In order to support the successful implementation of Washington's ongoing public school reform and improvement policies, the professional educator standards board is establishing a performance-based preparation system for educators. The intent of the performance-based preparation system is to ensure that educators can demonstrate a positive impact on student learning as the foundation for preparing students to participate effectively in a diverse and democratic society. This chapter establishes the procedures, standards, and criteria to be used in the development and approval of preparation programs offered by approved preparation programs in Washington state leading to teacher, administrator, and educational staff associates certification. These rules establish a performance-based preparation system for educators that supports the Improvement of Student Achievement Act of 1993 (ESHB 1209) which will enable educators to implement the Washington state student learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-01-047, § 181-78A-005, filed 12/7/10, effective 1/7/11; 06-14-010, § 181-78A-005, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-78A-005, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 99-23-023, § 180-78A-005, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2),28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-78A-005, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130. 97-04-084, § 180-78A-005, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]