WSR 09-11-123

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed May 20, 2009, 9:47 a.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 09-08-078.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-08-101.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 181-78A-500 and 181-78A-507, rule governing the awarding of professional certification the [of] educators. The rule change adds school administrators to the professional certification preparation programs that education service districts may develop for approval. Educational service districts are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education these [whose] programs which would now include school administrators.

Hearing Location(s): St. Martin's Pavilion, Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, on July 22, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 22, 2009.

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 July 20, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by July 20, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Aligns administrator professional certification with teacher certification by authorizing education service districts to develop preparation programs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Consistent with state policy for approving preparation programs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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, 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.

May 20, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-004, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07)

WAC 181-78A-500   Professional certificate program approval.   All professional certificate programs for teachers, principals/program administrators, and school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers shall be approved pursuant to the requirements in WAC 181-78A-520 through 181-78A-540. Only colleges/universities with professional educator standards board-approved residency certificate teacher, principals/program administrator, and school counselor, school psychologist, ((and)) school social worker preparation programs((.)), and educational service districts are eligible to apply for approval to offer teacher or administrator professional certificate programs. Educational service districts are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education, local school districts, or consortia of school districts to provide teacher or administrator professional certificate programs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-04-004, 181-78A-500, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-500, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-500, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, 180-78A-500, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-500, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305 [28A.305.130] (1) and (2). 00-13-064, 180-78A-500, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-500, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-08-050, filed 3/28/07, effective 4/28/07)

WAC 181-78A-507   Overview -- Principal/program administrator professional certificate programs.   By September 1, 2007, all colleges and universities offering a professional certificate program for principals/program administrators must be in compliance with the new program standards. To obtain a professional certificate, the residency principal or assistant principal will need to complete a professional educator standards board-approved professional certificate program, ((have satisfactory district evaluations for an administrator role,)) and document three contracted school years of employment as a principal or assistant principal; the residency program administrator will need to complete a professional educator standards board-approved professional certificate program and have satisfactory district evaluations for an administrator role.

The professional certificate for principals/program administrators requires successful demonstration of six standards at the professional certification benchmark levels, or above, and the candidate will need to provide evidence that he/she has had a positive impact on student learning.

The candidate ((and college or university)) with the approved program shall develop an individual professional growth plan that shall address the six knowledge and skills standards, focus on activities that enhance student learning, and be informed by the performance evaluation process, and an analysis of the administrative context and assignment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-08-050, 181-78A-507, filed 3/28/07, effective 4/28/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-507, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-507, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-23-042, 180-78A-507, filed 11/9/05, effective 12/10/05; 04-21-039, 180-78A-507, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04; 04-04-010, 180-78A-507, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-507, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02.]

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