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1 Status = Fully Implemented On December 23, 2009 the website for the ProTeach Portfolio was launched at On January 4, 2010 the online registration opened for business.

2 Continuum of Educator Development See “What’s New” at

3 Uniform and External Assessment for the Professional Certificate WA Learns Commission: Need for Uniform and External Assessment –Too much variance among programs –2007/08 legislative charge to the PESB: Set standards, develop, pilot and implement a uniform and external assessment for the professional certificate.

4 2009 Legislation –Beginning 9/1/11, 1) may earn prof cert with minimum 2 years as defined by PESB and results of assessment authorized in 2007/08, and 2) may not require to enroll in higher ed procert program. –PESB defined minimum 2 years of experience as 1.5 FTE--and do not have to be employed, but must hold valid residency cert. –Between 1/1/10 and 9/1/11, candidates have two options: attend a higher ed procert program or submit to ProTeach Portfolio. See website for list. –9/1/11—all candidates submit to ProTeach Portfolio.

5 Other PESB Policy Approved the changes to WAC A adding elements to the external assessment including the PGP and PGT (PGT will still receive clock hours.) Residency certs expiring in 2010 or 2011can register for ProTeach Portfolio and receive a two-year renewal.

6 Highlights Fully electronic end-to-end online assessment Candidates have own private, secure website Maximum flexibility and choice for registration & submission Examples for the various textboxes are available online

7 More Highlights WA educators trained and used as scorers Assessment results will be used to educate the system for continuous improvement Validity and reliability monitored overtime Registration fee: $495

8 The Entries and Rubrics Entries measure and are fully aligned to 3 standards and 12 criteria –#1 – Professional Growth and Contributions –#2 – Building a Learning Community –#3 – Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Rubrics aligned to each criterion –Composite score = sum of 12 criterion scores –Passing standard set after 1st operational cohort plus pilot portfolios

9 Administration and Management Administered by ETS and LiveText Ethics and Integrity Policies ensure each candidate submits their own work

10 Proposed PESB Policy Change In May 2010 the board will consider a cost neutral proposal to award 150 clock hours to candidates successfully completing the ProTeach Portfolio.

11 Length of Residency Cert At what point should teachers engage in the Professional Certificate process? –Previously – too drawn out / up to TWELVE years –Appropriate post induction – years 3-5 At what point, if not successful on ProTeach will we withdraw licensure? –Expectation will be completion by end of year 5 –Conditions for renewal (2, 2-yr renewals): Lapses in employment Attempted and failed

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13 Verifying Private School Teachers Eligibility (1.5 FTE in at least 2 years) is verified at registration. If ineligible or record incorrect, a message will appear with a form to be downloaded. The form and documentation should be taken, faxed or mailed to the nearest ESD for correction of the record.

14 Candidate Support Providers Several ProTeach Portfolio Support Providers operating –Go to for list, or for list with contact infohttp://sites.google.com/a/pesb.wa.gov/staff


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