WSR 07-04-005

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed January 24, 2007, 3:22 p.m. , effective February 24, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Change implementation of educational staff associates (ESAs) professional certificate programs from September 1, 2007, to September 1, 2008.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-78A-509.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-24-081 on December 5, 2006.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 17, 2007.

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9424.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-509   Overview -- Educational staff associate -- School counselor/school psychologist/school social worker professional certificate programs.   By September 1, ((2007)) 2008, all colleges and universities offering ESA professional certificate programs must be in compliance with the new program standards. To obtain a professional ESA certificate, individuals will need to hold a valid ESA residency certificate, be employed in his/her ESA role in a public school district, professional educator standards board-approved private school or state agency providing educational services for students, and complete a professional educator standards board-approved professional ESA certificate program in his/her ESA role.

(1) The professional certificate requires successful demonstration of the ESA role standards at the professional certificate benchmark levels, or above, and the candidate will need to provide evidence that he/she has had a positive impact on student learning.

(2) The candidate shall develop an individual professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation with his/her professional growth team. The individual growth plan shall be based on an assessment of the candidate's ability to demonstrate standards at the professional benchmark level and evidence of a positive impact on student learning.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-509, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-509, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, 180-78A-509, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04.]

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