[cd] Licensing Routes

Johnson, Jana Jana.Johnson@schools.utah.gov
Thu, 11 May 2006 08:22:47 -0600


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Dear Curriculum Directors

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The following memo was developed by teacher licensure.  It is in
response to questions raised about endorsement rule R277-503.  Since so
many of you raised questions, I thought you would be interested in this
update.=20

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Memorandum

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To:                  Superintendents, Human Resource Directors,
Curriculum Directors

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From:      Larry Shumway, Director, Educator Quality Services

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Date:      May 11, 2006

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Re:        Delayed implementation of R277-503. Licensing Routes

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In March, 2006 the Utah State Board of Education passed amendments to
Administrative Rule R277-503. Licensing Routes.  These changes were the
result of long discussions within the Utah State Office of Education,
with teacher preparation institutions within the state, and with
districts.

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The key language in the amended rule is in R277-503-3.C. "All license
applicants seeking a Utah educator license or endorsement after July 1,
2006 shall submit passing scores on a rigorous Board-designated content
test prior to the issuance of a license or endorsement, where such tests
have been adopted, or where passing scores have been established."

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As we have moved toward implementation of the changes, we have
encountered the following two issues that have led us to delay
implementation of this rule.

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1.  The State Board of Education approved this change in licensure and
endorsement requirements on March 6, 2006.  Utah Code Section 53A-6-105
requires that the Board allow a period of not less than one year from
the date of the announcement of an increase in requirements before that
rule becomes effective.  The July 1, 2006 implementation date in the
rule is superseded by the statutory requirement of a one year minimum.
Therefore, the earliest date for implementation would be March 2007.

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2.  The primary intent of the amendment to the rule was to meet
requirements of NCLB.  However, in its application the rule as amended
may exceed requirements of NCLB in unintended ways.  During the period
prior to which the rule will become effective, the USOE will review the
rule and will offer the State Board potential changes that will narrow
its impact so that it will not have these unintended consequences.  The
USOE will welcome input during this period of review.

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In summary, the implementation of the amendments to R277-505-3.C will
not occur before March 2007, and during that period the USOE will
facilitate a review of the amendments and will provide ample opportunity
for input.

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Brett Moulding

Curriculum Director

801 538-7791

Brett.moulding@schools.utah.gov <mailto:Brett.moulding@schools.utah.gov>


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Directors<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dnavy face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>The following memo was developed =
by teacher
licensure.&nbsp; It is in response to questions raised about endorsement =
rule
R277-503.&nbsp; Since so many of you raised questions, I thought you =
would be
interested in this update. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dnavy face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>=


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font-variant:small-caps'>Memorandum<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><font size=3D3 face=3DGaramond><span =
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Superintendents,
Human Resource Directors, Curriculum Directors<o:p></o:p></p>

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</span></font></b>Larry
Shumway, Director, Educator Quality Services<o:p></o:p></p>

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11, 2006<o:p></o:p></p>

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<span class=3DQuickFormat1><font size=3D2><span =
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</span></font></span>of R277-503. Licensing Routes<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>In March, 2006 the Utah State Board of Education passed =
amendments to
Administrative Rule R277-503. Licensing Routes.&nbsp; These changes were =
the
result of long discussions within the Utah State Office of Education, =
with
teacher preparation institutions within the state, and with =
districts.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>The key language in the amended rule is in R277-503-3.C. =
&#8220;All
license applicants seeking a <st1:State w:st=3D"on"><st1:place =
w:st=3D"on">Utah</st1:place></st1:State>
educator license or endorsement after July 1, 2006 shall submit passing =
scores
on a rigorous Board-designated content test prior to the issuance of a =
license
or endorsement, where such tests have been adopted, or where passing =
scores
have been established.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>As we have moved toward implementation of the changes, we have
encountered the following two issues that have led us to delay =
implementation
of this rule.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>1.&nbsp; The State Board of Education approved this change in =
licensure
and endorsement requirements on March 6, 2006.&nbsp; Utah Code Section
53A-6-105 requires that the Board allow a period of not less than one =
year from
the date of the announcement of an increase in requirements before that =
rule
becomes effective.&nbsp; The July 1, 2006 implementation date in the =
rule is superseded
by the statutory requirement of a one year minimum.&nbsp; Therefore, the
earliest date for implementation would be March =
2007.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>2.&nbsp; The primary intent of the amendment to the rule was to =
meet
requirements of NCLB.&nbsp; However, in its application the rule as =
amended may
exceed requirements of NCLB in unintended ways.&nbsp; During the period =
prior
to which the rule will become effective, the USOE will review the rule =
and will
offer the State Board potential changes that will narrow its impact so =
that it
will not have these unintended consequences.&nbsp; The USOE will welcome =
input
during this period of review.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New Roman"><span =
style=3D'font-size:
12.0pt'>In summary, the implementation of the amendments to R277-505-3.C =
will
not occur before March 2007, and during that period the USOE will =
facilitate a
review of the amendments and will provide ample opportunity for =
input.</span></font><font
size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p=
>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D2 face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><em><i><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Brett =
Moulding<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></em></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><em><i><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Curriculum =
Director<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></em></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><em><i><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>801 =
538-7791<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></em></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><em><i><font size=3D3 face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><a =
href=3D"mailto:Brett.moulding@schools.utah.gov"><span
style=3D'font-style:normal'>Brett.moulding@schools.utah.gov</span></a><o:=
p></o:p></span></font></i></em></p>

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