N.M. Code R. § 6.69.5.10 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HIGH OBJECTIVE UNIFORM STANDARD OF EVALUATION FOR ADVANCEMENT TO LEVEL II OR LEVEL III LICENSURE

Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. No later than June 30, 2006, each school district shall adopt policies, guidelines, and procedures for librarian-teacher performance evaluation for licensure advancement that meet the requirements of this regulation. The licensure advancement plan will be combined with the annual evaluation plan provided in Subsection A of 6.69.5.9 NMAC to form an overall system for librarian-teacher evaluation and support.
B. The librarian-teacher shall develop and submit a professional development dossier (PDD) according to the following schedule:
(1) if advancing to level II, not earlier than three months prior to the completion of the third year at level I;
(2) if advancing to level III, not earlier than three months prior to the completion of the third year at level II.
C. The PDD shall include:
(1) evidence of competence that may be collected over multiple school years, including the year the PDD is being developed;
(2) evidence in the following format that demonstrates how the librarian-teacher meets the PED's eleven librarian-teacher competencies and indicators for the level of licensure to which the librarian-teacher is advancing; evidence that demonstrates how the librarian-teacher meets competencies related to a:
(a) teaching and learning strand (competencies 1-6); and a
(b) program development and management/information access and delivery strand (competencies 7-9); and a
(c) professional learning strand (competencies 10 and 11).
(3) evidence from an evaluation strand that includes the librarian-teacher's annual evaluations from at least the two years prior to the application for advancement and the superintendent's recommendation for advancement to the next licensure level;
(4) a verification strand that includes:
(a) for a level I librarian-teacher advancing to level II:
(i) verification of participation in a district's formal mentorship program;
(ii) verification of three years successful librarian-teaching experience at level I;
(iii) verification by the superintendent that the work product in the dossier is that of the librarian-teacher and that the data submitted is accurate.
(b) for a level II teacher advancing to level IIIA:
(i) verification of a post baccalaureate degree or national board professional teaching certification;
(ii) verification of a minimum three years of successful librarian-teaching experience at level II;
(iii) verification by the superintendent that the work product in the dossier is that of the librarian-teacher and that the data submitted is accurate;
D. Evidence in the PDD competency strands:
(1) The teaching and learning strand shall include evidence of:
(a) student achievement data; and
(b) assessment techniques and procedures; and
(c) instructional plans and materials; and
(d) examples of student work and performance; and
(e) evidence of implementation of state curriculum standards;
(2) The program development and management/information access and delivery strand shall include mandatory evidence and may include optional evidence as follows:
(a) the student learning strand shall include evidence of:
(i) adaptations/modification for diverse learners; and
(ii) evidence of effective classroom management strategies and procedures; and
(iii) classroom observation reports; and
(iv) evidence of communication with students and parents.
(b) the student learning strand may include evidence in the form of:
(i) student surveys; and/or
(ii) video tapes with reflections/analysis.
(3) The professional learning strand shall include evidence of at least one of the following:
(a) professional development activities associated with the teachers annual professional development plan (PDP); or
(b) evidence of collaborating with professional community; or
(c) parent surveys; or
(d) research publications; or
(e) professional presentations.
(4) Evidence comparable and equivalent to Paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of Subsection E of this section may be developed through certification by the national board of professional teaching standards (NBPTS).
E. Unless special accommodations are requested in writing to the PED 30 days in advance of a submission, the PDD and associated fees in Subsection C of 6.60.7.8 NMAC shall be submitted electronically following procedures established by the PED.
F. The PDD shall be evaluated by the superintendent of the teacher's school district and by two external reviewers, one of whom shall hold a library/media endorsement, as follows:
(1) The superintendent will complete the verification and evaluation strands in order to make his recommendation for licensure advancement and the two external reviewers will rate the three competency strands as "exceeds standards," "meets standards" or "does not meet standards in order to make their recommendations for licensure advancement."
(2) Each one of the three competency strands of a librarian-teacher's PDD reviewed by the independent reviewers must be rated as either "exceeds standards" or "meets standards" and each one of the strands completed by the superintendent must be verified and have a positive recommendation in order for the librarian-teacher to advance to the next higher level of licensure.
(3) The superintendent and the reviewers will submit the PDD to the PED or its contractor with their ratings.
(4) PED will evaluate the ratings of the superintendent and the external reviewers and approve or deny the teacher's application for licensure advancement.
(a) If one of the external reviewers rates one of the competency strands of the PDD as "exceeds standards" and the other external reviewer rates the same strand as "meets standards", the strand will be deemed passed.
(b) If one of the external reviewers rates one of the competency strands of the PDD as "does not meet standards" and the other rates the same strand as "exceeds standards", the finding will be that the candidate "meets standards" and the strand will be deemed passed.
(c) If one of the external reviewers rates one of the competency strands of the PDD as "does not meet standards" and the other rates the same strand as "meets standards," a third reviewer will resolve the discrepancy in order to determine if the strand will be passed.
(d) If both of the external reviewers rate the competency strand(s) of PDD the same, that rating will be their finding. If, however, both of the external reviewers rate the competency strand(s) of the PDD as "does not meet standards," a third trainer/reviewer may review the strand(s) to confirm or reject their ratings.
G. A candidate for licensure advancement who is not successful in the PDD may continue to submit a new PDD.
H. If a candidate for licensure advancement meets or exceeds standards in one or some of the strands, but not in all of them, the librarian-teacher's score(s) of "meets standards" or "exceeds standards" may be retained for a period of two calendar years. Any resubmission of a PDD during that two-year period need only address those strands rated "does not meet standards" in order to determine a final passing score for all strands for licensure advancement.

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N.M. Code R. § 6.69.5.10
6.69.5.10 NMAC - N, 10/17/05

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