WSR 09-17-112

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed August 18, 2009, 1:03 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-14-001.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revises WAC 181-78A-205, 181-78A-207, 181-78A-209, and 181-78A-250. Revises Standard I for college/university educator preparation program per directions of the professional educator standards board (PESB).

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion at the Park, 201 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, on September 23, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 23, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 15, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by September 15, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Stakeholder and board action on improving the standards for operating a college/university educator preparation program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Stakeholder recommendations approved by the PESB.

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, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, 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 David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

August 18, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-2636.1


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

WAC 181-78A-205   Required professional education advisory board.   Colleges and universities seeking approval by the professional educator standards board as an approved preparation program, and in order to maintain such approval status, shall establish a professional education advisory board (PEAB) in accordance with the following:

(1) The program areas for which a college or university may seek approval and maintain an approved preparation program are:

(a) Teacher.

(b) Administrator.

(c) Educational staff associate (ESA), school counselor.

(d) Educational staff associate, school psychologist.

(e) Educational staff associate, school social worker.

(2) A college or university may combine educational staff associate professional education advisory boards as long as one-half or more of the voting members are appointed by the associations representing the ESA roles involved and are divided equally among those roles.

(3) A college or university may have separate administrator professional education advisory boards for each administrator role as long as one-half or more of the voting members are appointed by the association representing the administrator role involved: Provided, That each administrator PEAB shall include at least one member appointed by the association of Washington school principals (AWSP) ((and)), one appointed by the Washington association of school administrators (WASA), and one appointed by the Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS).

(4) The failure of a designated organization, as specified in WAC 181-78A-209, to make appointments to the designated board, or to make such appointments in a timely manner, shall not cause the preparation program to lose its approval status.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-205, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-205, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-205, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-004, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07)

WAC 181-78A-207   Qualification to be appointed to a college or university professional education advisory board.   (1) ((Appointees to service on professional education advisory boards from required agencies, other than the designee(s) of the college or university president, at the time of their appointment, must be employed in or reside in a school district with which the college or university has a current written agreement to provide field experiences for students involved in the preparation program for which the professional education advisory board has responsibility.

(2))) Professional education advisory boards may authorize the appointment of additional representatives from other school districts or other public and private agencies as long as one-half or more of the members of the professional education advisory board consist of representatives who meet the qualifications ((of subsection (1))) of this ((section)) subsection and who are from the role for which the professional education advisory board has responsibility.

(((3))) (2) If any professional education advisory board receives a written request from other school districts or other public or private agencies for representation on such professional education advisory board, the current members of such professional education advisory board shall vote on such request at the next regular meeting of such board: Provided, That a college or university may elect to add private school representatives to a professional education advisory board without adding to the representation from the role for which the professional education advisory board has responsibility if the professional education advisory board authorizes such action by a majority vote.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-04-004, 181-78A-207, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-207, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-207, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-004, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07)

WAC 181-78A-209   College or university professional education advisory boards -- Membership.   The professional education advisory boards shall at a minimum consist of the following:

(1) TEACHER.

(a) One-half or more of the voting members shall be classroom teachers. All, but one, will be appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association. ((One of these)) The remaining teacher((s)) shall be employed in a state-approved private school and appointed by the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

(b) At least one principal appointed by the president of the Association of Washington School Principals.

(c) At least one school administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(d) At least one educational staff associate (school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, school nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist, or school speech language pathologist or audiologist) appointed by the president of the individual's professional association.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(((e))) (f) At colleges or universities where career and technical education programs are offered, one career and technical education director or career and technical education teacher, with expertise in one of the approved career and technical education programs at the college or university, appointed by the Washington Association of Vocational Administrators in cooperation with the college or university.

(2) ADMINISTRATOR.

(a) One-half or more of the voting members shall be administrators. One-half of these administrators (((at least one-fourth of the total voting membership))) shall be appointed by the president of the Washington Association of School Administrators. ((All but one of)) The remaining administrators shall be appointed by the president of the Association of Washington School Principals((. The remaining administrator)) except one who shall be employed in an approved private school and appointed by the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

(b) At least one or more classroom teachers appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one educational staff associate (school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, school nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist, or school speech language pathologist or audiologist) appointed by the president of the individual's professional association.

(d) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(3) SCHOOL COUNSELOR.

(a) At least one-half of the voting members shall be school counselors appointed by the president of the Washington School Counselors Association.

(b) At least one teacher appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one principal appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals.

(d) At least one administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(4) SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST.

(a) At least one-half of the voting members shall be school psychologists appointed by the president of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists.

(b) At least one teacher appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one principal appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals.

(d) At least one administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(5) SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER.

(a) At least one-half of the voting members shall be school social workers appointed by the president of the Washington Association of School Social Workers.

(b) At least one teacher appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one principal appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals.

(d) At least one administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-04-004, 181-78A-209, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-209, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-78A-209, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 01-03-151, 180-78A-209, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01; 00-09-046, 180-78A-209, filed 4/14/00, effective 5/15/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-209, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-004, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07)

WAC 181-78A-250   Approval standards professional education advisory board.   Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 181-78A-220(1):

(1) The college or university professional education advisory board has been established in accordance with WAC 181-78A-209.

(2) The educational service district professional education advisory board for a teacher professional certification program has been established in accordance with WAC 181-78A-520.

(3) The professional education advisory board has adopted operating procedures and has met at least four times a year.

(4) The professional education advisory board has reviewed all program approval standards at least once every five years.

(5) The professional education advisory board annually has reviewed and analyzed data for the purposes of determining whether candidates have a positive impact on student learning and providing the institution with recommendations for programmatic change. This data may include, but not be limited to: Student surveys, follow-up studies, employment placement records, student performance portfolios, course evaluations, and summaries of performance on the pedagogy assessment for teacher candidates.

(6) The professional education advisory board has made recommendations when appropriate for program changes to the institution which must in turn consider and respond to the recommendations in writing in a timely fashion.

(7) The professional education advisory board annually has seen, reviewed and approved an executive summary of the activities of the professional education advisory board. The college, university or educational service district has submitted the approved executive summary to the professional educator standards board.

(8) The professional education advisory board for administrator preparation programs participated in the candidate selection process for principal preparation programs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-04-004, 181-78A-250, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-250, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-250, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-19-020, 180-78A-250, filed 9/5/03, effective 10/6/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-250, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 01-13-106, 180-78A-250, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-250, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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