Wash. Admin. Code § 181-78A-010 - Definition of terms

Current through Register Vol. 21-18, September 15, 2021

The following definitions shall be used in this chapter:

(1) "Endorsement" means a specification placed on a certificate to indicate the subject area, grade level, and/or specialization for which the individual is prepared to teach.
(2) "Interstate compact" means the contractual agreement among several states authorized by RCW 28A.690.010 and 28A.690.020 which facilitates interstate reciprocity.
(3) "Program approval" means the approval by the professional educator standards board of an educator preparation program offered by an educator preparation program provider within Washington state.
(4) "Field experience" means learning experiences in school, clinical, or laboratory settings. These learning experiences must be related to specific program outcomes and designed to integrate educational theory, knowledge, and skills in actual practice under the direction of a qualified supervisor.
(5) "A positive impact on student learning" means students' documented increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to the state approved standards; or for candidates employed by private schools, students' documented increased knowledge or demonstration of a skill or skills related to either:
(a) The state goals or essential academic learning requirements; or
(b) Alternative learning goals established by the private school.
(6) "Collaboration" means ongoing communication among the professional growth team members to reach consensus regarding the content of the candidate's professional growth plan.
(7) "Professional growth plan (PGP)" for program completion means the document which identifies the formalized learning opportunities and professional development activities that relate to the specific competencies, knowledge, skills and experiences needed to meet the standards set forth under WAC 181-78A-233.
(8) "Board" means the professional educator standards board.
(9) "Clinical practice" means a specific, prolonged field experience where the candidate practices or serves in the role for which he or she is being prepared. Clinical practice must take place in an education setting and under the general supervision of a certificated practitioner, with three years' experience in the role for which the candidate is seeking certification.
(10) "Components" means the design features of the program and actions of the provider.
(11) "Domains" means broad categories of educator preparation program providers' performance expectations and outcomes established by the board.
(12) "Educator preparation program" or "program" means all courses, requirements, and other activities leading to a specific educator certification including teaching, administrator, school counselor, or school psychologist certificate and/or teaching certificate endorsement.
(13) "Educator preparation program provider" or "program provider" or "provider" means the entity approved to provide one or more educator preparation programs and responsible for operating the programs in compliance with the board's standards and policies.
(14) "Indicator" means performance data determined by the board that identifies the need for further inquiry into the functioning of a program.
(15) "Internship" means the period of clinical practice for candidates enrolled in approved administrator, school counselor, and school psychologist preparation programs.
(16) "Review period" means the period between annual submissions of indicator performance data when the board may require sponsoring organizations to participate in graduated levels of intervention and reporting.
(17) "Review team" means a group of people with experience, expertise, and training to assess the adequacy of program components and domains.
(18) "Student teaching" means the period of clinical practice for individuals enrolled in teacher preparation programs. This period must include at least four hundred fifty hours of supervised planning, instruction, and reflection.
(19) "Thresholds" means the target level of overall performance, or maximum acceptable variance for indicators approved and published by the board.


Wash. Admin. Code § 181-78A-010
Amended by WSR 16-12-026, Filed 5/23/2016, effective 6/23/2016 Amended by WSR 18-17-089, Filed 8/14/2018, effective 9/14/2018 Amended by WSR 21-15-085, Filed 7/16/2021, effective 8/16/2021

Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 12-18-004, § 181-78A-010, filed 8/23/12, effective 9/23/12; 10-08-030, § 181-78A-010, filed 3/31/10, effective 12/1/11; 09-22-023, § 181-78A-010, filed 10/26/09, effective 12/1/11; 07-19-056, § 181-78A-010, filed 9/14/07, effective 10/15/07; 06-14-010, § 181-78A-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-78A-010, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, § 180-78A-010, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, § 180-78A-010, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130(1) and (2). 01-19-080, § 180-78A-010, filed 9/19/01, effective 10/20/01; 00-03-049, § 180-78A-010, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130(1) and (2),28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-78A-010, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 98-01-025, § 180-78A-010, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130. 97-04-084, § 180-78A-010, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.

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