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Agenda October 30 and 31, 2012

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

Kristin Wright, Chair
Diane Fazzi, Vice Chair

Feda Almaliti
Janice Brown
Maureen Burness
Kenneth Denman
Morena de Grimaldi
Betty Karnette
Susan Martinez
Tomislav Peraic
Gina Plate
Naomi Rainey
Mariano Sanz
Barbara Schulman
Jaclyn Vincent

Student Members

Matthew Stacy
Timothy Higgins

Legislative Members

Carol Liu, Senate
Joan Buchanan, Assembly

State Board of Education

Carl Cohn, Liaison

State Special Schools

Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools & Services Division
California Department of Education

Executive Secretary

Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division
California Department of Education

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on October 30, 2012, may be carried over to October 31, 2012.
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Call to Order - Roll Call
Salute to the Flag
Communications and Announcements
New Member Introductions and Welcome
Review of Agenda

10:15 a.m. - Noon

Item 1-Subject: Orientation for members of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) including a review of the Bagely-Keene Open Meeting Act, discussion of the members’ roles and responsibilities, and an overview of special education. Presenters include Jill Rice, Assistant Legal Counsel, State Board of Education and Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Item 2-Subject: Report on Common Core Standards and Post-Secondary Outcomes: Issues and opportunities for students with disabilities not on the traditional High School diploma track presented by Ed Amundson, California Teachers Association liaison to California Community of Practice on Secondary Transition.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Item 3-Subject: Report on strategies and approaches leading toward increased opportunities for gainful employment for individuals with disabilities presented by Paul Hippolitus, Director, Disabled Students Program, University of California at Berkeley.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Item 4-Subject: Report on the promulgation of amendments to Title 5 (Education), California Code of Regulations presented by Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Item 5-Subject: State Board of Education report from Carl Cohn, Member, State Board of Education (SBE) and SBE liaison to the Commission.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Item 6-Subject: Public comment is invited on any matter not included on the printed agenda. The Commission is precluded from discussing matters not included on the meeting agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda for Commission discussion. A five minute time limit is allocated for each individual.

Type of Action: Information

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Item 7-Subject: Report from Joan Buchanan, Chair, California Assembly Education Committee.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Item 8-Subject: Update on SB 1458 (Steinberg. School accountability: Academic Performance Index: graduation rates) presented by Susanna Cooper, Education Policy Consultant, California State Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg's Office.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Item 9-Subject: Report on current legislative and budget information pertaining to matters of interest to the ACSE. Presenters include Jennifer Moreno and Carol Bingham, Government Affairs Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Item 10-Subject: Report on the Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) Award submission and selection process, including adoption of proposed scoring rubric.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Call to Order - Roll Call
Salute to the Flag
Communications and Announcements
Review of Agenda (i.e. unfinished business from prior day’s meeting)

9:10 - 9:15 a.m.

Item 11-Subject: Approval of meeting minutes.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Item 12-Subject: Report on current and future activities pertaining to the implementation of Response to Instruction and Intervention as presented by Phil Lafontain, Director, Professional Learning Support Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Item 13-Subject: Report on current and future activities pertaining to Common Core Standards (CCS) and how the ACSE can support and provide input towards the implementation of CCS in California presented by Nancy S. Brownell, Senior Fellow, Office of the State Board of Education and Barbara Murchison, Common Core Systems Implementation Office, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Item 14-Subject: Update on activities and outcomes of the Statewide Assessment Reauthorization Work Group (formerly known as the AB 250 Panel) presented by Patrick Traynor, Director, Assessment Development & Administration Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Item 15-Subject: Input is invited from organizational representatives including, yet not limited to, the following interested entities: California Association of Resource Specialist Plus, California Teachers Association, California State Employees Association, Parent-Teachers Associations, Special Education Administrators of County Offices, Special Education Local Plan Areas, Family Empowerment Centers, Parent Training and Information Centers, California Charter Schools Association, and California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Item 16-Subject: Update on the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) and how the ACSE can support and provide input towards adoption of curriculum instruction and frameworks affecting students with disabilities presented by Tom Adams, Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Item 17-Subject: Update on draft report “Special Education Expenditures, Revenues and Provision in California", American Institutes for Research as a Partner in the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd presented by Jannelle Kubinec, Director of National, State, and Special Projects for the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Item 18-Subject: State Special Schools report by Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools & Services Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Item 19-Subject: Public comment is invited on any matter not included on the printed agenda. The Commission is precluded from discussing matters not included on the meeting agenda; however, questions may be asked for clarification. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda for Commission discussion. A five minute time limit is allocated for each individual.

Type of Action: Information

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Item 20-Subject: Commissioner reports (limited to three minutes each) on matters of interest to the memberships' appointing bodies and stakeholders.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Item 21-Subject: Report of the Director, Fred Balcom, Special Education Division, California Department of Education.

Type of Action: Action, Information

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Item 22-Subject: Unfinished business from prior day's agenda, meeting summary and wrap up, and agenda building for January 2013 ACSE meeting.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Venetia Davis | vdavis@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-9773 
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