California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Friday, September 8, 2003
Charles Weis, Chair
Assemblymember Lynn Daucher
Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg
Dee Brennick (for Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg)
Christopher Downing (for Barbara Lockert)
Staff to the Liaison Team
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 Weis opened the floor to public comment and recognized one member of the public/audience.
- Rodger Bushman, LAUSD - discussed reaching staffing issues and teacher emergency credentials.
Topics for Discussion and Possible Action
- 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
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)
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.
Highly Qualified Teachers (Steentofte and Vasey)
- Karen Steentofte discussed the review of the guidebook and proposed regulations.
- Motion was made by Petrossian and seconded by Nichols that the AB 312 Committee recommends to the State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) that the Commission's action be revised so that the granting of emergency permits and waivers continues until the NCLB mandated deadline of June 2006; and that the Chair of AB 312 write a letter to the CCTC, SSPI, and SBE regarding the AB 312 Committee position.' Meanwhile, districts will continuously employ emergency credentialed teachers. Motion passed unanimously (7-0-0).
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement
Communications Roll out (Maben and Padia)
- Discussed the review of CDE's activities to inform local school districts and the public in AYP and PI.
Legislative Update (Burns)
- AB 356 (Hancock) -Second grade testing amended to not include monetary award programs. Senate concurrence and goes to Assembly.
- SB 722 (McPherson) - Hung up; SBE stated it is not important so bill will be brought up again in January 2004.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI) Communication Roll Out (Maben and Padia)
- Maben discussed Communication Rollout that includes a video and representatives from counties that will be used as trainer models to train in their districts.
Future Agenda Topics and Meeting Dates
Ideas for agenda topics to be discussed include:
District Sanction Intervention
Impact on Special Education Sub-groups
Primary Language Testing
Updated on Reading First
The next meeting scheduled is November 3, 2003.
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.