WSR 04-18-104



[ Filed September 1, 2004, 9:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-08-056.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-78A-540 Approval standards -- Knowledges and skills.

Hearing Location(s): Northwest Educational Service District 189, 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221, on October 20, 2004, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 22, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail, fax (360) 586-2357, by October 6, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by October 6, 2004, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments to these rules will revise criteria and standards, which is needed to clarify language, eliminate redundancy, and to make the professional certificate more candidate friendly.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: See Purpose above.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

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

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

August 31, 2004

Larry Davis

Executive Director


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

WAC 180-78A-540   Approval standard -- Knowledge and skills.   (1) Teacher. A successful candidate for the teacher professional certificate shall demonstrate:

(a) The knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure student learning by:

(i) Using ((effective teaching practices, including classroom management)) instructional strategies that make learning meaningful and show positive impact on student learning;

(ii) Using a variety of assessment strategies and data to monitor and improve instruction;

(iii) ((Establishing and maintaining)) Using democratic principles and classroom management to foster a safe, positive, student-focused((,)) learning environment;

(iv) Designing and/or adapting challenging curriculum that is ((developmentally appropriate)) based on the needs of the students;

(v) Demonstrating cultural sensitivity in teaching and in relationships with students, ((parents)) families, and community members;

(vi) ((Using information about student achievement and performance to advise and involve students and families;

(vii))) Integrating technology into instruction and assessment; and

(((viii))) (vii) Informing, involving, and collaborating with ((parents and)) families and community members as partners in the educational process ((instrumental to student success; and

(ix) Employing democratic principles in instruction)).

(b) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills for professional development by:

(i) Evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection;

(ii) ((Designing and implementing professional growth programs, including new directions in career development and goals)) Using professional standards and district criteria to assess professional performance, and plan and implement appropriate growth activities; and

(iii) Remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, research and ethical practice.

(c) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate ((leadership that contributes)) professional contributions to the improvement of the school, community, and the profession by:

(i) ((Participating in activities within the school community to improve curriculum and instructional practices;

(ii) Participating in professional and/or community organizations;

(iii))) Advocating for curriculum, instruction, and learning environments ((which)) that meet the diverse needs of students; and

(((iv) Demonstrating communication skills and/or strategies that facilitate group decision making; and

(v))) (ii) Participating collaboratively in school improvement activities and contributing to collegial decision making.

(2) Principal/program administrator. A successful candidate for the principal/program administrator professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills at the professional certificate benchmark levels for the six standards pursuant to WAC 180-78A-270 (2)(b).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-540, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-540, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-540, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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