WSR 00-18-062

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 1, 2000, 11:50 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 25, 2000.

Purpose: These amendments require colleges/universities to include a common set of performance indicators in the development of their professional certificate program for teachers and also in the assessment of their candidates for the certificate.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-78A-535.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130 (1) and (2).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-15-088 on July 19, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 31, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-4078.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-03-049, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00)

WAC 180-78A-535
Approval standard -- Program design.

The following requirements shall govern the design of the professional certificate program:

(1) To be eligible to apply for admission to a professional certificate program, a candidate shall hold a contract as a teacher in a public or a state board of education approved private school and shall have completed provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school.

(2) The professional certificate program must be available to all qualified candidates.

(3) Using the set of common performance indicators as approved by the state board of education and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the professional certificate program shall be developed by a college or university and its professional education advisory board. Additional agencies may participate in the development of the program if the college or university and professional education advisory board so choose.

(4) Each program shall consist of:

(a) A preassessment seminar which considers input from the candidate's "professional growth team" (WAC 180-78A-505), the candidate's past experience, the context in which he/she teaches, information from past annual evaluations if the individual chooses, the candidate's personal and professional goals, his/her self-evaluation, and evidences of the candidate's impact on student learning.

The seminar will culminate in preparation and approval of the candidate's individual professional growth plan designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate successfully the standards and criteria required by WAC 180-78A-540.

A representative of the college/university and the candidate shall develop the professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation and "collaboration" (WAC 180-78A-010(9)) with his/her "professional growth team" (WAC 180-78A-010(10)).

The individual professional growth plan shall be based on:

(i) An analysis of the instructional context and teaching assignment(s) to determine strategies which the teacher should use to achieve a positive impact on student learning.

(ii) An assessment of the candidate's ability to demonstrate successfully the professional certificate standards and criteria.

(iii) Specifications of assistance and instructional components needed and any required course work.

(b) Course work, past and current experience, inservice, continuing education and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill and performance on all criteria required state-wide as essential to "effective teaching" as defined in WAC 180-78A-540(1).

(c) Course work, past and current experience, inservice, continuing education and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill and performance on all criteria required state-wide as essential to "professional development" as defined in WAC 180-78A-540(2).

(d) Course work, past and current experience, inservice, continuing education and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill and performance on all criteria required state-wide as essential to "leadership" as defined in WAC 180-78A-540(3).

(e) A culminating seminar in which the candidate presents his/her final documentation and evidence of professional certificate level knowledge, skill and performance; positive impact on student learning; identification of future goals and professional/career interests; and specification of areas for continuing education and development. The candidate must provide multiple forms of evidence ((as required by WAC 180-78A-535 (4)(e)(i)(D) of his/her positive impact on student learning.

(i) The final program component, the culminating seminar, shall include the following performance-based assessments:

(A) K-12 student achievement data, whenever appropriate, related to one or more of the Washington state essential academic learning requirements.

(B) Evidence of the candidate's positive impact on student learning as defined in WAC 180-78A-010(8) for the standard of effective teaching.

(C) Assessment data for a selected number of students.

(D) Multiple forms of evidence presented over time which may include, but are not limited to, the following: Classroom-based evidence of student learning; portfolios; statements from parents, peer teachers, and/or administrators; and student scores on standardized achievement tests)) which shall include, but are not limited to, the set of common performance indicators as approved by the state board of education and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

(5) Candidates who do not successfully complete a culminating seminar shall receive an individualized analysis of strengths and weaknesses and a plan for appropriate assistance and instruction.

(6) No limits shall be placed on the number of times a candidate with a valid residency certificate may participate in the culminating seminar.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-535, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-535, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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