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Agenda October 30 and 31, 2013

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, October 30, 2013
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, October 31, 2013
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, October 30, 2013, 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, 2013, may be carried over to October 31, 2013.
10:00 10:15 a.m.
10:15 11:30 a.m.

Item 1–Common Core State Standards and Assessment Update: Report and discussion on Common Core State Standards and assessment update for students with disabilities presented by Kristen Brown, Education Programs Consultant, Policy and Program Services Unit, Special Education Division, California Department of Education (CDE); and Diane Hernandez, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:30 a.m. – noon

Item 2–Title 5 Proposed Regulations: Report on proposed Title 5 regulations, presented by Meredith Cathcart, Education Administrator I, and Allison Smith, Special Education Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE. Proposed Title 5 regulations are available for viewing on the State Board of Education Web page as of October 25, 2013.

Type of Action: Action, Information

LUNCH
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Item 3–ACSE Strategic Plan Update: The ACSE has drafted a strategic action plan for the 2013–2014 fiscal year. The content in this plan will represent the central work of the ACSE, and the ACSE will organize and carry out this work via three content committees. Initially, these committees will meet to develop key outcomes, strategies, timelines, and ways of allocating work expectations. The ACSE will also determine how to implement its additional ongoing responsibilities in relationship to this plan and work structure.

October ACSE strategic plan activities will continue in the following areas:

Type of Action: Action, Information

2:15 – 4:45 p.m.

Item 4–ACSE Strategic Plan Committee Work: Content committees will convene to implement action-planning documents.

Type of Action: Action, Information

4:45 5:00 p.m.

Item 5–Completion of any ACSE Unfinished Business of the Day

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, October 31, 2013, 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 – 9:30 a.m.

Item 6–Strategic Plan Unfinished Business: Continue any unfinished ACSE Strategic Plan activities from Item 2.

Type of Action: Action, Information

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Item 7–Legislative Report: Legislative report and discussion on Special Education and related bills presented by Jennifer Moreno, Legislative Representative, Legislative Affairs Office, Government Affairs Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Item 8–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; Carl Cohn, Member, State Board of Education (SBE) and SBE liaison to the ACSE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

10:45 – 11:00 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

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Item 10–2013 Annual Performance Report (APR): Discussion and Executive Summary report on the 2013 Annual Performance Report (APR) developed by the Special Education Division, CDE, designed to disseminate educational data and improve the quality of education for all students, with an emphasis on students with disabilities. APR presented by Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Education and Research Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Item 11–Secondary Transition: Discussion and report on secondary transition mandates and best practices document titled Transition Planning: The Basics; developed by the California Transition Alliance; presented by Jill Larson, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

12:15 12:45 p.m.

Item 12–Commissioner Liaison Activities and Representation Structure: Discuss process for Commissioner reports related to content area activities, liaison work, and representation of ACSE outside of Commission meetings.

Type of Action: Action, Information

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Item 13–State Special Schools Director Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Item 14–Special Education Division Director Report: Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, CDE.

Type of Action: Action, Information

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Item 15–Future Agenda Building: Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations for future meeting agenda items directly to the Vice Chair on or before December 1, 2013.

Type of Action: Action, Information

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

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