WSR 10-01-007

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed December 2, 2009, 4:29 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-17-023.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revises WAC 181-78A-105, amends time frames for reviews of preparation programs. Adds flexibility and aligns reviews with reporting requirements to board.

Hearing Location(s): Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, on March 24, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 24, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by March 5, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by March 5, 2010, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Changes time line requirements for approved programs allowing more time to prepare site reviews and report to the board.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Stakeholder recommendations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Professional educators standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

December 2, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-2818.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-20-109, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09)

WAC 181-78A-105   Procedures for initial approval of an educator preparation program.   Each college or university desiring to establish a preparation program shall comply with the following:

(1) Advise the professional educator standards board of its desire to establish a preparation program.

(2) Develop with the assistance of the professional education advisory board ((and designated staff of the office of the superintendent of public instruction,)) a written preproposal plan which addresses all preproposal components adopted and published by the professional educator standards board and submit such plan to the designated official of the professional educator standards board for review and comment. ((Resubmit such plan to the designated official.))

(3) Submit such plan to the professional educator standards board. The college or university may be granted approval for full proposal development or denied approval.

(a) If approved, the college or university shall comply with the following:

(i) Establish the appropriate professional education advisory board pursuant to WAC 181-78A-205;

(ii) Develop with assistance of the professional education advisory board ((and designated staff of the office of the superintendent of public instruction,)) a written plan which includes the following:

(A) Timelines for the implementation of all applicable program approval standards during the first year of the program;

(B) The criteria that the program will use to assess, in multiple ways over time, its candidates' knowledge and skills including evidence related to positive impact on student learning (WAC 181-78A-205(4))((, provided that a college/university with an approved residency principal program which adds an approved program administrator program is not required to have a site visit of the program administrator program until the next regularly scheduled site visit of that institution));

(C) How the professional education advisory board was involved in program development, including a letter of support; and

(D) Letters of support from partnership districts and/or other agencies.

(iii) Present the written plan to the professional educator standards board.

(A) The program may be conditionally approved ((for up to a two-year period)) in a specific location(s) for a period of up to twenty-seven months following the beginning of instruction. The institution shall notify the professional educator standards board when instruction has begun. If not approved, the college or university may resubmit its revised plan or request a contested hearing via an appeal team appointed by the professional educator standards board.

(B) ((During the second year)) Prior to the expiration of approval, staff of the ((office of the superintendent of public instruction)) professional educator standards board shall conduct a site visit and/or other forms of documentation to determine if the program is in full compliance with the 1997 program approval standards; provided that a college/university with an approved residency principal program which adds an approved program administrator program is not required to have a site visit of the program administrator program until the next regularly scheduled site visit of that institution.

(b) If denied, the college or university may resubmit its plan based upon the suggestions of the professional educator standards board.

(4) Programs shall be approved for a specific location(s) identified in the written plan presented to the professional educator standards board. Institutions seeking to expand an existing program to a new location shall submit a request to the professional educator standards board which contains the following:

(a) A description of the location and facilities;

(b) Verification that no complaints have been filed against the program in its current location(s);

(c) A summary of the findings from the most recent site review, including how weaknesses, if any, have been addressed;

(d) A statement that supports need for the program;

(e) Cost to the students;

(f) Mode(s) of the program delivery; and

(g) Letters of support from program partners. The length of time for which the program approval status shall be granted shall coincide with the length of time for which the program in its current location(s) last received approval. The program review cycle for programs at all locations shall be the same.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 09-20-109, 181-78A-105, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09; 06-24-082, 181-78A-105, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-105, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-105, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-105, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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