WSR 14-07-064
[Filed March 17, 2014, 10:36 a.m., effective April 17, 2014]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Amends WAC 181-78A-255 to clarify the program requirements for data collection.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-78A-255.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 14-04-069 on January 30, 2014.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 13, 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, including a table structure, the ability to utilize university data systems, data entry protocols and codes, unique record identifiers, the ability to provide repeatable reports with efficiency, and strategies to ensure data quality.
(b) Standards for security and access, including guidelines for data access by users and system back-up protocols.
(c) Guidelines for data governance, system documentation, and the processing of assessment scores from external sources.
(3) Each approved education preparation program shall collect and report data in accordance with the data manuals adopted by the professional educator standards board.