Commission Exams Update

Report
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Commission Exams
Update
October 2012
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What’s Newest?
•Commission
examination
fees were raised by 5%
•Candidates registering in
the 2012-13 program year
will be charged the
increased fee
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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 yearround by appointment or in testing
windows
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Examinations Offered as Computer
Based Test (CBT) Only
 CSET:
Multiple Subjects
 CSET: Writing Skills
 CSET: Mathematics
 RICA: Written Examination
 CTEL Examination
 CPACE
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CBEST Administration
CBEST is administered as both:
 Paper-based: six times a year
 Computer-based: year-round by
appointment
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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 09-03 and Credential Alert 09-05
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Preliminary Administrative Credential
Services Tests
School Leaders Licensure Assessment
(SLLA #1010)
The last SLLA #1010 administration was
February 26, 2011. Passing scores acceptable for
certification five years from that date.
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CPACE
California Preliminary Administrative
Credential Examination
Replaces the SLLA #1010
 CPACE-Written, three CBT windows
 CPACE-Video, three submission windows
(October, February, June)
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CPACE Passing Score
Standard
CPACE-Written: 220
CPACE-Video: 220
Examinees must pass both the CPACEWritten and the CPACE-Video
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CSET UPDATE
 CSET:
Multiple Subjects
 CSET: Writing Skills
 CSET: Mathematics
Offered as Computer-Based tests
year-round and available by
appointment only
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CSET WORLD LANGUAGES
CSET Single Subject and Bilingual
Authorization subtests offered additional
times during the year as paper-based
examination
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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
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RICA Reminders
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RICA Written Examination now
administered as computer-based only,
year–round by appointment
RICA Video Performance Assessment will
continue to have three submission
deadlines
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California Teacher of English Learners
(CTEL) Reminders
 Offered
only as computer-based test
 Testing
available during four testing
windows for the 2012-2013 program
year
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CTEL
TESTING WINDOW
Testing Period
Day 1-6
Score Report Date
November 2012
Nov. 15-21
Dec. 12, 2012
February 2013
Feb. 14-20
Mar. 13, 2013
May 2013
May 16-22
June 12, 2013
August 2013
Aug. 16-24
Sept. 16, 2013
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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
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Helpful CBT Site information...
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See the Exams Website for a virtual tour
of a standard Pearson Vue test site and
preview the CBT Tutorial
Enforcement of Identification Policy
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Examinee without proper ID will be
declined (alternative process no longer
offered)
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Security
 Cell phones are not allowed at PBT site or in the
CBT testing room (possession will result in voided
scores)
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Medical devices, such as inhalers must have prior
approval through the Alternative Testing
Arrangement process
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Can’t use mechanical pencils (can only use
wooden #2 pencils)
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Can’t wear hats or headwear (except for medical
or religious purposes)
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Contacts
Administrator,
Examinations and
Research
Phyllis Jacobson ([email protected])
CSET (including Bilingual
Authorization)
Donna Anderson ([email protected])
Mike Taylor ([email protected])
CBEST/Alternative World
Languages Exams
Process
Caroline Baltazar ([email protected])
CTEL
Donna Anderson ([email protected])
CPACE
Mike Taylor ([email protected])
RICA
Phi Phi Lau ([email protected])
General Exams Email Address: [email protected]
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Portal Website to All
Commission Standardized
Examinations
http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com
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TPA Update
October 2012
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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
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TPA Candidate Data Collection
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Program Type (5th year, Blended, Intern)
Gender
Ethnicity (Federal categories)
Native English Speaker (Yes or No)
Highest Degree
TPA Status
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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
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TPA Contacts
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TPA: Phyllis Jacobson ([email protected])
Mike Taylor ([email protected])
Phi Phi Lau ([email protected])
CalTPA: Wayne Bacer ([email protected])
Phi Phi Lau ([email protected])
FAST: Susan Macy ([email protected])
PACT: Nicole Merino ([email protected])
PACT website: (http://www.pacttpa.org/)
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Work in Progress:
Updating the TPEs
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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 2012January 2013
Updated TPEs to be presented for approval by the
Commission in February or March 2013
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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
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Audience Feedback
 Questions?
 Comments?
 Concerns?
 Ideas?
 Suggestions?
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