Purpose: The rules are part of the state funding formula for K-12 education. The 2005 legislature added a sixth criteria to the list of additional criteria for all credits earned by certificated instructional staff after September 1, 1995, for application to the salary schedule developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee. Also, a reference is updated from the State Board of Education to the Washington professional educator standards board.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-121-262.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.150.290(1).
Other Authority: RCW 28A.415.023.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-17-174 on August 23, 2005.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The reference in subsection (1)(c) of the WAC is updated from the State Board of Education to the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 20, 2005.
Dr. Terry Bergeson
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-22-065, filed 11/1/02, effective 12/2/02)
WAC 392-121-262 Definition -- Additional criteria for all credits. Credits earned after September 1, 1995, must satisfy the following criteria in addition to those found in WAC 392-121-255, 392-121-257, and 392-121-259:
(1) At the time credits are recognized by the school district the content of the course must meet at least one of the following:
(a) It is consistent with a school-based plan for mastery of student learning goals as referenced in RCW 28A.655.110, the annual school performance report, for the school in which the individual is assigned;
(b) It pertains to the individual's current assignment or expected assignment for the following school year;
(c) It is necessary for obtaining endorsement as
prescribed by the ((
state board of education)) Washington
professional educator standards board;
(d) It is specifically required for obtaining advanced
levels of certification; ((
(e) It is included in a college or university degree program that pertains to the individual's current assignment or potential future assignment as a certificated instructional staff; or
(f) It addresses research-based assessment and instructional strategies for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and language disabilities when addressing learning goal one under RCW 28A.150.210, as applicable and appropriate for individual certificated instructional staff;
(2) Credits which have been determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection (1) of this section shall continue to be recognized in subsequent school years and by subsequent school district employers; and
(3) Credits not recognized in a school year may be recognized in a subsequent school year if there is a change in the qualifying criteria such as a change in state board of education rules, a change in the district's strategic plan, a change in the school-based plan for the school in which the individual is assigned, a change in the individual's assignment, or a change in the individual's employer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290(1) and section 503 (1)(b) of the 2002 supplemental budget. 02-22-065, § 392-121-262, filed 11/1/02, effective 12/2/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290 and chapter 28A.415 RCW. 97-22-106 (Order 97-07), § 392-121-262, filed 11/5/97, effective 12/6/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 95-21-096 (Order 95-09), § 392-121-262, filed 10/18/95, effective 11/18/95.]