WSR 03-23-032



[ Filed November 12, 2003, 12:06 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-10-016 [03-10-076].

Title of Rule: WAC 180-78A-507 Overview -- Principal/program administrator professional certificate program.

Purpose: The proposed amendments to this rule will clarify the requirements for the program administrator professional certificate.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 725-6024.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Olympia School District Administration Building, 1113 Legion Way S.E., Olympia, WA 98501-1967, on January 15, 2004, at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by January 2, 2004, TDD (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6027.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by January 2, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 16, 2004.

November 2, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-18-037, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02)

WAC 180-78A-507   Overview -- Principal/program administrator professional certificate program.   By September 1, 2004, 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((/program administrator)) will need to complete a state board of education 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 state board of education approved professional certificate program and have satisfactory district evaluations for an administrator role.

The professional certificate 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 shall develop an individual professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation and collaboration with his/her professional growth team. The individual growth plan 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.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-507, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02.]

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