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September 2003 Minutes

AB 312 No Child Left Behind Liaison Team Meeting Minutes.

Minutes

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

Friday, September 8, 2003

Members Present

 

Charles Weis, Chair
Assemblymember Lynn Daucher
Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg
Lynette Henley
Robert Manwaring
Bob Nichols
Alice Petrossian

Alternates Present

Dee Brennick (for Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg)
Christopher Downing (for Barbara Lockert)

Staff to the Liaison Team


Camille Maben
Diane Levin


Call to Order

Chair Chuck Weis called the meeting to order at 9:11 a.m. after it was determined that a quorum was present.

Approval of the Agenda

Chair Weis reviewed the agenda and changed the order of the topics for discussion. Motion was made by Goldberg and seconded by Nichols to approve the agenda. Motion passed (8-0-0).

Approval of Minutes

There was a blank name on the minutes. Motion was made by Goldberg and seconded by Nichols to approve the minutes from June 6 meeting. Motion passed (7-0-1 abstention).

Chair's Report

None given.

Public Comment

Chair Weis opened the floor to public comment and recognized one member of the public/audience.

Topics for Discussion and Possible Action
  1. California's Consolidated Application September Submission

    1. Baseline Data and Performance Targets for English Learners (Mayer)
    • Jan Mayer and Mark Fetler gave a report on Baseline Data Application for the September Submission.
Report from SBE

Rae Belisle, Executive Director for State Board of Education, gave an update on the consolidated application approved by CDE and USDOE, persistently dangerous schools, timeline waiver, released test date and AYP data, and Title VI spending plan.

Chair Weiss discussed that the special education community needs to look at tests.

Continued- Topics for Discussion and Possible Action
  1. California's Consolidated Application September Submission

    1 . continued-
        Baseline Data and Performance Targets for English Learners (Mayer)

        Robert Linquanti (WestEd) provided school level data.

    3. Baseline Data and Performance Targets for Persistently Dangerous Schools (Brynelson)

    Wade Brynelson talked about how they plan on three activities: County Prevention Coordinator will work with ten schools; CDE Statewide Advisory Committee to reevaluate current policy; and will make recommendations in the January 2004 State Board of Education meeting.

    2. Baseline Data and Performance Targets for Highly Qualified Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Professional Development (Vasey)

    Rebecca Parker, Jean Treiman, and Penni Hansen gave a presentation in place of Bill Vasey and discussed paraprofessionals and professional development. There was a suggestion to have two consultants from Professional Development to assist large/small districts.

    4. Baseline Data Graduation Rates (Padia)

  2. Bill Padia discussed graduation rate data on pp. 22-23 of the Consolidated State Application September 1, 2003 Submission. Padia discussed California's performance targets and baseline data among high school graduate sub-groups.

  3. Highly Qualified Teachers (Steentofte and Vasey)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI)
Communications Roll out (Maben and Padia)
Legislative Update (Burns)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI) Communication Roll Out (Maben and Padia)

Future Agenda Topics and Meeting Dates
Ideas for agenda topics to be discussed include:

     District Sanction Intervention
     Program Improvement
     Rural Districts
     Special Education
     IDEA
     Impact on Special Education Sub-groups
     Program Improvement
     Primary Language Testing
     Updated on Reading First
     Legislative Update

The next meeting scheduled is November 3, 2003.

Adjournment

Chair Weis adjourned the meeting at 12:25 p.m.

The next meeting will November 3, 2003, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1430 N Street, Room 1101, Sacramento, California.

Questions: Accountability & Improvement Division | ctiner@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0926 
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