Report 2016-112 Recommendation 18 Responses
Report 2016-112: School Library Services: Vague State Laws and a Lack of Monitoring Allow School Districts to Provide a Minimal Level of Library Services (Release Date: November 2016)
Recommendation #18 To: Teacher Credentialing, California Commission on
To strengthen its monitoring of staff assignments, Teacher Credentialing should work with Education to identify potential misassignments by comparing annually the staffing information reported by school districts to Education against Teacher Credentialing's credentialing records. Further, Teacher Credentialing should incorporate misassignments identified using Education's data into its existing notification, reporting, and sanctioning structure. If Teacher Credentialing believes it needs express statutory authority to do so, it should seek it.
1-Year Agency Response
Since our 6 month response, both the Commission and the Department of Education have completed the IT modernization efforts necessary to simplify our monitoring and reporting processes. To that end, Commission staff are bringing forward a recommendation at the December Commission meeting that we pursue legislation to update the assignment monitoring statutes and allow us to monitor all districts statewide on an annual basis. In the interim, the Commission has just finalized the most recent bi-annual monitoring report, which is being prepared for submission to the Legislature. Until a new process has been finalized, the Commission will continue to implement the existing monitoring process.
- Response Date: November 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending
Per Teacher Credentialing's response, its implementation of this recommendation is currently pending.
6-Month Agency Response
Since our previous response, the Commission has continued to meet with the Department of Education on an ongoing basis. Staff and attorneys from both agencies are working on ways to improve this process. CTC is committed to working with CDE towards full implementation of the audit recommendations. Currently the Department is working on modernizing their data reporting system which will ultimately result in a more efficient and timely reporting of teacher assignments. In the interim, the Commission is continuing the existing monitoring process.
- Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2018
- Response Date: May 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending
Per Teacher Credentialing's response, it will not fully implement this recommendation until June 30, 2018.
60-Day Agency Response
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing has reached out to the Department of Education and set up a meeting to discuss how best to monitor staff assignments. Specifically, we will be working with the Department to identify ways to collect and compare our data across both agencies in a more efficient and timely manner.
- Estimated Completion Date: 1/1/2018
- Response Date: January 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Per Teacher Credentialing's response, it will not fully implement this recommendation until January 1, 2018.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.