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Oregon Bulletin

January 1, 2013

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Chapter 584

Rule Caption: Amends rules related to administrators, highly qualified teachers and professional development. Repeals test waiver rules.

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 10-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-19-2012

Certified to be Effective: 11-19-12

Notice Publication Date: 9-1-2012

Rules Adopted: 584-018-0220

Rules Amended: 584-080-0031, 584-090-0115, 584-100-0038, 584-100-0091, 584-100-0096

Rules Repealed: 584-036-0082, 584-052-0030, 584-052-0031, 584-052-0032, 584-052-0033

Subject: ADOPT: 584-018-0220 – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Professional Dispositions for Education Service District (ESD) Leadership Endorsement – Adopts standards to add an ESD leadership endorsement to an administrative license.

 AMEND: 584-080-0031 – Distinguished Administrator License – Clarifies qualifying licenses, adds experience required to obtain license.

 584-090-0115 – Professional Development Requirements – Clarifies new requirements, allows for carryover credits;

 584-100-0038 – HOUSSE for Secondary Teachers Not New to the Profession – Clarifies definition of secondary teacher and stresses district responsibility to track highly qualified status;

 584-100-0091 – Licensed and Registered Elementary Charter School Teacher – Clarifies that a registered elementary charter school teacher may also meet the definitions of highly qualified teacher;

 584-100-0096 – Licensed and Registered Secondary Charter School Teacher – Clarifies that a registered secondary charter school teacher may also meet the definitions of highly qualified teacher.

 REPEAL: 584-036-0082 – Courses in Lieu of or in Preparation for Basic Skills Examination – allowed for waiver of basic skills tests with coursework;

  584-052-0030 – Eligibility for Alternative Assessment – Defined eligibility for licensure content test waiver;

  584-052-0031 – Evidence Needed for Subject-Matter Alternative Assessment – Outlined materials required to seek alternative assessment;

 584-052-0032 – Determination of Subject-Matter Competency through Alternative Assessment – Procedure for evaluating alternative assessment;

 584-052-0033 – Resubmissions of Alternative Assessments – Procedures to resubmit alternative assessment application.

Rules Coordinator: Victoria Chamberlain—(503) 378-6813

584-018-0220

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Professional Dispositions for Education Service District (ESD) Leadership Endorsement

The licensed administrator eligible for the Education Service District (ESD) Leadership endorsement:

(1) Understands the history of education service agencies in Oregon and the history of education service agencies nationally;

(2) Understands the uniqueness of education service agencies and their role in enhancing K–12 educational services to students;

(3) Demonstrates an understanding of regional school improvement initiatives which are supported by evidence-based practices and state initiatives;

(4) Understands and demonstrates the ability to be entrepreneurial in developing services and products for component school districts;

(5) Understands the differences and demonstrates the ability to accommodate large and small district needs in the Local Service Plan;

(6) Understands the various education service agency business models, including the effectiveness and efficiencies found in each;

(7) Demonstrates an understanding of effective change processes;

(8) Demonstrates the ability to form networks with regional agencies and component school districts;

(8) Demonstrates the skills to understand and influence the political climate surrounding education service agencies;

(9) Understands the unique features of Oregon school finance as it relates to education service districts;

(10) Demonstrates the ability to effectively use group facilitation and consensus building skills;

(11) Demonstrates the ability to focus on the future through strategic planning, data gathering, and other relevant skills; and

(12) Acts with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner in interactions with education service district constituents and stakeholders.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 –342.430, 342.455-342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

584-080-0031

Distinguished Administrator License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Distinguished Administrator License.

(2) The Distinguished Administrator License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Distinguished Administrator License is voluntary and is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any position and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Distinguished Administrator License, an applicant must have:

(a) Completed, beyond the advanced administrator program specified in OAR 584-080-0022 an advanced education leadership or school administration program consisting of at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or in the alternative, hold a regionally accredited doctor’s degree in school administration or educational leadership.

(A) Completion of the advanced program must be verified by the institution offering the program or through official transcripts.

(B) Doctorates in programs other than school administration or educational leadership do not qualify for this license.

(b) Five years of full time experience on a Standard, Initial, Continuing, Transitional or out-of-state administrative license valid for the assignment functioning as a superintendent in a public school district, education service district, or regionally accredited private school system; and

(c) Have obtained a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics.

(5) The Distinguished Administrator License may be renewed for five years upon completion of continuing professional development pursuant to OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-21-01; TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

584-090-0115

Professional Development Requirements

(1) Applicants for licensure renewal must complete professional development units as described in this rule. These professional development requirements apply to all actively licensed educators listed in OAR 584-090-0100(4), including those who are retired or work less than half-time in a contracted position and those who hold provisional licenses.

(2) All educators renewing a Five-Year Teaching License issued prior to 1965, Basic, Standard, Limited Teaching, Initial II or, Continuing License and currently subject to the Commission’s Continuing Professional Development requirements must continue to meet the PDU requirements set forth in subsection (7) below.

(3) All licensed educators holding renewable licenses are subject to PDU reporting upon licensure renewal.

(a) All licensees, except Substitute or Restricted Substitute license holders, reporting PDU’s for the first time pursuant to this rule, will have the requirements phased in on the following schedule. Renewing educators whose license expires in:

(A) 2013 must complete 25 PDUs total;

(B) 2014 must complete 50 PDUs total; and

(C) 2015 or later must complete 25 PDUs per year of the license.

(b) All Substitute and Restricted Substitute Teaching License holders reporting PDU’s for the first time pursuant to this rule, will have the requirements phased in on the following schedule. Renewing substitute teaching license holders who’s license expires in:

(A) 2013 must complete 10 PDUs total;

(B) 2014 must complete 20 PDUs total; and

(C) 2015 must complete 30 PDUs total.

(4) PDUs counted toward licensure renewal may be earned at any time during the life of the license; however, licensees may carry-over into the next renewal cycle excess PDUs consistent with subsection (9) below.

(5) Educators holding Career and Technical Education teaching endorsements may be subject to other continuing professional development requirements consistent with their formal professional development plan. See, OAR 584-042-0051 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Professional Development Plan to determine whether additional CPD requirements apply upon licensure renewal.

(6) Except and provided in subsection (4) above, continuing professional development requirements upon renewal are:

(a) 75 professional development units (PDUs) for a three year license;

(b) 125 PDUs for a five-year license;

(c) 30 PDUs for a Substitute or Restricted Substitute Teaching License.

(7) Completing any of the following advanced certifications will waive CPD for the renewal period during which the certification is completed and the next licensure renewal cycle only:

(a) National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS);

(b) National Association of School Psychologists certification (NASP);

(c) National School Counselor Certification (NCSC);

(d) National Association of Social Workers certification (C-SSWS); or

(e) Association of Speech, Hearing and Audiology (ASHA) certification.

(8) Professional Development Units (PDUs) are defined as follows:

(a) One (1) hour of approved professional development activity equals one (1) PDU;

(b) One (1) semester hour of college credit equals thirty (30) PDUs; or

(c) One (1) quarter hour of college credit equals twenty (20) PDUs.

(9) Licensed educators may carry-over excess PDU’s obtained only in the previous reporting renewal period as follows:

(a) Substitutes/Restricted Substitutes: 10 PDU’s;

(b) Three-year licenses: 25 PDU’s;

(c) Five-year licenses: 25 PDU’s.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455-342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 8-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-12; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

584-100-0038

HOUSSE for Secondary Teachers Not New to the Profession

(1) (a) Teachers not new to the profession are eligible for a High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) in order to determine whether they meet the federal definition of highly qualified secondary teacher. (See OAR 584-100-0006(10) for definition of “not new to the profession.”)

(b) Secondary teachers are all teachers teaching in grades seven (7) through twelve (12) regardless of setting such as departmentalized or self-contained.

(2) Teachers may use a combination of coursework, professional development and experience to acquire points on a one-hundred (100) point scale to meet the federal definition of Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) through Oregon’s High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE).

(3) To qualify for the HOUSSE, a total of one hundred (100) points of combined coursework, professional development and experience must be earned. Experience may not count for more than 50 points.

(4) Teaching Off License in the Core Academic Subjects: Teachers who are conditionally assigned to teach a core academic subject more than 10 hours per week must apply for a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) pursuant to division 60 and must add the endorsement to teach the assignment as quickly as possible. Districts must continue to report misassigned teachers as not meeting the definition of “Highly Qualified Teacher” so long as the teacher does not meet the federal definition.

(a) If the educator meets the federal definition for HQT under any circumstances, then the district may report the teacher as HQT for purposes of that core academic subject even if the teacher does not immediately qualify to add the endorsement to the teaching license and even if the teacher is teaching under a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA).

(b) If the educator meets the federal definition for HQT and is teaching less than 10 hours per week in the core academic subject, the district may report the teacher as highly qualified and the teacher does not have to add the core academic endorsement to the license.

(5) Experience: Experience may not exceed more than fifty (50) points in the HOUSSE calculation. Generally, the educator will be given ten (10) points of credit for each full academic year as defined by the district’s contracted teacher year. Experience will be valued under the following conditions:

(a) One (1) instructional day is one (1) period or more teaching the core academic subject.

(b) The subject must have been taught at grade 4 or above.

(c) One full instructional year equals 10 points.

(d) Partial instructional years will be calculated as the number of instructional days teaching the subject divided by the number of contracted days in one full instructional year times 10.

Example: 150 days taught/180 days in full instructional year = (5/6 x 10) = 8.3 points.

(e) An educator must have taught at least five complete school years in order to earn the full fifty (50) points.

(6) Academic Coursework in the Core Academic Subject: There is no limit to the number of points that may be obtained through academic coursework related to the core academic subject.

(a) Core academic coursework must be college transfer level or graduate credit and must have a course number of 100 or greater;

(b) Transcripts for core academic coursework must be from a regionally accredited college or university;

(c) Core academic coursework will be valued as follows:

(A) One (1) quarter hour of credit equals three (3) points.

(B) One (1) semester hour of credit equals four and one-half (4.5) points.

(7) Professional Development: Professional Development directly related to the core academic credit may be counted toward the one hundred (100) points needed to meet the state’s HOUSSE. Professional Development points will be valued under the following conditions:

(a) One (1) hour of core academic professional development is equal to 0.15 points.

(b) School district personnel authorized to certify professional development must verify that the professional development is directly relevant to the core academic subject in which the teacher is seeking to meet the definition of being “highly qualified.” “Directly relevant” means that upon scrutiny, the professional development is more content related than pedagogy related.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125
Hist.: TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

584-100-0091

Licensed and Registered Elementary Charter School Teacher

(1) To be highly qualified to teach in a charter school requires additional qualifications, beyond a license or a registration, to teach in a charter school. It is possible for a teacher to be properly licensed or registered to teach in a charter school and yet not be highly qualified to teach the courses or students for which they have been assigned.

(2) Charter School teachers teaching in prekindergarten (pre k) through grade six (6) must meet the following criteria:

(a) Licensed teachers new or not new to the profession must meet the federal definition for highly qualified elementary teacher. (See, OAR 584-100-0011 and 584-100-0016.)

(b) Registered teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate subject matter competency by passing the appropriate rigorous multiple subjects state test or meet the HOUSSE provisions of OAR 584-100-0016.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125
Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

584-100-0096

Licensed and Registered Secondary Charter School Teacher

(1) Licensed secondary charter school teachers teaching in grades seven (7) through twelve (12) must meet the highly qualified teacher definition for new or not new to the profession for secondary teachers. (See, OAR 584-100-0026, 584-100-0036 or 584-100-0038.)

(2) Registered secondary charter school teachers teaching in grades seven (7) through twelve (12) must hold a bachelor’s degree and must meet the highly qualified teacher definition for new or not new to the profession for secondary teachers. (See, OAR 584-100-0026, 584-100-0036 or 584-100-0038.)

Stat. Auth: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125
Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

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