WSR 14-04-069
[Filed January 30, 2014, 8:56 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-15-013.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-78A-255 to clarify the program requirements for data collection.
Hearing Location(s): Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett, 3105 Pine Street, Everett, WA 98201, on March 13, 2014, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 13, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by March 6, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by March 6, 2014, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Removes the requirement for a memorandum of understanding and details data collection requirements.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clarifies data requirements.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
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, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail
January 30, 2014
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 10-17-029, filed 8/9/10, effective 9/9/10)
WAC 181-78A-255 Approval standard—Accountability.
Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 181-78A-220(2).
(1) Each approved educator preparation program shall maintain an assessment system that:
(a) Assesses outcomes in alignment with the conceptual framework and state standards.
(b) Systematically and comprehensively gathers evidence on:
(i) Candidate learning;
(ii) Program operations, including placement rates, clinical experiences, and candidate characteristics.
(c) Collects candidate work samples that document positive impact on student learning.
(d) Aggregates key data over time.
(e) Incorporates perspectives of faculty, candidates, and P-12 partners.
(f) Includes processes and safeguards that ensure fair and unbiased assessment of candidates.
(g) Provides for regular analysis of assessment results.
(h) Is systematically linked to program decision-making processes.
(2) Each approved program shall ((reach agreement with the professional educator standards board on the delivery of data as described in a memorandum of understanding. The memorandum will detail the minimum data requirements for approved programs)) maintain a data system that exhibits:
(a) Data structure;
(b) Standards for security and access; and
(c) Guidelines for data governance.
(3) Each approved education preparation program shall collect and report data in accordance with the data manuals adopted by the professional educator standards board.