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1 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Commission Exams Update October 2012

2 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California What’s Newest? What’s Newest? Commission examination fees were raised by 5% Commission examination fees were raised by 5% Candidates registering in the program year will be charged the increased fee Candidates registering in the program year will be charged the increased fee

3 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Also Notable…. Also Notable….  CTEL and RICA are offered on computer only  CSET Math is now offered on computer only  Coming next to CBT: CSET English  CBT Examinations are offered year- round by appointment or in testing windows 3

4 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Examinations Offered as Computer Based Test (CBT) Only  CSET: Multiple Subjects  CSET: Writing Skills  CSET: Mathematics  RICA: Written Examination  CTEL Examination  CPACE

5 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California CBEST Administration CBEST is administered as both:  Paper-based: six times a year  Computer-based: year-round by appointment

6 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Other Options for Meeting Basic Skills 1.Out-of-state basic skills exams 2. CSET: MS plus CSET: Writing Skills 3. CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP) English plus Mathematics sections 4. CSU English Placement Test (EPT) plus Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) See Coded Correspondence and Credential Alert 09-05

7 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Preliminary Administrative Credential Services Tests School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA #1010) The last SLLA #1010 administration was February 26, Passing scores acceptable for certification five years from that date.

8 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California  Replaces the SLLA #1010  CPACE-Written, three CBT windows  CPACE-Video, three submission windows (October, February, June) CPACE California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination

9 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California CPACE Passing Score Standard CPACE-Written: 220 CPACE-Video: 220 Examinees must pass both the CPACE- Written and the CPACE-Video

10 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California CSET UPDATE  CSET: Multiple Subjects  CSET: Writing Skills  CSET: Mathematics Offered as Computer-Based tests year-round and available by appointment only Offered as Computer-Based tests year-round and available by appointment only

11 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California CSET WORLD LANGUAGES CSET WORLD LANGUAGES CSET Single Subject and Bilingual Authorization subtests offered additional times during the year as paper-based examination  CSET: Spanish offered six times a year  CSET: Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean offered four times a year  New CSET: World Language ELD examination will be available in Fall 2013

12 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California RICA Reminders  RICA Written Examination now administered as computer-based only, year–round by appointment  RICA Video Performance Assessment will continue to have three submission deadlines

13 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) Reminders  Offered only as computer-based test  Testing available during four testing windows for the program year

14 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Testing Period Day 1-6 Score Report Date November 2012 Nov Dec. 12, 2012 February 2013Feb Mar. 13, 2013 May 2013May 16-22June 12, 2013 August 2013Aug Sept. 16, 2013 CTEL TESTING WINDOW

15 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California CTEL Program Teachers may choose to earn an English Learner Authorization or a CLAD Certificate Both are equivalent Assembly Bill (AB) 1871 CLAD Certificate or EL Authorization

16 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Helpful CBT Site information...  See the Exams Website for a virtual tour of a standard Pearson Vue test site and preview the CBT Tutorial Enforcement of Identification Policy Enforcement of Identification Policy  Examinee without proper ID will be declined (alternative process no longer offered)

17 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Security  Cell phones are not allowed at PBT site or in the CBT testing room (possession will result in voided scores)  Medical devices, such as inhalers must have prior approval through the Alternative Testing Arrangement process  Can’t use mechanical pencils (can only use wooden #2 pencils)  Can’t wear hats or headwear (except for medical or religious purposes)

18 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Contacts Administrator, Examinations and Research Phyllis Jacobson CSET (including Bilingual Authorization) Donna Anderson Mike Taylor CBEST/Alternative World Languages Exams Process Caroline Baltazar CTELDonna Anderson CPACE Mike Taylor RICA Phi Phi Lau General Exams Address:

19 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Portal Website to All Commission Standardized Examinations

20 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California TPA Update October 2012

21 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California TPA Candidate Data Collection  Third year of collection complete  Process and templates simplified  No candidate scores collected  Data being compiled for review  No significant changes planned for next year

22 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California TPA Candidate Data Collection  Program Type (5th year, Blended, Intern)  Gender  Ethnicity (Federal categories)  Native English Speaker (Yes or No)  Highest Degree  TPA Status − Has not completed (any or ) all sections of TPA − Completed but did not pass − Completed and passed, had to retake one or more sections − Completed and passed on first attempt

23 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California  TPA: Phyllis Jacobson Mike Taylor Mike Taylor Phi Phi Lau Phi Phi Lau  CalTPA: Wayne Bacer Phi Phi Lau Phi Phi Lau  FAST: Susan Macy  PACT: Nicole Merino PACT website: (http://www.pacttpa.org/) TPA Contacts

24 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Work in Progress: Updating the TPEs  The Commission has convened a panel to review the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) and suggest revisions based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  Two panel meetings: September 20, October 29  Field review of updated TPEs in December January 2013  Updated TPEs to be presented for approval by the Commission in February or March 2013

25 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Some Recent Commission Agenda Item Topics of Interest  Scoring Consistency of the TPA  Exploration of the Concept of a Performance Assessment for Administrators  Administrative Credential Services upcoming work/standards development/examinations  Implementation of the revised EL Authorizations Structure

26 Commission on Teacher Credentialing Inspire, Educate and Protect the Students of California Audience Feedback  Questions?  Comments?  Concerns?  Ideas?  Suggestions?


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