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Agenda March 5 and 6, 2014

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
Student Members
Legislative Members
State Board of Education
State Special Schools
Executive Secretary
Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only

All items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Schedule of Meeting Location
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, March 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.

Guidelines for Public Input Sessions

The Commission welcomes public involvement. Opportunities for public comment are provided at every Commission meeting.

Reasonable Accommodation for Any Individual With a Disability

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), may request assistance by contacting the Special Education Division, 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-445-4602; fax, 916-327-3706.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on March 5, 2014, may be carried over to March 6, 2014.
10:00–10:15 a.m.
10:15–10:45 a.m.

Operations and Planning

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Item 1–Legislative Report: Discussion of Special Education and related bills, presented by Jennifer Moreno, Legislative Representative, Legislative Affairs Office, Government Affairs Division, California Department of Education (CDE).

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:00–11:30 a.m.

Item 2–Assessment Report: Update on Smarter Balanced and the National Center and State Collaborative assessments for students with disabilities presented by Deborah Baumgartner, Education Administrator I; and Sheila Self, Education Programs Consultant; Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE.

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Item 3–Statewide Special Education Task Force: Presentation and review of current activities from Carl Cohn, Special Education Task Force Co-chair and ACSE Liaison to the State Board of Education (SBE). Implications of Task Force work and ACSE involvement discussion lead by Commissioners participating on the Task Force: Gina Plate, Barbara Schulman, and Sara Jocham.

11:45 a.m.–Noon

Item 4–Public Comment: Input is invited from the public and organizational representatives.

Noon–1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15–5:00 p.m.

Item 5–Strategic Plan Update: The ACSE is committed to supporting the success of students with disabilities by ensuring their inclusion in Common Core Math and English Language Arts content delivery and assessments. The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) will provide the framework for implementing an appropriate continuum of evidence-based instructional and data-driven monitoring practices that support student achievement. The ACSE will also provide recommendations and advice related to quality services and supports, with an emphasis on eligibility processes and the development of strengths-based Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Finally, the ACSE will provide input on the ultimate goal for students—a transition process by which students with disabilities move successfully from school into the adult world.

During the 2013–2014 year, the three ACSE Core Content Committees will meet to address:

  1. Common Core State Standards implementation via an MTSS framework
  2. Quality Services and Support—with a focus on eligibility and IEPs
  3. Secondary Transition

Core Content Committee reports and discussion.

Type of Action: Action, Information

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
8:30–8:40 a.m.
8:40–9:00 a.m.

Item 6–Unfinished Business: Address any unfinished business from the previous day, if needed.

9:00–9:30 a.m.

Item 7–Liaison Reports: ACSE members will report on liaison activities occurring between ACSE meetings.

9:30–10:00 a.m.

Item 8–Common Core State Standards: Update on Common Core State Standards and support for students with disabilities presented by Nancy S. Brownell, Senior Fellow, Common Core Systems Implementation Team, SBE and CDE; and Kristen Brown, Ph.D., Education Programs Consultant, Policy and Program Services Unit, Special Education Division (SED), CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:00–10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15–10:30 a.m.

Item 9–Public Comment: Input is invited from the public and organizational representatives.

*Time will be allocated to distance participant Parent Training Institutes to present issues of importance to parents.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Item 10–Legislative Members and Liaison Reports: Reports from Joan Buchanan, Assembly Member and Chair, Committee on Education; Carol Liu, Senate Member and Chair, Committee on Education; and Carl Cohn, Member, SBE and SBE liaison to the ACSE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:45–11:15 a.m.

Item 11–State Special Schools Director Report: Presented by Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division, CDE.

11:15–11:45 a.m.

Item 12–Status Report Regarding the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): Presentation by Christine Swenson, Director, Local Agency Systems Support, CDE. Under the Local Control Funding Formula, local educational agencies are required to prepare an LCAP which describes the process to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to California Education Code Section 52060(d).

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Item 13–Special Education Division Director Report: Presented by Fred Balcom, Director, SED, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

12:15–12:30 p.m.

Item 14–Future Agenda Building: Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations for future meeting agenda items directly to the Vice Chair.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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