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2021 House Bill 1028: Concerning evaluation and recommendation of candidates for residency teacher certification
Introduced by Rep. Steve Bergquist (King) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Education Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 28, 2021
Revises requirements related to eligibility and recommendation for residency teacher certification, including repealing requirements related to the evidence-based assessment of teaching effectiveness, otherwise known as the edTPA.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 1, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 18, 2021
Adds that each board-approved teacher preparation program must publish and provide to candidates, prior to admission, a list of program completion requirements.
Received in the Senate on February 26, 2021
Referred to the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on February 26, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 22, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Mullet (Issaquah) (D) on April 10, 2021
(1) Removes language prohibiting PESB from implementing rules that require the taking of a performance assessment (edTPA) as a requisite for certification. (2) Allows teachers who do not receive a pass score in the performative assessment to be recommended for certification if they meet an alternate score and the teacher preparation program determines the candidate has demonstrated the requisite knowledge and skills. (3) Removes language allowing teacher candidates prior to the 2019-20 school year from receiving certification without passing the performance assessment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 10, 2021
Received in the Senate on April 20, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 5, 2021