WSR 06-20-122

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed October 4, 2006, 11:19 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-05-063.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82A-206 Endorsement program approval.

Hearing Location(s): The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, on November 16, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 16, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 5, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by November 5, 2006, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Provide more specific processes and procedures to approve and review higher education endorsement programs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The PESB comprehensive analysis report identified the need for a state level system for assessing preparation program quality. Changes to this area of WAC were recommended by a subcommittee of the PESB and lay out specific processes and procedures that help better assess the quality of higher education endorsement programs for state approval and review.

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: Nasue Nishida, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238; Implementation and Enforcement: Lin Douglas, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-4951.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule making does not [an] have impact on small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

October 2, 2006

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9251.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-82A-206   Endorsement program approval.   (1) The professional educator standards board shall approve endorsement programs at Washington colleges and universities pursuant to the requirements of this chapter. Only colleges and universities with professional educator standards board-approved residency certificate teacher preparation programs are eligible to apply for approval to offer endorsement programs.

(2) The professional educator standards board will establish performance/competency criteria for obtaining an endorsement. Revision in adopted endorsement competencies may occur only as approved by the professional educator standards board. Each college or university desiring to seek reapproval of an endorsement program for which the competencies have been revised and adopted by the professional educator standards board shall submit a proposal to the board that includes the following information:

(a) A narrative statement that describes changes to the endorsement program based on the revised competencies; and

(b) A description of assessment strategies that will be used to assess candidates' capacity/performance related to the revised competencies.

(3) The professional educator standards board shall reapprove programs, based upon revised competencies, for a length of time to coincide with the date of the next regularly scheduled site visit/program review.

(4) The superintendent of public instruction will publish, and make available, competencies for all endorsement areas identified in chapter 181-82A WAC.

(((4) By August 31, 2003, each college or university desiring to establish an endorsement program shall submit a timeline to meet the following requirements for full approval by August 31, 2004:)) (5) Each college or university desiring to establish a new endorsement program shall submit a proposal to the professional educator standards board that includes the following information:

(a) Identification of strategies that will be used to assess candidates' capacity/performance related to the competencies;

(b) A description of evidences that candidates will provide to document their positive impact on student learning in the endorsement area; and

(c) A description of the assessment system by which candidate performance, relative to the competencies, will be aggregated, analyzed, and used for program improvement.

(((5))) (6) The professional educator standards board shall approve new endorsement programs for a ((maximum of five years. Each institution shall submit endorsement programs for review when requested by the professional educator standards board to ensure that the endorsement programs meet the competencies and to provide assessment data relative to candidate performance)) length of time to coincide with the date of the next regularly scheduled site visit/program review.

(((6))) (7) The professional educator standards board shall determine the schedule and process for endorsement program reviews.

(a) Each institution shall submit endorsement programs for review when requested by the professional educator standards board to ensure that the endorsement programs meet the competencies and to provide assessment data relative to candidate performance.

(b) The professional educator standards board shall approve endorsement programs, based upon program review, for a maximum of five to seven years.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-82A-206, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-82A-206, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-14-122, 180-82A-206, filed 6/30/03, effective 7/31/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.410 RCW and RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-013, 180-82A-206, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02.]

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