WSR 12-16-070

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed July 31, 2012, 10:34 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-09-073.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-78A-105 to clarify procedures to initial approval request for an educator preparation program. Technical edits to outdated language.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, on September 20, 2012, at 8:30.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 20, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street S.E., Room 400, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 13, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by September 13, 2012, (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Removes timeline requirements for programs receiving initial support for seeking approval status. Technical corrections.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Simplifies procedures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: [Professional educator standards board], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street South, 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, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

July 31, 2012

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst

OTS-4932.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-15-049, filed 7/15/11, effective 8/15/11)

WAC 181-78A-105   Procedures for initial approval of an educator preparation program.   Each institution or organization 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.)) Submit a form declaring an intent to offer a new educator certification program.

(a) The declaration of intent will be posted on the professional educator standards board web site as public notice.

(b) The program will be contacted to begin the preproposal.

(2) Develop ((with the assistance of the professional education advisory board)) a written ((preproposal)) plan which addresses all preproposal components ((adopted and)) published by the professional educator standards board ((and)).

(a) Submit such plan to the designated official of the professional educator standards board for review and comment.

(((3) Submit such plan)) (b) After the designated official verifies the preproposal is complete, the preproposal will be brought to the professional educator standards board.

(3) The institution or organization may be granted approval for full proposal development or denied approval of the preproposal.

(a) If denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon suggestions of the professional educator standards board.

(((a))) (b) If the preproposal is approved, the institution or organization 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 a written plan which ((includes the following)) addresses all final proposal components including:

(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));

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

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

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

(((A))) (4) The program may be ((conditionally)) approved in a specific location(s) for a period of up to twenty-seven months following the beginning of instruction. The institution or organization shall notify the professional educator standards board when instruction has begun((. If not approved, the institution or organization may resubmit its revised plan or request a contested hearing via an appeal team appointed by the professional educator standards board)).

If approval is denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon the suggestions of the professional educator standards board.

(((B))) (5) Prior to the expiration of approval, staff of the 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)) an institution 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 institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon the suggestions of the professional educator standards board.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-15-049, 181-78A-105, filed 7/15/11, effective 8/15/11; 11-01-047, 181-78A-105, filed 12/7/10, effective 1/7/11; 10-08-015, 181-78A-105, filed 3/29/10, effective 4/29/10; 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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