Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The 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.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-85-200.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-12-062 on June 2, 2008.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June [July] 17, 2008.
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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((
subsection (1) of this section -- ))have been met;
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. Provided, That if the
in-service education agency does not host a web site, summary
evaluation results shall be included as part of the approval
(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
[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.]