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ACSE Agenda October 26-27, 2016

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.
Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Barbara Schulman, Vice Chair
  • Michele Auon
  • Mildred Browne
  • Somer Harding
  • Sara Jocham
  • Betty Karnette
  • Christina Mills
  • Gloria Perez-Stewart
  • Lester Pincu
  • Keila Rodriguez
  • Mariano Sanz
  • Steven Winlock
Student Members
  • To be determined
Legislative Members
  • Carol Liu, Senate
  • Tony Thurmond, Assembly
State Board of Education
  • Niki Sandoval, Liaison
State Special Schools
  • Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division
    California Department of Education
Executive Secretary
  • Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education Division
    California Department of Education
Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only

Items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice. Every effort will be made to Webcast this meeting in its entirety, but some portions may not be Webcast due to logistical constraints.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, October 27, 2016
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Advisory Commission on Special Education
Breaking Barriers Ad-Hoc Workgroup
(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad-Hoc Workgroup will not be Webcast)
Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
9 - 10 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
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
Breaking Barriers Ad-Hoc Workgroup
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9–10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the Ad-Hoc Workgroup will not be Webcast)

Members of the ACSE Breaking Barriers Ad Hoc Workgroup will be meeting prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss opportunities and challenges at the state level related to collaboration across systems to transform children's social, emotional, and behavioral health.

AGENDA
  1. Overview of the Breaking Barriers Initiative.

  2. Identify policies that would be helpful to increase access, and address the current barriers, for children to receive mental health services.

  3. Discuss potential legislation that may be helpful to increase access for children to mental health services.

  4. Identify funding that might be made available to school districts to support mental health services for children in California counties.

  5. Discuss and identify specific action that the ACSE may take at the October meeting to address barriers that have been identified.

  6. Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup recommendations regarding multi-tiered system of supports.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on October 26, 2016, may be carried over to October 27, 2016.
10–10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • GOAL Application Update
  • Review of Agenda
10:15–11 a.m.

Item 1–Update on the Development of California’s Accountability System: Director Cindy Kazanis of the California Department of Education (CDE) Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division and Administrator Joshua Strong, of the CDE Local Agency Systems Support Office will discuss recent developments in creating an integrated local, state, and federal Accountability and Continuous Improvement System, including the recent adoption by the State Board of Education (SBE) of the Local Control Funding Formula Evaluation Rubrics (DOC). (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Accountability-the California Model PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

11–11:45 a.m.

Item 2–Assessment Update: Michelle Center, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE, will provide an update on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Systems (CAASPP) (DOC). This update will include an update on CAASPP scores, the alternate assessment for Science, and recent developments regarding threshold scores for the alternate assessment in English Language Arts and math. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:45 a.m.–Noon

Item 3–Breaking Barriers Ad Hoc Workgroup Report: Members of the ACSE Breaking Barriers Ad Hoc Workgroup will report on their discussion and any potential outcomes or proposed action items that resulted from the meeting of October 26, 2016. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Noon–1:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:30–2 p.m.

Item 4–California Education Resources Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Providing Quality Services for all Students with Visual Impairments throughout California: Sharon Sacks, Superintendent, California State School for the Blind; and Adrian Amandi, Director, California Education Resource Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CERCBVI), will describe the role of the CERCBVI and how its programs support students with visual impairments in local educational agencies, and ways to potentially expand services. (Item type: Information, Discussion)

2–2:45 p.m.

Item 5–Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Blueprint: Jennifer Bianchi, Administrator, Quality Assurance Unit, CDE; Denyse Curtright, Department of Developmental Services; and Nina Presmont, Department of Rehabilitation; will update the ACSE on work being done to complete California’s Blueprint for CIE External link opens in new window or tab. and highlight upcoming opportunities for stakeholder input. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:45–3 p.m. BREAK
3–3:45 p.m.

Item 6–State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report: Administrator Shiyloh Becerril of the CDE Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit will provide an overview of the Annual Performance Report being submitted for approval to the SBE in November 2016. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

3:45–4 p.m.

Item 7–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not on the agenda; however, questions may be asked by Commissioners for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

Teleconference Details:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:45–4:00 p.m.
Call in Number: 877-402-9757
Participant Passcode: 2797950
Press #
Press #

4–4:30 p.m.

Item 8–Student Voice: Eddie Rea, former ACSE Student Commissioner and current Job and Internship Developer for the College 2 Career Program External link opens in new window or tab. at Sacramento City College (SCC), will discuss his work at SCC and share insight regarding the transition of students with disabilities to community college. (Item type: Information, discussion)

4:30–5 p.m.

Item 9–Disability History Exhibit: Christina Mills, ACSE Commissioner and Deputy Director, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers; and Yolanda Vargas, Intern, YO! Disabled and Proud; will introduce the Disability History Exhibit, a part of the FAIR Act. During this time, Commissioners and attendees are invited to tour the Exhibit which will be on display in the CDE lobby October 24–28, 2016.

5 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
9–9:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
9:15–9:30 a.m.

Item 10–Liaison Reports: Niki Sandoval, SBE; Assembly Member Tony Thurmond; Senator Carol Liu; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Item 11–Legislative Update: Debra Brown, Director, Governmental Affairs Division, CDE, will provide an update on current legislative items. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:15–11 a.m.

Item 12–Collaboration in Common and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: Brent Malicote, Director, Professional Learning Support Division, CDE, will provide information on Collaboration in Common External link opens in new window or tab., an online resource exchange and professional learning community for California Educators, and on California’s participation in a new, national collaborative External link opens in new window or tab. that will help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education. (Item Type: Information, discussion, action)

11–11:45 p.m.

Item 13–Health Education Framework: Stephanie Gregson, Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, CDE; Kristen Cruz Allen, Administrator, Curriculum Frameworks Unit, CDE; and Deborah Franklin, Lead Consultant on the Health Education Framework, CDE; will provide an update on the Health Education Framework for California Public Schools, kindergarten through grade twelve, and discuss how ACSE may be involved on behalf of students with disabilities. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:45 a.m.–Noon

Item 14–Bookshare Accessibility Initiative: Brad Turner, Vice President, Global Literacy, Benetech, will explain the Bookshare accessible online library, which is supported by funding from the Office of Special Education Programs, and assists people who experience barriers to reading printed text. Information will also be provided on initiatives to guide publishers and other content creators to make materials accessible to all learners. (Item Type: Information, discussion)

Noon–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–1:30 p.m.

Item 15–State Special Schools Director’s Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Item 16–State Special Education Director’s Report: Kristin Wright, Director, State Special Education Division, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

1:45–2 p.m.

Item 17–Family Voice: Family Empowerment Centers (FECs) and Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) participants will present issues of importance to families. Stakeholders wishing to give public comment via teleconference may contact their local FEC or PTI prior to the meeting to arrange in person comment at the FEC or PTI. A listing of California’s federally funded FECs and PTIs can be found on the CDE, California Parent Organizations Web page or at the California Family Empowerment Centers on Disability External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). (Item type: Information, discussion)

Teleconference Details:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:45 to 2:00 p.m.
Call in Number: 877-402-9757
Participant Passcode: 2797950
Press #
Press #

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 18–General Public Comment and Organizational Input: Public comment and organizational input is invited on any matter, including items not on the agenda. The ACSE is precluded from discussing matters not on the agenda; however, questions may be asked by Commissioners for clarification purposes. Issues raised by the public may be referred to a future meeting agenda. Depending on the number of individuals wishing to address the ACSE, the Chair may establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information)

Teleconference Details:
Thursday, October 27, 2016
2:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Call in Number: 877-402-9757
Participant Passcode: 2797950
Press #
Press #

2:15–2:20 p.m.

Item 19–Selection of the 2017–18 Nominations and Elections Committee Chair (NEC): The Commission will select the Chair of the NEC to oversee the election process for ACSE officers, and a brief overview of the election process will be provided. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

2:20–3 p.m.

Item 20–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 26, 2018
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