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ACSE Agenda October 24-25, 2018

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Members

  • Gina Plate, Chair
  • Michele Andrus, Vice Chair
  • Mildred Browne
    Somer Harding
  • Havaughnia Hayes-White
    Sara Jocham
  • April Lopez
    Christina Mills
    Gloria Perez-Stewart
    Keila Rodriguez
    Kimberly Salomonson
  • Barbara Schulman
  • Jeannine Topalian
  • David Toston
    Steven Winlock

Student Members

  • Leanne Libas

Legislative Members

  • Honorable Richard Pan, Senate
  • Honorable Tony Thurmond, Assembly

State Board of Education

  • Niki Sandoval, Liaison

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 or on a subsequent agenda. 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 24, 2018
10 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Pacific Time ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Pacific Time ±

California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

 

Advisory Commission on Special Education Mental Health Subcommittee

(Due to logistical constraints, the Subcommittee will not be webcast)

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8–9:30 a.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602

 

Advisory Commission on Special Education Operations and Planning Committee

(Due to logistical constraints, the Operations and Planning Committee will not be webcast)

Meeting Schedule Meeting Location
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:30–9:55 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
Mental Health Subcommittee

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 8–9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the subcommittee will not be webcast)

Members of the ACSE Mental Health Subcommittee 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 with education and across systems to improve children's social, emotional, and behavioral health.

  • Update and discussion of new legislation addressing mental health
  • What is the status of AB1019
  • Report from Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Update on Mental Health Framework
  • Report from Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup Meeting
  • Provide update on Breaking Barriers
  • Report on Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Report on Charter Schools and Mental Health: How to Meet the Behavioral Needs of Students

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Operations and Planning Committee

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:30–9:55 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1103
Sacramento, California

(Due to logistical constraints, the Operations and Planning Committee will not be webcast)

Members of the ACSE Operations and Planning Committee will be meeting prior to the start of the ACSE meeting to discuss the operations of the ACSE for fiscal year 2018–19 and a timeline for the yearly ACSE activities.

  • ACSE Yearly Activities
  • GOAL Award for 2018–19
  • February ACSE Meeting
  • ACSE Committee Rosters

Advisory Commission on Special Education

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

NOTE: Items not heard or completed on October 24, 2018, may be carried over to October 25, 2018.

10–10:20 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Report from OPC Meeting
  • Review of Agenda

10:20–11:05 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 (AMARD); and Jenny Singh, Administrator of the Academic Accountability Unit, CDE, AMARD, will discuss recent developments in California's new integrated local, state, and federal accountability and continuous improvement system. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, September 2018 Agenda, Item 1 (DOCX)

11:05–11:50 a.m.

Item 2–Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Update: Stephanie Gregson, Director of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, CDE, will provide information on the CDE's efforts to develop inclusive curriculum and frameworks ensuring each and every student is provided access to grade-level standards and curriculum. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

CDE Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division Web Page

11:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Item 3–Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee Report: Members of the ACSE Ad Hoc Mental Health Subcommittee will report on the activities of the Workgroup, including requests for any potential future ACSE agenda items. (Item type: Information, discussion)

12:05–1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30–2 p.m.

Item 4–California Curriculum Collaborative Presentation: Representatives of the California Curriculum Collaborative will provide an overview of the resource that they have created in order to ensure every LEA has access to high quality curriculum. This discussion will provide an overview of the resource as well as offer the opportunity to engage in discussion related to serving each and every student in an inclusive setting. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California Curriculum Collaborative Web Page External link opens in new window or tab.

2–2:15 p.m.

Item 5–Liaison Reports: Updates from Dr. Niki Sandoval, California State Board of Education; the Honorable Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator; the Honorable Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember; and ACSE Commissioners. (Item type: Information, discussion)

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Item 6–ACSE Committee Preface and Discussion: The ACSE has identified standing committees to allow Commissioners and members of the public to discuss those issues that are specific to the work in the field. The members will discuss the specific objectives for each Committee meeting, and discuss norms for operation. . (Information, discussion)

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Item 7–ACSE Committee Meetings: Commissioners have established standing Policy and Legislative Committees. Committees will be reviewing the ACSE Strategic Plan and Legislative Platform, the ACSE Mission and Vision, and the Children's Bill of Rights in addition to discussing agenda topics for future committee meetings. (Item type: Information, discussion)

3:30–3:40 p.m. BREAK

3:40–4:15 p.m.

Item 8–ACSE Committee Report Out: Commissioners will report out on the committee meetings to the whole Commission. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:15–4:45 p.m.

Item 9–2018–19 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award Discussion: Commissioners will discuss the 2018–19 iteration of the Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award, including proposed updates to last year's scoring rubric and a timeline for the application process. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

4:45 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.


Advisory Commission on Special Education

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California

9–9:20 a.m.

  • Call to Order–Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda

9:20–10:05 a.m.

Item 10–Assessment Update: Staff from the Assessment Development and Administration Division at the CDE will provide an update on the California statewide assessments and assessment activities, including detailed information on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress science assessment, the California Science Test. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

Background materials:

California State Board of Education, September 2018 Agenda, Item 3 (DOCX)

10:05–10:55 a.m.

Item 11–State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report: Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Education Administrator I, Data, Evaluation and Analysis Unit, SED, CDE, will present the federal fiscal year 2017 State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

10:55–11:05 a.m. BREAK

11:05–11:45 a.m.

Item 12–ACSE Breakout Discussion: The ACSE is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities continue to make academic gains, and stay abreast of trends that are happening in the field. Given the recent release of data, Commissions will break into small groups to review and discuss the SPP Indicator information presented during Item 11. Following the breakout discussion, commissioners will report on the content and outcomes from the small group discussions and provide potential recommendations. (Item type: Information, discussion, action)

11:45 a.m.–Noon

Item 13–State Special Education Director's Report: Kristin Wright, Director, SED, CDE. (Item type: Information, discussion)

Noon–12:30 p.m.

Item 14–Voices from the Field: The ACSE would like to receive input from stakeholder groups about trends, challenges, and successes. Participants include SELPA Administrators of California, Parent Training and Information Centers, Family Empowerment Centers, California Teachers Association, California Charter Schools Association, California Association of Resource Specialists Plus, Special Education Administrators of County Offices, California Parent Teacher Association, California School Employees Association, and any other groups who would like to provide input. (Item type: Information, discussion)

12:30–12:45 p.m.

Item 15–General Public Comment: General public comment 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. Chair reserves the right to establish time limits on presentations. (Item type: Information, discussion)

12:45–1 p.m.

Item 16–Agenda Building for ACSE Meetings: Commissioners will discuss potential items to be included on future ACSE meeting agendas. (Item type: Information, discussion)

1 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.

Questions: Matt Traverso | mtraverso@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-3308 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 11, 2018
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