DAR File No. 42123
This rule was published in the October 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching - Level 1 Utah Teachers
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 42123
Filed: 09/15/2017 09:04:15 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Following a five-year review, the Utah State Board of Education determined that Rule R277-522 continued to be necessary so it was continued. The rule is amended to provide necessary technical and conforming changes to bring the rule into compliance with the Rulewriting Manual for Utah.
Summary of the rule or change:
The amendments to this rule provide technical and conforming changes that include changes to numbering, references, and terminology.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 53A-6-106
- Art X Sec 3
- Section 53A-1-401
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The amendments to Rule R277-522 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to the state budget.
The amendments to Rule R277-522 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to local governments.
The amendments to Rule R277-522 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The amendments to Rule R277-522 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in a cost or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The amendments to Rule R277-522 provide technical and conforming changes which will likely not result in any compliance costs for affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that the amendments to this rule will not result in a fiscal impact to businesses.
Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Education
250 E 500 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-3272
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Angela Stallings, Deputy Superintendent, Policy and Communication
R277. Education, Administration.
R277-522. Entry Years Enhancements (EYE) for Quality Teaching - Level 1 Utah Teachers.
2]. Authority and Purpose.
A.] This rule is authorized by
Utah Constitution Article X, Section 3 which vests general control and supervision [
of the] public [ school system under] the Board; [ by]
Section 53A-9-103(5) which directs career ladder programs
to include a program of evaluation and mentoring for beginning
teachers designed to assist those beginning teachers in developing
the skills required of capable teachers;]
Section 53A-6-102(2)(a)(iii) which finds that the implementation of progressive strategies regarding induction, professional development and evaluation are essential in creating successful teachers;
Section 53A-6-106 which directs the Board to establish [
a] rule for the training and experience required of
license applicants[ for teaching; and Section 53A-1-401(3) which allows the
Board to adopt rules in accordance with its
B.] The purpose of this rule is to outline required entry
years enhancements of professional and emotional support for Level
1 teachers [ whose employment or reemployment in the Utah public schools
began after January 1, 2003. The requirements apply to teachers
during their first three years of teaching and include mentoring,
testing, assessment/evaluation, and developing a professional
portfolio. The purpose of these enhancements is ]to
develop [ in Level 1 teachers ]successful teaching skills
and strategies with assistance from experienced colleagues.
A. "Accredited" means a teacher preparation
program accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE), the Teacher Education Accreditation
Council (TEAC) or one of the major regional accrediting
associations as defined under R277-503-1L. B. "Board" means the Utah State Board of
Education. C.] "Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for
Teachers in Utah Schools
[ (]CACTUS[ )]" [ means a database that maintains public information on
licensed Utah educators]
D ."Educational Testing Services (ETS)" is an
educational measurement institution that has developed
standards-based teacher assessment tests.
E.] "Entry years" means the three years a
beginning teacher holds a Level 1 license.
F.] "INTASC" means the [ Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support
that has established Model Standards for
Beginning Teacher Licensing and Development[.]
[ The ]ten principles reflect
what beginning teachers should know and be able to do as
a professional teacher.[ The Board has adopted these principles as part of the NCATE
G.] "Level 1 license" [ means a Utah professional educator license issued upon
completion of an approved preparation program or an alternative
preparation program, or pursuant to an agreement under the NASDTEC
Interstate Contract, to applicants who have also met ancillary
requirements established by law or rule].
H.] "Level 2 license" [ means a Utah professional educator license issued after
satisfaction of all requirements for a Level 1 license
and: (1) requirements established by law or rule; (2) three years of successful education experience within
a five-year period; and (3) satisfaction of requirements under R277-522 for
teachers employed after January 1, 2003]
I.] "Level 3 license" [ means a Utah professional educator license issued to an
educator who holds a current Utah Level 2 license and has also
received National Board Certification or a doctorate in education
or in a field related to a content area in a unit of the public
education system or an accredited private school].
J.] "Mentor" means a Level 2 or Level 3 educator,
who is trained to advise and guide Level 1 teachers.
K.] "Praxis II
- Principles of Learning and
Teaching" is a
standards-based test [ provided] by
[ ETS and designed] to assess a beginning
teacher's pedagogical knowledge.[ This test is used by many states as part of their teacher
licensing process. Colleges and universities use this test as an
exit exam from teacher education programs.]
L.] "Professional development" means locally or
Board-approved education-related training or activities that
enhance an educator's background consistent with
R277-501[ , Educator License Renewal].
M.] "Teaching assessment[ /]
evaluation" means an observation of a Level 1
teacher's instructional skills by a school district or school
administrator using an evaluation tool based on or similar to
N.] "Working portfolio" means a collection of
documents prepared by a Level 1 teacher and used as a tool for
evaluation.[ O. "USOE" means the Utah State Office of
R277-522-3. Required Entry Year Enhancements Requirements for a Level 1 Teacher to Advance to a Level 2 License.
A.] [ Level 1 teachers shall ]satisfactorily collaborate
with a trained mentor[ ,]
pass a required pedagogical exam[
complete three years of employment and evaluation[
compile a working portfolio.
B. Collaboration with an assigned mentor:
mentor [ shall be assigned ]to each Level 1 teacher in the
first semester of teaching[ :]
(a) The beginning teacher shall be assigned a trained
mentor teacher by the principal ]to supervise and act as a
resource for the entry level teacher.
b]) [ The] mentor teacher shall teach in the same school, and where
feasible, in the same subject area as the Level 1 teacher.
2]) [ Qualification of a] mentor
A mentor shall ]hold a [ Utah Professional Educator's] Level 2 or 3
A mentor shall ]have completed a mentor training
program including continuing professional development.
3]) A mentor
Level 1 teacher[
s] to meet the procedural demands of the school
and school district;
(b) provide moral and emotional support;
(c) arrange for opportunities for the Level 1 teacher to observe teachers who use various models of teaching;
(d) share personal knowledge and expertise about new materials, planning strategies, curriculum development and teaching methods;
(e) assist the Level 1 teacher with classroom management and discipline;
Level 1 teacher[
s] on an ongoing basis;
Level 1 teacher[
understand the implications of student diversity for
teaching and learning;
(h) engage the Level 1 teacher in self-assessment and reflection; and
(i) assist with development of Level 1 teacher's portfolio.
C. Passage of a pedagogical examination: (1) The Praxis II - Principles of Learning and
(a) shall be administered by ETS; (b) shall be taken by the beginning teacher; the beginning
teacher shall earn a qualifying score of at least
may [ be taken] successive times.
[ R]esults [ shall be posted on] CACTUS.
D. Successful evaluation under a school district employment
and assessment/evaluation program:]
shall [ be fully employed] for three years in [ Utah public schools or in] accredited private school[ s].
[ Employing school districts] may, following
evaluation of [ the individual's]
experience, determine that teaching
experience outside of the Utah public schools satisfies the
teaching[ /] experience requirement of this rule.
3]) [ The school district] has discretion in determining the employment or
reemployment status of individuals.
[ Employing school districts shall be responsible] for
this duty may be assigned] to [ the]
5]) [ The]
[ assessment/]evaluation shall take place at least twice during the first year of
teaching and at least twice during each of the following two years
with a satisfactory final evaluation.
E. Compilation of a working portfolio:
1]) [ The portfolio] shall [ be reviewed and evaluated by the employing school
the portfolio [ may be reviewed by USOE staff ]upon request during
the Level 1 teacher's second year of teaching.
3]) [ the] portfolio
shall be based upon INTASC
principles; and may:
(a) include teaching artifacts;
(b) include notations explaining the artifacts; and
(c) include a reflection and
self-assessment of [
his or her]
own practice; or
(d) be interpreted broadly to include the
samples of the first year teaching experience.
R277-522-4. Satisfaction of Entry Years Enhancements.
A.] If a Level 1 teacher fails to complete all enhancements
as enumerated in [ this rule], the Level 1 teacher [ shall] remain in a provisional employment status until the
Level 1 teacher completes the enhancements.
1]) [ The school district] may make a written
request to the [ USOE Educator Licensing Section] for a one year extension of the Level 1
license in order to provide time for the educator to satisfy entry
2]) [ The] Level 1 teacher may repeat some or all of the entry years
3]) An opportunity to repeat or appeal an incomplete or
unsatisfactory entry years enhancements process shall be designed
and offered by the employing [ school district]
B. Recommendation for a Level 2 license:
1]) [ Each school district] shall make an annual
recommendation to the Board of teachers approved in its schools to
receive a Level 2 license, including documentation demonstrating
completion of the enhancements.
[ T]he names of teachers who did not successfully complete
entry years enhancements [ may also be reported ]to the Board[ annually by school districts].
C.] The [ Board shall receive] an annual report tracking the
success of retention and the job satisfaction of Utah educators who
complete the entry years enhancement program.
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
July 16, 2004]
Notice of Continuation: September 13, 2017
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: Art X Sec
53A-9-103(5);] 53A-6-102(2)(a)(iii); 53A-6-106; 53A-1-401[ (3)]
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