[Filed June 1, 2020, 9:12 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-08-012.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-78A-340 Pilot of multiple measures for the teacher performance assessment.
Hearing Location(s): On July 16, 2020, at 8 a.m., at Marriott Seattle Airport, SeaTac, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 16, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Professional Educator Standards Board, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), phone 360-725-6275, email email@example.com, by May 29 [June 26], 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Create a multiple measures pilot for educator preparation program candidates to meet the teacher performance assessment requirement.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal would allow a pilot of ideas from an educator assessment stakeholder workgroup.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.410
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: PESB, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Maren Johnson, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, 360-725-6264; Implementation and Enforcement: PESB, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party.
May 29, 2020
WAC 181-78A-340Pilot of multiple measures for the teacher performance assessment.
(1) Preparation program providers approved in the endorsement areas designated by the professional educator standards board must ensure that their teacher candidates achieve the multiple measures pilot passing score set by the board for the teacher performance assessment.
(2) Candidates who achieve this pilot passing score, but do not achieve the score otherwise set by the board, may be recommended for certification if upon review of one or more multiple measures, the program provider determines the candidate has demonstrated the requisite knowledge and skills.
(3) Preparation program providers may use one or more of the following multiple measures as the basis for their review:
(a) Observation of practice in the role as documented by the mentor teacher or the preparation program provider;
(b) Evidence submitted by the candidate to the program provider in the areas of planning, instruction, or student assessment;
(c) Coursework; or
(d) Other measures as determined by the program provider.
(4) Program providers may recommend a candidate for certification if they determine the candidate has the requisite knowledge and skills, and the candidate has met all other requirements for program completion. Candidates may be recommended under this section until a date as determined by the professional educator standards board.
(5) Preparation programs in the indicated endorsement areas may choose to not participate in this pilot, and require the passing score otherwise set by the board.
(6) Preparation program providers participating in this pilot must report requested data to the professional educator standards board by the dates set by the professional educator standards board.