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Agenda August 13 and 14, 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, August 13, 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, August 14, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 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, August 13, 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 August 13, 2014, may be carried over to August 14, 2014.
10:00–10:15 a.m.
10:15–10:40 a.m.

Operations and Planning

10:40 a.m.–Noon

Commissioner Orientation Part 1: Commissioners will receive information including, but not limited to, statutory roles and responsibilities, state and federal requirements and guidelines, travel guidelines, Commission bylaws, liaison assignments, meeting regulations, role of the California Department of Education (CDE) in supporting the ACSE, Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) award, and operating procedures of the ACSE.

Noon–1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00–2:15 p.m.

Commissioner Orientation Part 2: Commissioners will receive orientation and information on the legislative process, people first language, protocol for providing advice to appointing bodies, and important timelines.

NOTE: The orientation portions of the agenda will not be Webcast.

2:15–2:30 p.m. Type of Action: Information

Item 1−General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment is invited on any matter not included on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not included on the agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda for discussion. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations.

2:30–3:15 p.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion, Action

Item 2–Status Update: California State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Determination Letter for California. Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril; Education Administrator; Assessment, Evaluation and Support Unit; CDE, Special Education Division (SED).

  1. Review of 2013 State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators from 2013 Annual Performance Review (APR) to set the stage for new indicators and changes to federal requirements with Results Driven Accountability (RDA).
  2. Overview of 2014–15 State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) submission and 2013–14 data release timeline.
  3. Review of OSEP’s determination notice, CDE’s response, and implications of needs intervention status.
3:15–3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30–4:00 p.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion, Action

Item 3–Statewide Assessment Update: Report and status of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) implementation and the status and timeline for National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) assessment implementation for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Update on SBAC support to the field relating to accessibility and accommodations. Diane Hernandez, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE.

4:00–4:30 p.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion, Action

Item 4–Update from NCSC Community of Practice (COP): Supporting California teachers instructing students with disabilities in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and CCSS update. Kristen Brown, Ph.D., Education Research and Policy Consultant, SED, CDE.

CDE Common Core Special Education Resources

4:30–5:00 p.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion

Item 5–California Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and the Youth Voice. Report on California Youth Leadership Forum July 2014 and future activities related to supporting the training and employment of youth with disabilities in California. Rachel Stewart, Staff Services Manager, California Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities; Hyla Rachwal, ACSE Student Commissioner.

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
8:30–8:40 a.m.
8:40–9:10 a.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion

Item 6–Ted Talk Video: Simon Sinek–Start with the Why External link opens in new window or tab.

9:10–9:40 a.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion

Item 7−Review of Strategic Plan and ACSE Structure for 2014–2015.

9:45–11:30 a.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion

Item 8−Legislative and Policy Committees: Commissioners will meet in two pre-assigned committee groups to discuss and prepare legislative and policy recommendations to be presented for consideration by the ACSE. Stakeholders and visitors are welcome to join either group and participate in roundtable discussion.

11:30 a.m.–Noon Type of Action: Information, Discussion, Action

Item 9−Legislative and Policy Committees Reports and Recommendations

Noon.–1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15–1:45 p.m. Type of Action: Information

Item 10–General Public Comment and Organizational Input*: Public comment is invited on any matter not included on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not included on the agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda for discussion. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations.

*Time will be allocated to distance participant Parent Training Institutes to present issues of importance to parents. Stakeholders who wish to give public comment via the PTI may contact their local PTI prior to the meeting and advise them of their intent to comment. A listing of California’s federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers can be found at the California Parent Organizations Web page.

1:45–2:10 p.m. Type of Action: Information

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

2:10–2:35 p.m. Type of Action: Information

Item 12–State Special Education Director’s Report. Fred Balcom, Director, SED, CDE.

2:35–3:00 p.m. Type of Action: Information, Discussion, Action

Item 13–Agenda Building for October 2014 Meeting: Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations and suggestions for future meeting agenda items.

3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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