Date of Adoption: March 24, 2000.
Purpose: The proposed amendment would require that individuals who are in preparation programs operating under previous standards complete those programs in a timely fashion.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-78A-100 Existing approved programs.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-05-082 on February 15, 2000.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
March 28, 2000
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-174, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99)
Existing approved programs.
Chapter 180-78A WAC rules shall govern all policies related to programs upon adoption by the state board of education, which shall provide assistance to colleges and universities in the revision of their existing programs.
(1) All professional education programs shall be reviewed for approval under the 1997 program approval standards of chapter 180-78A WAC by August 31, 2000. Colleges and universities may permit individuals accepted into preparation programs on or before August 31, 2000, to obtain certification by meeting requirements of programs approved under approval standards described in chapter 180-78 WAC if the individuals complete the program on or before August 31, 2003, and the college or university verifies program completion to the superintendent of public instruction on or before December 31, 2003: Provided, That the state board of education or its designee may waive this deadline on a case-by-case basis.
(2) Institutions shall be given at least one year notification prior to a state board of education review for compliance with these standards: Provided, That if an institution requests a visit with less than a year's notice, the state board of education shall consider that request.
(2))) (3) The state board of education shall determine the
schedule for such approval reviews and whether an on-site visit
or other forms of documentation and validation shall be used for
the purposes of granting approval under the 1997 program approval
(3))) (4) Each institution shall submit its program for
review when requested by the state board of education to ensure
that the program meets the state's program approval standards and
to provide assessment data relative to the performance standards
to the state board of education for the year prior to the site
(4))) (5) Institutions seeking National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education, Council for Accreditation of
Counseling and Related Education Programs, and National
Association of School Psychologist accreditation may request from
the state board of education approval for concurrent site visits
which would utilize the same documentation with the exception of
material submitted by the institution to the state for the
professional education advisory boards and the accountability
(5))) (6) In submitting a request for approval under these
standards, the approved program shall provide a description of
the criteria that the program will use to assess, in multiple
ways, over time, its certification candidates' knowledge and
skills, including, where appropriate, evidence related to
positive impact on student learning. Based on the documentation
submitted and/or an on-site visit, the state board of education
shall grant approval or request specific revisions that need to
be made in order to obtain state board of education approval.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-78A-100, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]