WSR 06-24-083

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed December 5, 2006, 8:45 a.m. , effective January 5, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Provide more specific processes and procedures to assess higher education preparation programs for state approval and review.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-82A-206.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-20-122 on October 4, 2006.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 16, 2006.

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9418.1


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)) length of time to coincide with the date of the next regularly scheduled site visit/program review. ((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.

(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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