Appendix D: Internal Quality Controls

Multiple Subject Credential Program

Student 1

Recruitment: Admissions:  Advising:  Monitoring: Final Clinical Placement:  Completion Check: Completer Follow-Up:

Student 1 met with a Kremen advisor to discuss credential program options. Applied and was accepted to the teacher residency program. However, the partnership was postponed, so Student 1 met with the advisor again to discuss options. She decided to continue in the campus evening cohort instead of delaying the start of the program by a semester. 

Student 1 also had frequent email exchanges with the advisor discussing credential program options. 

 

Student 1 was admitted to Fresno State on 10/19/2018 for Spring 2019. Admitted to the Spring 2019 Multiple Subject program on 10/01/2018 after submitting all admission  requirements: passing CBEST scores, passing CSET 101, 214 & 103 scores, a valid certificate
of clearance, verification of pre-program
field experience, two letters of recommend-
ation, an admission interview and personal narrative, a TB risk assessment, a mandated reporter training certificate, an advising sheet, a candidate commitment form and verification of completing the U.S. Constitution requirement.

Student 1 actively participated in the Multiple Subject Program Credential Orientations in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Student 1 actively participated in Tk20 training led by MS Coordinator. Student 1 received additional advising support from the LEE 160 course instructor where the instructor compiled questions from Student 1’s
cohort for the
MS Coordinator to answer.  Student 1 graduated from Brigham Young University, Idaho & requested advising on coursework that satisfied the U.S.Constitution requirement. Student 1 asked about the requirements for mandated reporter training. Student 1 participated on a student panel at the MS Program Meeting to share their experience learning during COVID-19 to
help faculty make adjustments to their practice to better meet student need.  

On 9/29/2020 Student 1 informed the MS Coordinator of their placement site’s return to in-person instruction for K-6 students and requested support on how the university plans to move forward with student teaching
if online teaching with our MT's is no longer an option. And, Student 1 asked about  how the COVID-19 Student Acknowledge-
ment of Risk form. MS Coordinator provided Student 1 S 2019 course registration information as the courses are hidden from students not in their cohort and require specific course numbers for registration. Student 1 caught an error in which the MS Coordinator was able to work with the Chair and DAA to resolve. On 2/22/21 the MS Coordinator followed up with Student 1 to let them know that they are working on additional supports for student teachers including simSchool. And, that their SimSchool accounts are set up now confirming that Student 1 received the login information email. On 11/16/20 Student 1 was notified that she was cleared for final student teaching. On 4/20/21 Student 1 requested advising on a possible part-time teaching 

Grade reports and maintaining a 3.0 to advance through the program.

Review and complete the Clinical Practice Agreement for initial student teaching (EHD 178) and final student teaching (EHD 170). Completed by Credential Student, Clinical Coach, and Mentor Teacher.

Clinical hours log in Tk20, and minimum benchmark goals for each semester.

6 formal observations with the clinical coach providing actionable feedback provided during initial student teaching (EHD 178) and final student teaching (EHD 170). 

Mid and final Semester Formative Performance Evaluation. Completed by Credential Student, Clinical Coach, and Mentor Teacher. 

FAST SVP due November 20 - 27, 2020 must earn a 2 on each item of the rubric to pass unless deferred to Spring.

FAST TSP due April 26, 2021 must earn a 2 on each item of the rubric to pass  (as would SVP if deferred to Spring).

 

Evening cohort (no partnership/residency).

Placed with Robert Watson, 2nd grade, at Woods Elementary, Clovis Unified both Fall 2020 (EHD 178) and Spring 2021 (EHD 170). 

Placement site met
the following criteria set by the CCTC:

Diverse school
setting
K-6 Curriculum
aligned to CA Common Standards 

Mentor Teacher Supervision met the following criteria:

Valid Multiple Subject Clear Credential
3 years or more of teaching experience.
Strong District performance data
School principal confirms they are not taking on other special projects.  

Clinical Coach: Sue Smits

Clinical Coach met
the following criteria:

Former credentialed teacher and former TK-6 administrator with experience in teacher education. 
Attends Coach Learning Community Meetings to stay current on effective supervision approaches such as cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, and current content-specific pedagogy and instructional practices.
Attends FAST trainings to stay current on changes to Formative Assessments and the FAST performance assessment and remains calibrated for scoring the formative assessment and FAST performance assessment.

FAST SVP scores confirmed as passing- Planning (3), Implementation (3), Reflection (3) Meets Expectations at a High Level (Passed attempt 1)

FAST TSP scores confirmed as passing- Students in Context (4) Exceeds Expectations , Learning Outcomes (3), Assessment (4), Design for Instruction (4), Instructional Decision Making (3), Analysis of Student Learning (4), Reflection & Self Evaluation (4) (Passed attempt 1)

Application received on 6/7/21 and processed on 6/10/21.  Credential was issued on 6/14/21.

RICA passed.

 

Credential Analyst emails all Program Completers to complete the CSU Program Completer Survey as part of their preliminary credential application; 

MS Coordinator emails all Credential Program Completers from the prior year to complete the CSU 1-Year-Out Survey. 


During the last two weeks of the program Credential students are asked to provide feedback on their experience in the program by completing a journey map.

 

Student 2

Recruitment: Admissions:  Advising:  Monitoring: Final Clinical Placement:  Completion Check: Completer Follow-Up:

Student 2 received a Fresno Teacher Residency Program (FTRP) recruitment email. 

Student 2 attended Fresno State Teacher Residency Information Session. 

No record of Student 2 meeting with Kremen advisor regarding the credential program. Student 2 met with the Professor-in-Residence of the Fresno Teacher Residency Program and the District Residency Program Coordinator.   

Kremen Advisors only have documentation discussing undergraduate degree progress.

One email correspondence with a Kremen advisor asking how they will know if their application was received.

Student 2 completed a FTRP district application and was invited to participate in an individual interview. Following the individual interview the district residency coordinator and Professor-in-Residence discuss any red flags based on the residency ‘Look fors’, review their GPA, and Whether they met the Basic Skills and Subject Matter Competency requirement.  Based on this debrief, Student 2 was invited to the FTRP group interview. Student 2 was conditionally accepted by the district to FTRP and then was provided advising on how to apply to the University in order to secure their spot in FTRP.   Student 2 was admitted to Fresno State on 04/16/2020 for Fall 2020. They were notified that they needed to reapply for Summer 2020 to be able to start with FTRP.  Student 2 was admitted to Fresno State to the Multiple Subject BAP Spanish program on 05/27/2020 for Summer 2020. Student 2 was admitted to the Summer 2020 Dual Mild Moderate program and the FTRP cohort on 03/29/2020. Student 2 submitted all admission  requirements: passing CBEST scores, verification of her Spring 2020 Liberal Studies degree (subject matter competency), a valid certificate of clearance, verification of pre-program field experience, two letters of recommendation, an admission interview and personal narrative, a TB risk assessment, a mandated reporter training certificate, an advising sheet, a candidate commitment form and verification of completing the U.S. Constitution requirement.

Student 2 actively participated in the Fresno Teacher Residency Program Orientation in May 2020 and Meet your Mentor and Co-teaching PL in August 2020. 

Student 2 was advised by the MS Coordinator and BAP coordinator in order to  determine which additional BAP courses they needed to take.

Since they only needed to take 1 more of the 5 BAP courses, Student 2 was able to move forward with coursework to each a Dual MS and ES/SPED credential as well as add on the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. 

The PIR provided Student 2 with their Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 course registration information as the courses are hidden from students not in their cohort and require specific course numbers for registration.

PIR and MA in CI coordinator met with Student 2 to support their enrollment in the MA program. 

MS Coordinator and MA in CI Coordinator completed paperwork for unit overload so Student 2 could take MA courses while completing the credential program.    

On 12/10/20 Student 2 was notified that she was cleared for final practicum.

FTRP leadership provides a monthly newsletter to provide residents and mentor teachers with additional advising. 

Grade reports and maintaining a 3.0 to advance through the program.

Review and complete the Clinical Practice Agreement for initial student teaching (EHD 178) and final student teaching (EHD 170). Completed by Credential Student, Clinical Coach, and Mentor Teacher.

Clinical hours log in Tk20, and minimum benchmark goals for each semester.

6 formal observations with the clinical coach providing actionable feedback provided during initial student teaching (EHD 178) and final student teaching (EHD 170). 

Mid and final Semester Formative Performance Evaluation. Completed by Credential Student, Clinical Coach, and Mentor Teacher. 

FAST SVP due November 20 - 27, 2020 must earn a 2 on each item of the rubric to pass unless deferred to Spring.

FAST TSP due April 26, 2021 must earn a 2 on each item of the rubric to pass  (as would SVP if deferred to Spring).

Member of FTRP cohort. Placed with Alejandra Orozco, 1st grade Dual Immersion, at Rowell Elementary in Fresno both Fall 2020 (EHD 178) and Spring 2021 (EHD 170). 

Placement site met the following criteria:

Diverse school setting
K-6 Curriculum aligned to CA Common Standards.

Mentor Teacher Supervision met the following criteria:

Valid Multiple Subject Clear Credential
3 years or more of teaching experience.
Strong District performance data
School principal confirms they are not taking on other special projects.  

Mentor Teacher Supervision met the following criteria:

Valid Multiple Subject Clear Credential
3 years or more of teaching experience.
Strong District performance data
School principal confirms they are not taking on other special projects.  

Clinical Coach: Teresa Calderon

Clinical Coach met the following criteria:

Former credentialed teacher and former TK-6 administrator with experience in teacher education. 
Attends Coach Learning Community Meetings to stay current on effective supervision approaches such as cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, and current content-specific pedagogy and instructional practices.
Attends FAST trainings to stay current on changes to Formative Assessments and the FAST performance assessment and remains calibrated for scoring the formative assessment and FAST performance assessment.

FAST SVP scores confirmed for passing scores -Planning (3), Implementation (3), Reflection (3) (Passed)

FAST TSP scores confirmed for passing scores  Students in Context (2) Meets Expectation, Learning Outcomes (1), Assessment (2), Design for Instruction (1), Instructional Decision Making (1), Analysis of Student Learning (1), Reflection & Self Evaluation (1) (Failed attempt 1)

Two issues emerged when Student 2 attempted the FAST TSP. 1) There were concerns that Student 2 and another Student from FTRP copied each other’s lessons. The MS Coordinator and District Residency Coordinator met to discuss the situation to discover that the lesson plan similarities were due to the district pacing calendar, the fact that they were placed at the same school site and at the same grade level where the Mentors and Residents co-plan units of instruction during PLCs. The MS Coordinator and FAST Coordinator met with Student 2’s clinical coach to discuss and determine that upon close review, there was no cheating involved. And, a plan with FTRP to prevent this issue in the future was developed. 2) Student 2 did not earn a passing score of 2 on each item of the TSP Rubric. Student 2  met with the FAST Coordinator  and her coach to review the FAST manual prompts, scoring rubrics and scores. Student 2 was supported by helping her to understand that the TSP is a project that builds upon each section. The FAST Coordinator and clinical coach reviewed the prompts with Student 2 and helped them better understand the expectation within each section of the assessment. Student 2 was rushed to finish her project and overwhelmed with getting a late start with their final student teaching placement in face to face instruction. Student 2 was given an opportunity to revise their TSP and have it rescored.

Second TSP attempt- Students in Context (2), Learning Outcomes (2), Assessment (2), Design for Instruction (2), Instructional Decision Making (2), Analysis of Student Learning (2), Reflection & Self Evaluation (2) (Passed attempt 2)

Application received on 6/22/21 and processed on 7/6/21.  Credential was issued on 7/8/21.

RICA has not been passed and this is indicated in a separate COVID exceptions database.

Credential Analyst emails all Program Completers to complete the CSU Program Completer Survey as part of their preliminary credential application; 

MS Coordinator emails all Credential Program Completers from the prior year to complete the CSU 1-Year-Out Survey. 


MS Coordinator also receives feedback from district partners on program completer progress through the induction program. 

During the last two weeks of the program Credential students are asked to provide feedback on their experience in the program by completing a journey map.

Partnership Coordinator and District Residency Coordinator ask FTRP residents to complete exit surveys and participate in interviews.

Student 3

Recruitment: Admissions:  Advising:  Monitoring: Final Clinical Placement:  Completion Check: Completer Follow-Up:
Student 3 met frequently with advisors before beginning the program in 2013 and upon facing some challenges while enrolled in the program in 2014.  Student 3 graduated from Fresno State in Fall 2014 with their Liberal Studies degree. On 11/30/13 they applied to the Education Specialist Mild Moderate program for Spring 2014 and withdrew their application on 12/17/13. On 1/8/14 they applied to the Multiple Subject program for Fall 2014 and were denied on 8/20/14 because they had not met the basic skills and subject matter competency requirement. Student 3 applied to the Multiple Subject program on 11/30/15 for Spring 2016 and was provisionally/conditionally admitted on 1/14/2016. She passed the CBEST to meet the basic skills requirement on 9/26/15 but was admitted without passing CSETs. All other required application documents were submitted. They completed all coursework except final student teaching by Spring 2017. In July and August 2020 they became subject matter competent by passing the CSETs and returned to complete EHD 170 Spring 2021 after submitting updated application documents.

Student 3 received a letter regarding her no-credit in EHD 178 during Fall 2016. Their special consideration request to repeat EHD 178 was approved and they received credit for the course in Spring 2017. Student 3 received notification that they were not cleared for final student teaching Fall 2017 because they had not met the subject matter competency requirement (passed the CSETs). On 11/1/20 Student 3 was advised to create a TK20 account and apply for EHD 170. 12/7/20 they received notification that they were cleared for final student teaching for Spring 2021. 

Student 3 had to delay continuing the program because they had not yet become subject matter competent by passing the CSET. Student 3 met with an advisor to discuss options when 1) failed clinical practice and had to retake 2) could not advance with the program because they had not passed the CSET 3) sought advice about how to return to the program. After a delay of approximately 3 years, Student 3 passed the CSET thereby becoming subject matter competent and re-entered the program.

Grade reports and maintaining a 3.0 to advance through the program.

Clinical hours logged by hand in a table pre-2018 and in Tk20 in 2020-2021, and minimum benchmark goals for each semester. 

6 formal observations with the clinical coach providing actionable feedback provided during initial student teaching (EHD 178) and final student teaching (EHD 170). 

As part of the pre-2017 redesign, Student 3 attended seminars on campus from January 17 through 23rd. 

FAST SVP with a passing score of 2 on all rubric items completed during their fourth through sixth formal observation during Fall 2017.

FAST TSP with a passing score of 2 on all rubric items was due April 26, 2021.

 

Student 3 returned due to not being subject matter competent (repeated EHD 178 in Spring 2017). 

Placed with Renee Mullins, 3rd grade, at Clovis Elementary in Clovis for EHD 170 in Spring 2021. Final 

Placement site met the following criteria:

Diverse school setting
K-6 Curriculum aligned to CA Common Standards.

Clinical Coach: Debra Walker

Clinical Coach met the following criteria:

Former credentialed teacher and former TK-6 administrator with experience in teacher education. 
Attends Coach Learning Community Meetings to stay current on effective supervision approaches such as cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, and current content-specific pedagogy and instructional practices.
Attends FAST trainings to stay current on changes to Formative Assessments and the FAST performance assessment and remains calibrated for scoring the formative assessment and FAST performance assessment.

FAST SVP - confirmed for passing scores -Planning (2), Implementation (2), Reflection (2) (Passed first attempt)

FAST TSP-Students in Context (3) , Learning Outcomes (3), Assessment (2), Design for Instruction (2), Instructional Decision Making (3), Analysis of Student Learning (3), Reflection & Self Evaluation (3) (Passed first attempt)

Application received on 6/7/21 and processed on 6/10/21.  Credential was issued on 6/14/21.

RICA has not been passed and this is indicated in a separate COVID exceptions database.

 

Credential Analyst emails all Program Completers to complete the CSU Program Completer Survey as part of their preliminary credential application; 

MS Coordinator emails all Credential Program Completers from the prior year to complete the CSU 1-Year-Out Survey. 

During the last two weeks of the program Credential students are asked to provide feedback on their experience in the program by completing a journey map.  

 

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