Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-220a-16 - Special program for alternate route beginning teachers and holders of a durational shortage area permit

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Each alternate route beginning teacher and holder of a durational shortage area permit in order to be eligible for a provisional educator certificate shall successfully complete a specially designed beginning educator program, as made available by the Department, which includes, but is not limited to:
(1) the assignment of a mentor or mentor team for not less than two years;
(2) a training program designed especially for alternate route beginning teachers and holders of a durational shortage area permit, as may be provided by the Department, which supplements the Institute for Effective Teaching program successfully completed by the alternate route beginning teacher of the planned program leading towards certification in the field for which the durational shortage area permit was issued.
(3) an assessment program for up to two years; and,
(4) a special plan of supervision for alternate route beginning teachers and holders of a durational shortage area permit provided and attested to by the employing agent.
(b) The special plan shall be in place prior to, and implemented during both the 90-day temporary certificate and initial educator certificate periods for alternate route beginning teachers or the period during which the durational shortage area permit is issued. The plan must include, but is not limited to:
(1) an orientation to the policies and procedures of the employing agent;
(2) classroom observations of the alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit and the provision of feedback by the employing agent or designee no less than once every three weeks during the 90-day temporary certificate period or during the first ninety days under a durational shortage area permit; and,
(3) arrangements for the mentor or mentor team to provide classroom demonstrations for the alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit and observations of the alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit on at least ten occasions during the school year.
(c) During the temporary 90-day certificate period or the first ninety days of the durational shortage area permit, assessors shall assess each alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit who shall receive a formative report. These assessments shall not become part of the composite report.
(d) During the initial educator certificate period or the period following the first ninety days of the durational shortage area permit, assessors shall assess each alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit who shall receive a formative report. These assessments shall become part of the composite report.
(e) Each alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit shall receive at least one composite report which includes the combined results of assessments conducted after the temporary 90-day certificate period or the first ninety days of the durational shortage area permit and the resulting standard of performance as described in subsection (c) of Section 10-220a-11. The alternate route beginning teacher or holder of a durational shortage area permit shall be eligible for an extension of the assessment period in accordance with Section 10-220a-12.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-220a-16
Effective July 24, 1992

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