WSR 08-12-062




[ Filed June 2, 2008, 1:37 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-23-148.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-85-200 In-service education approval standards.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, on July 16, 2008, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 16, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by July 10, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by July 10, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed language revises the approval standards for providers of continuing education. The providers must address the following: How the continuing education activities relate to specific state initiatives/priorities such as opportunities for participants to collect/analyze evidence of student learning; professional certificate standards; and participant relevance and quality. Summary evaluation results for each continuing education activity will be posted [on] the provider's web site.

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, 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

June 2, 2008

Nasue Nishida

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator


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

WAC 181-85-200   In-service education approval standards.   In-service education programs provided by approved in-service education agencies shall meet the following program standards:

(1) The objectives of the in-service program -- i.e., intended outcomes -- shall be written for each in-service education program.

(2) The content of the in-service education program shall be set forth in a program agenda which shall specify the topics to be covered, the days and times of each presentation, and the names and short description of qualifications of each instructor -- e.g., degrees and current professional position.

(3) All in-service education instructors shall have academic and/or professional experience which specifically qualifies them to conduct the in-service education program -- e.g., a person with expertise in a particular subject, field, or occupation.

(4) Program materials, including the program agenda, prepared, designed, or selected for the in-service education program shall be available to all attendees.

(5) Activities must relate to opportunities for participants to collect and analyze evidence related to student learning; professional certificate standards; school and district improvement efforts; K-12 frameworks and curriculum alignment; research-based instructional strategies and assessment practices; content of current or anticipated assignment; advocacy for students and leadership, supervision, mentoring/coaching; and/or building a collaborative learning community.

(6) The in-service education program shall be evaluated by the participants to determine ((the success of the program, including the following)):

(a) The extent to which the written objectives(( -- i.e., subsection (1) of this section -- ))have been met;

(b) ((The quality of the physical facilities in which the program was offered;

(c) The quality of the oral presentation by each instructor;

(d) The quality of the written program materials provided by each instructor; and

(e))) Participant perception of relevance and quality of the offering;

(c) The extent to which activities identified in subsection (5) of this section, addressed by the in-service program, have been met; and

(d) Suggestions for improving the in-service education program if repeated.

(((6))) (7) The in-service education agency shall compile the evaluations required in subsection (((5))) (6) of this section in summary form. Summary evaluation results for each in-service education agency offering shall be posted on the in-service education agency web site accessible to prospective participants and to office of superintendent of public instruction staff for review.

(((7))) (8) The designated administrator of each in-service education program shall assess the value and success of such program and periodically report his or her findings to the governing or advisory board which authorized the in-service program.

(((8))) (9) The standards for recordkeeping as provided in WAC 181-85-205 shall apply.

(((9))) (10) The in-service education agency must permit a designated representative of the superintendent of public instruction to attend the in-service education program at no charge and permit such representative to receive a copy of the program materials required by subsection (4) of this section also at no charge.

(((10))) (11) The in-service education agency must provide each registrant with appropriate forms for claiming continuing education credit hours.

(((11))) (12) Note: The provisions of this section do not apply to credit hours awarded by a college or university or course work continuing education hours awarded by a vocational-technical college.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-85-200, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-85-200, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-086, 180-85-200, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-200, filed 12/14/88; 88-01-086 (Order 16-87), 180-85-200, filed 12/21/87; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-200, filed 6/10/86.]

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