BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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          Date of Hearing:   June 21, 2006

                           ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
                               Jackie Goldberg, Chair
                    SB 1614 (Simitian) - As Amended:  May 3, 2006

           SENATE VOTE  :   24-14
          SUBJECT  :   Teacher identification number.

           SUMMARY  :   Requires the development of a teacher data system to  
          serve as a central state repository of information on the  
          teacher workforce to inform policy, identify trends, and  
          identify future teacher workforce needs.  Specifically,  this  
          bill  :   

          1)Makes findings and declarations regarding the need for  
            accurate teacher information service in regard to recruitment,  
            movement, professional development, departure and retirement  
            in a central data base.

          2)Expresses Legislative intent that this be accomplished through  
            the establishment of a comprehensive state education data  
            information system in the State Department of Education (SDE).

          3)Specifies that the existing California Education Information  
            System (CEIS) include:

             a)   The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data  
               System (CALPADS) which maintains pupil data, regarding  
               demographics, program participation, enrollment, and  
               statewide assessments in addition to data gathered through  
               the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS)  
               through the Professional Assignment Information Form  
               prepared by the SDE and filled out each year at every  
               public school; and

             b)   The California Longitudinal Teacher Integrated Data  
               Education System (CALTIDES) to enable the analysis of  
               workforce trends, including mobility, retention, attrition,  
                evaluation of teacher preparation and professional  
               development programs,  and monitoring of teacher  
               assignments as required by the federal No Child Left Behind  
               Act of 2001 (NCLB)  by consolidating data that is already  
               collected through a variety of data systems by state  


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               agencies and county offices of education, as well as data  
               collected by SDE.

          4)Requires the SDE and California Commission on Teacher  
            Credentialing (CCTC) to contract for the development of   
            CALTIDES, based on the findings of a teacher data feasibility  
            study conducted pursuant to Item 6110-001-0890 of Section 2.00  
            of the Budget Act of 2005 (Chapter 38 of the Statutes of  

          5)Requires the CCTC to establish nonpersonally identifiable  
            teacher identification numbers for each person authorized to  
            teach in the state.

          6)Permits public disclosure of this number with information  
            regarding credentials, permits, or other documents the CCTC  

          7)Prohibits use of data in either CALPADS of CALTIDES for  
            purposes of pay, promotion, sanction, or personnel evaluation  
            of an individual teacher or groups of teachers, or of  
            employment decisions related to individual teachers. 

          8)Requires CALTIDES to include all of the following information:

             a)   Age profiles of teachers in the workforce;

             b)   Projections of retirements over the next ten years  
               throughout the state;

             c)   Identification of severe shortages of teachers in  
               specific subject matter areas;

             d)   Geographical distribution of teachers by credential  
               type; and

             e)   Present patterns of in-service education for teachers.

          9)Requires that the system shall:

             a)   Utilize and maximize existing databases;

             b)   Maintain longitudinally linked data without including  
               names of teachers; and


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             c)   Comply with all state and federal confidentiality and  
               privacy laws.

          10)Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) to  
            convene a working group to provide advice and guidance on the  
            development of the CALTIDES; specifies that the group should  
            include representatives of the CCTC, the Department of   
            Finance, the Secretary for Education, the Legislative  
            Analyst's Office, the Employment Development Department, and  
            representatives of local education agencies, postsecondary  
            institutions, researchers, teachers, administrators, and  

           EXISTING LAW  :

          1)Establishes CALPADS to track student data longitudinally.

          2)Permits the CCTC to disclose information on teachers regarding  
            credentials, certificates, permits, or other documents that it  
            issues and prohibits the CCTC from disclosing any other  
            information except by court order.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   According to the Senate Appropriations  
          Committee, the SDE Budget Change Proposal for the CLTIDES  
          estimates one time first year costs of $468,000 and one time  
          vendor costs of  $678,000, for a total of $1,146,000.  The SDE  
          estimated ongoing costs of $1,132,871 in 2009-10, $2,013,780 in  
          2010-11, and $1,945,796 in 2011-12.  There are one time data  
          center services  ($389,577) and software purchases ($422,200) in  

           COMMENTS  :   AB 1213 (Wyland) of 2005 which failed in the  
          Assembly Education Committee required the SPI to adopt a unique  
          teacher identifier and to preserve student and teacher  

          This bill, by allowing the CCTC to disclose the teacher  
          identification number, has the potential to disclose unknown  
          amounts of personal information in the CALTIDES data base to the  

          In Strengthening California's Teacher Information System, the  
          Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning states:  "In  
          developing a comprehensive data system, policy-makers will need  
          to consider several additional issues.  First, a new system will  


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          need to include strong safeguards to keep any unique identifier  
          out of the public domain and protect the identity of individual  
          teachers."  This bill makes the identifiers open to the public.

           Staff recommendation  :  This bill should delete the amendment  
          that allows the CCTC to release the unique teacher identifier to  
          the public.  The author has agreed to this amendment.


          Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center
          California Teachers Association
          Ed Voice
          Pacific Institute for Community Organizations
          Public Advocates, Inc.
          Springboard Schools
          Stanford University School of Education
          None on file.

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Dee Brennick / ED. / (916) 319-2087