Support for the California State University (CSU) Request to Delay Implementation of the New State-Mandated Teacher Performance Assessments
RESOLVED: The Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) supports Chancellor Charles Reed’s request of the legislature to ask the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to delay the implementation of the Teacher Performance Assessment portion of Senate Bill 1209, until funding for implementation is provided; and be it further,
RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to appropriate legislators and Deans of Colleges and Schools of Education within the CSU.
RATIONALE: California State Senate Bill 2042 (SB 2042) mandated that a new system of Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) be developed and implemented, subject to funds for implementation being provided. SB 1209 (in part) mandates a July 1, 2008 date for TPA implementation. Funds to support implementation have not been provided.
Unanimously – March 6-7, 2008