case basis

 Financial hardship is not a valid appeal reason

regulation amendments implemented 9 1 12
Regulation AmendmentsImplemented 9/1/12

Fingerprint process must be repeated when:

- Certificate of Clearance or Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate is expired for eighteen months or more, provided no other valid documents are held

- Individual has not held a valid document OR fingerprint clearance is on file, but no subsequent application for document submitted in eighteen months or more

certificates
Certificates

 Certificate of Clearance

- Valid for 5 years, regardless of initial issue date

- Fee credit expires when certificate expires or when individual applies for initial teaching or services credential

 Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate

- Valid for five years

- Replaces the need for a COC for individuals who subsequently earn a document

btsa and ihe induction programs
BTSA and IHE Induction Programs

In 2011-2012:

- 158 LEA Induction Programs

- 4 IHE General Education Induction Programs

- Education Specialist Clear Induction Programs

 11 IHE Programs

 51 LEA Programs

btsa and ihe induction programs1
BTSA and IHE Induction Programs

Standards apply to LEA sponsored BTSA Induction Programs and University Induction Programs

IHEs are eligible to sponsor Induction Programs

State budget allocates funding, through the flexible funding grant, for LEA sponsored BTSA Induction

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Touring the CIG

In 2002, the Credential Handbook was replaced by a new online version called the CIG

The CIG was created to improve communication by providing the most current information to the field

topics to be addressed
Topics to be Addressed

Recent work and Upcoming Work

CTC Online Adult Ed/CTE

Subject Matter CSTPs

Mathematics Reading

Special Ed English Learners

TPEs TAP Panel

Teacher Librarian Exams incl. TPA

Admin Credential Adding Subject AreaQuestions

definitions
Definitions

RtI2 and MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) integrate assessment and intervention in a general education, multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems

- Identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes

- Monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions

- Adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness

RtI2

- Identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities and provide increased intervention

why rti 2
Why RtI2?

 The Individuals With disabilities Education Act 2004: authorized determining eligibility for Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) using a research-based process such as RtI

 Blueprint for Reform 2010 U.S. Department of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education Act: use of additional support and appropriate instruction to meet diverse needs

 P-16 Council’s recommendations support RtI2 objectives

 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements of district mandate support for struggling students

rti is rti is not
RtI Is RtI is NOT

 A general education activity

 A system to improve instruction for all students

 A school-wide approach that recognizes the importance of core curriculum instruction and interventions when needed

 For Special Education only

 A system for tracking

 A single program for use by one or two teachers as desired

 Only interventions

 Only elementary

 Only academics

teaching program transition dates
Teaching Program Transition Dates

 Last date to enroll candidates in a Level I program was 12/31/2011

- Candidates must finish by 1/31/2013

 Last date to enroll a candidate into the Level II program is 12/31/2014

- Candidates must finish by 1/31/2019

level i education specialist traditional and intern
Level I Education Specialist -Traditional and Intern

A candidate has the right to complete the Level I program if the candidate was:

- Admitted to program by December 31, 2011 AND

- Program is completed by January 31, 2013

adding specialty area to special education credentials
Adding Specialty Area to Special Education Credentials

 Credential Information Alert 12-06, distributed July 2012

 California Prepared Individuals

 Current Education Specialist and previously initially issued special education credential holders

 Adding a new specialty area

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Is there ever a time when the holder of a Clear Education Specialist Credential could add an AASE in Autism Spectrum Disorders?

 Yes, a Clear Education Specialist Credential holder may add an ASD AASE if the individual held a Level I Credential or other previously initially issued special education credential prior to earning a clear credential.

The ASD authorization is earned in the Preliminary program not in the Level I or Level II program.

topics
Topics

Overall Title II data collection and reporting

Data elements that will be collected for the 2011-12 Title II report

Issues related to data elements collected and reported

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Assignment

Assignment Monitoring for Special Education

Advanced Assignment Monitoring & NCLB Compliance: Where Does this Course Fit?

Assignments in Linked Learning and Career Technical Education

Assignment Monitoring 101 - Best Practices

nclb cde
NCLB/CDE

NCLB - Issues and Answers

Charter Schools and Their Chartering Authority

Review, monitoring, and strategies for improving NCLB Teacher Quality Compliance within County Office of Education Programs

other meetings and sessions
Other Meetings and Sessions

CSU/UC/Private IHE System Meetings

District/County/Charter System Meetings

Value Added Assessments of Teacher Education Programs

Tips and Tools for Transcripts

IERFI-World of Forgeries & Diploma Mills

Ethical Practices for Credential Analysts

other workshops
Other Workshops

Supplementary Authorizations and Subject Matter Authorizations

Teachers Prepared in Other States and Countries

Understanding and Complying with the Discipline Process

Making the Most of Test Data: A Demonstration of Results Analyzer

certification assignment and waivers division
Certification, Assignment and Waivers Division

Director – Patty Wohl

Information Services

Email:credentials@ctc.ca.gov

Assignment Unit

Email: cawassignments@ctc.ca.gov

certification assignment and waivers division1
Certification, Assignment and Waivers Division

Credential Information Guide (CIG) 2:

ctc.ca.gov/credentials/cig2/cig_toc.htmlUsername: cig2011

Password: ctcguide

Commission Web Page: www.ctc.ca.gov

professional services division
Professional Services Division

Director – Teri Clark

Administrators –

Cheryl Hickey (programs)

Phyllis Jacobson (examinations)

Web page: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/default.html

division of professional practices dpp
Division of Professional Practices (DPP)

Chief Counsel and Director:

Nanette Rufo

DPP Email. . . DPPInfo@ctc.ca.gov

commission listserv e mail system
Commission Listserv E-mail System

Send an email to the addresses below

1) CTC News: NewsList-subscribe@lists.ctc.ca.gov

2) CAW News:cawnews-subscribe@lists.ctc.ca.gov

3) PSD News: psd-news-subscribe@lists.ctc.ca.gov

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Questions

Comments

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We will take a short break and then we will start Part II with our panel of experts discussing scenarios