EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CABINET

Education Professional Standards Board

(New Administrative Regulation)

 

      16 KAR 1:015. Standards for certified teacher leader.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 161.020, 161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 161.028 requires the Education Professional Standards Board to establish standards for obtaining and maintaining educator certification. This administrative regulation establishes the standards required for certified teachers to obtain or maintain certification as a teacher leader.

 

      Section 1. Teacher Leader Standards for Educator Preparation and Certification. Effective August 2019, the Education Professional Standard Board shall use the standards established in this section in the evaluation and assessment of a teacher leader for advanced certification and for the approval of teacher leader master preparation programs. (1) Standard 1. Foster a Collaborative Culture to Support Educator Development and Student Learning.

      (a) The teacher leader shall be well versed in adult learning theory and shall use that knowledge to create a community of collective responsibility within his or her school; and

      (b) In promoting this collaborative culture among fellow teachers, administrators, and other school leaders, the teacher leader shall ensure improvement in educator instruction and, consequently, student learning.

      (2) Standard 2. Access and Use Research to Improve Practice and Student Learning.

      (a) The teacher leader shall keep abreast of the latest research about teaching effectiveness and student learning, and shall implement best practices where appropriate; and

      (b) He or she shall model the use of systematic inquiry as a critical component of teachers’ ongoing learning and development.

      (3) Standard 3. Promote Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement.

      (a) The teacher leader shall understand that the processes of teaching and learning are constantly evolving; and

      (b) The teacher leader shall design and facilitate job-embedded professional development opportunities aligned with school improvement goals.

      (4) Standard 4. Facilitate Improvements in Instruction and Student Learning.

      (a) The teacher leader shall possess a deep understanding of teaching and learning, and model an attitude of continuous learning and reflective practice for colleagues; and

      (b) The teacher leader shall work collaboratively with other teachers to improve instructional practices constantly.

      (5) Standard 5: Promote the Use of Assessments and Data for School and District Improvement.

      (a) The teacher leader shall be knowledgeable about the design of assessments, both formative and summative; and

      (b) He or she works with colleagues to analyze data and interpret results to inform goals and to improve student learning.

      (6) Standard 6: Improving Outreach and Collaboration with Families and Community

      (a) The teacher leader shall understand the impact that families, cultures, and communities have on student learning; and

      (b) As a result, the teacher leader shall seek to promote a sense of partnership among these different groups toward the common goal of excellent education.

      (7) Standard 7: Advocate for Student Learning and the Profession.

      (a) The teacher leader shall understand the landscape of education policy and shall identify key players at the local, state, and national levels; and

      (b) The teacher leader shall advocate for the teaching profession and for policies that benefit student learning.

 

ROB AKERS, Board Chair

BILL TWYMAN, Board Chair

      APPROVED BY AGENCY: July 25, 2017

      FILED WITH LRC: August 2, 2017 at 4 p.m.

      PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at 100 Airport Road, Third Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by five workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. This hearing is open to the public. Any person who wishes to be heard will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until September 30, 2017. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person.

      CONTACT PERSON: Lisa K. Lang, General Counsel, 100 Airport Road, Third Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-4606, fax (502) 564-7080, email LisaK.Lang@ky.gov.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact Person: Lisa K. Lang

      (1) Provide a brief summary of

      (a) What this administrative regulation does: This administrative regulation establishes teacher leader standards.

      (b) The necessity of this administrative regulation: Through this regulation, the EPSB is establishing the standards educator preparation providers will need to use when creating advanced programs for teacher leaders.

      (c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: KRS 161.028(1)(b) states that the Education Professional Standards Board has the authority and responsibility to "[s]et standards for programs of preparation of teachers and other school personnel."

      (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This administrative regulation will assist educator preparation programs when they are creating advance programs for teacher leaders. It will also guide the EPSB when reviewing and approving advanced programs for teacher leaders proposed by education preparation providers.

      (2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

      (a) This is a new administrative regulation.

      (b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation: This is a new administrative regulation.

      (c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: This is a new administrative regulation.

      (d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statues: This is a new administrative regulation.

      (3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation: This administrative regulation will affect those education preparation providers interested in offering advanced programs for teacher leaders.

      (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:

      (a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment: Educator preparation providers will need to use these standards when creating advanced programs for teacher leaders. Educator preparation providers will need to be able to demonstrate to the EPSB during program reviews that the educator preparation provider is teaching the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for successful teacher leaders.

      (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3): This new administrative regulation should not result in any additional cost to the educator preparation providers.

      (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): Teaching quality is the most important school-based factor in determining student success and we must ensure that all Kentucky teachers enter their classroom prepared to excel. This new administrative regulation will help ensure the educator preparation providers are developing advanced programs that will prepare experienced teachers to become leaders in their schools and districts.

      (5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost to implement this administrative regulation:

      (a) Initially: The EPSB does not anticipate any cost will be associated with this new administrative regulation.

      (b) On a continuing basis: The EPSB does not anticipate any cost will be associated with this new administrative regulation.

      (6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation: Funds appropriated by the General Assembly to the Education Professional Standards Board.

      (7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment: The EPSB does not anticipate an additional fee or funding increase.

      (8) State whether or not this administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly increases any fees: This administrative regulation does not establish any fees directly nor does it indirectly increase fees.

      (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering has not been applied to this regulation. This new administrative regulation applies to all educator preparation providers.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

      1. What units, parts or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? This administrative regulation will impact those educator preparation providers that currently offer advanced programs for teacher leaders as well as those educator preparation providers that plan on developing an advanced program for teacher leaders.

      2. Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation. KRS 161.028(1)(b) provides that the Education Professional Standards Board shall set standards for programs for the preparation of teachers.

      3. Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.

      (a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year? No revenue will be generated.

      (b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years? No revenue will be generated.

      (c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year? There is no additional cost for the EPSB to administer this program.

      (d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years? There is no additional cost for the EPSB to administer this program.

      Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.

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