WSR 07-16-051

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed July 25, 2007, 3:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-21-096 [06-23-146].

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82A-206 Endorsement program approval and 181-82A-215 Implementation policies.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, Yakima Center, 607 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901, on September 12, 2007, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 12, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236 [47236], Olympia, 98504, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 9, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by September 9, 2007, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Specifies the process for the professional educator standards board reapproval of educator program based on the newly approved endorsement competencies.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210 and 28A.410.010.

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, Implementation and Enforcement: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

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, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

July 20, 2007

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9893.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-083, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07)

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:)) apply for approval per WAC 181-82A-215.

(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.

(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.

(6) The professional educator standards board shall approve new endorsement programs for a length of time to coincide with the date of the next regularly scheduled site visit/program review.

(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. 06-24-083, 181-82A-206, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07; 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.]


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

WAC 181-82A-215   Implementation policies.   (1) ((In order to offer an endorsement program after August 31, 2003, the timeline by which the colleges and universities will be in full compliance with the approval standards in this chapter shall be reviewed and approved. In order to offer an endorsement program after August 31, 2004, the endorsement program shall be reviewed and approved under the approval standards of this chapter. All teachers who obtain endorsements after September 1, 2003, shall meet the requirements in this chapter. Provided, that colleges and universities may permit an individual enrolled in programs in Washington state to obtain endorsements under the requirements in chapter 181-82 WAC, if the individual completes the endorsement program on, or before August 31, 2005, and the college or university verifies endorsement program completion on or before December 31, 2005. Provided further, that the professional educator standards board or its designee may waive this requirement on a case-by-case basis.

(2))) In order to maintain an endorsement for which revised competencies have been adopted by the professional educator standards board after January 1, 2009, each college or university shall seek reapproval per WAC 181-82A-206(2) according to the timeline adopted and published by the professional educator standards board.

(2) All individuals seeking to obtain endorsements after September 1, 2009, shall meet the requirements adopted by the professional educator standards board after January 1, 2007. Prior to September 1, 2009, individuals shall meet endorsement and testing requirements identified on the timeline adopted and published by the professional educator standards board.

(3) Teachers shall be required to obtain a minimum of one endorsement.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-82A-215, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-82A-215, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-14-122, 180-82A-215, 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-215, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02.]

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