WSR 14-11-064
[Filed May 19, 2014, 9:22 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-08-088.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-78A-125 to clarify board intent for assuring objective evaluation of candidates earning teacher certification in a field placement with a school district.
Hearing Location(s): Radisson Hotel, SeaTac Airport, 18118 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188, on July 22, 2014, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 22, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by July 15, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by July 15, 2014, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Clarifies requirements for objective evaluation.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
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, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail
May 19, 2014
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 11-23-073, filed 11/15/11, effective 12/16/11)
WAC 181-78A-125 Field placement agreements.
Beginning September 1, 2010, all educator preparation programs approved or authorized by the professional educator standards board or programs approved in other states operating field experiences in Washington state shall establish and maintain field placement agreements with all Washington school districts in which candidates are placed for field experiences leading to certification or endorsement.
Each field placement agreement shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Assurances that:
(a) Fingerprint and character clearance under RCW 28A.410.010 must be current at all times during the field experience for candidates who do not hold a valid Washington certificate; and
(b) ((Candidates will not be placed in settings in which personal relationships or previous experiences could interfere with objective evaluation of candidates)) Programs shall ensure candidates are placed in settings where they can be objectively evaluated.
(2) Qualifications of the proposed site supervisor for each site and qualifications of each school's cooperating educator/administrator;
(3) Clear description by institution of duties and responsibilities of site supervisor and cooperating educator/administrator;
(4) Anticipated length and nature of field experience;
(5) Signatures from district representative.