WSR 11-20-090

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed October 4, 2011, 2:09 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-05-041.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revises WAC 181-85-033 to provide continuing education credits for trained educators to score external standardized teacher assessments.

Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 112, Klickitat Room, 2500 N.E. 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661, on November 9, 2011, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 9, 2011.

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 November 1, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by November 1, 2011, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Awards credit to educators scoring the ProTeach Portfolio.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Supports external assessment process.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.410.270.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Professional educators [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.

October 4, 2011

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-24-047 [11-04-048], filed 11/24/09 [1/25/11], effective 12/25/09 [2/25/11])

WAC 181-85-033   Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration -- School accreditation site visit team participation -- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment -- Supervisors -- First peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions.   (1) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for consultation and collaboration as a member of an approved professional growth team, as defined by WAC 181-78A-010 and 181-78A-505, members of a professional growth team, excluding the candidate, shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours. The team member may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours, as defined by this section, during a calendar year period.

(2) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for serving on a school accreditation site visit team. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(3)(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students or the superintendent of public instruction, a person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for service as a supervisor. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(b) The term "supervisor" shall mean individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students, or the office of superintendent of public instruction for supervising the training of teacher interns, administrative interns, educational staff associate interns, and paraprofessionals.

(4) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of forty-five continuing education credit hours for completion of an assessment process as part of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate application. Upon achieving National Board certification, the individual shall receive the equivalent of an additional forty-five continuing education credit hours for a total of ninety continuing education credit hours per National Board certificate.

(5) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, teachers who achieve the professional certification through the external assessment per WAC 181-79A-206 will receive the equivalent of one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours.

(6) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for designing and completing a professional growth plan under the provisions of WAC 181-85-034, participants shall receive the equivalent of no more than sixty continuing education credit hours over a period of two school years, as defined by this chapter.

(7) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, individuals who receive in-service training or continuing education according to RCW 28A.415.020(6) in first peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions provided by a sovereign tribal government participating in the Washington state first peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions teacher certification program authorized under RCW 28A.410.045 shall be considered approved in-service training or approved continuing education under this section.

(8) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, individuals who serve as scorers for the Washington teacher performance assessment shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for each four assessments scored; provided, that an individual may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period. Additionally, individuals who receive initial training as scorers for the Washington teacher performance assessment shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-04-048, 181-85-033, filed 1/25/11, effective 2/25/11; 10-20-079, 181-85-033, filed 9/29/10, effective 10/30/10; 08-03-101, 181-85-033, filed 1/20/08, effective 2/20/08; 06-14-010, 181-85-033, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-85-033, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-19-104, 180-85-033, filed 9/20/05, effective 10/21/05; 04-20-094, 180-85-033, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; 02-18-050, 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

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