WSR 14-19-081
[Filed September 15, 2014, 4:10 p.m.]
Continuance of WSR 14-16-045.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-10-030.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-78A-255 to remove requirements for continuing improvements for programs. Rule addresses professional educator standards board (PESB) Standard II, data collection.
Hearing Location(s): Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661, on November 13, 2014, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 13, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 6, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by November 6, 2014, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The PESB Standard II contains requirements to preparation programs regarding the collection and holding of data. The section on continuing improvement is removed and will be incorporated in future changes to PESB standards.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Improves clarity of the purpose of Standard II.
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
September 8, 2014
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-07-064, filed 3/17/14, effective 4/17/14)
WAC 181-78A-255 Approval standardAccountability.
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(2).
(1) ((Each approved educator preparation program shall maintain an assessment system that:
(a) Assesses outcomes in alignment with the conceptual framework and state standards.
(b) Systematically and comprehensively gathers evidence on:
(i) Candidate learning;
(ii) Program operations, including placement rates, clinical experiences, and candidate characteristics.
(c) Collects candidate work samples that document positive impact on student learning.
(d) Aggregates key data over time.
(e) Incorporates perspectives of faculty, candidates, and P-12 partners.
(f) Includes processes and safeguards that ensure fair and unbiased assessment of candidates.
(g) Provides for regular analysis of assessment results.
(h) Is systematically linked to program decision-making processes.
(2))) Each approved program shall maintain a data system that exhibits:
(a) Data structure((, including a table structure, the ability to utilize university data systems, data entry protocols and codes, unique record identifiers, the ability to provide repeatable reports with efficiency, and strategies to ensure data quality.));
(b) Standards for security and access((, including guidelines for data access by users and system back-up protocols.)); and
(c) Guidelines for data governance((, system documentation, and the processing of assessment scores from external sources)).
(((3))) (2) Each approved education preparation program shall collect and report data in accordance with the data manuals adopted by the professional educator standards board.