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Department will hold hearing on amending rule related to expanding pedagogical knowledge assessment

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct a hearing to accept public testimony on proposed promulgation of administrative rules under a statement of scope on a proposed permanent rule to amend Chapter PI 34, relating to expanding the assessment of pedagogical knowledge in educator preparation programs.
Chapter PI 34 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code contains the current administrative rules governing the licensure of school personnel, including rules around the completion of an educator preparation program as a condition for an applicant receiving educator licensure. Under the rule, an educator preparation program shall, in part, assess a student’s pedagogical knowledge of the teaching profession by obtaining a passing score on a research-based performance assessment approved by the state superintendent. Since PI 34 was promulgated, the DPI has identified further flexibility for student applicants in the assessment of pedagogical knowledge.
A statement of scope is prepared in advance of any rule that an agency plans to promulgate. It includes a description of the objective of the rule, a description of existing policies relevant to the rule, an analysis of policy alternatives, the statutory authority for the rule, estimates of the amount of time expected to develop the rule, a description of entities affected by the rule, and a summary of any federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the rule. As the rule is promulgated, the department will conduct an additional public hearing or hearings and comment period for the proposed permanent administrative rules.
Those intending to testify will be required to present photo identification at the security desk near the Webster Street public entrance. Those using the building’s Butler Street handicapped accessible entrance should press a doorbell for admittance and check in with security.
Written comments received no later than the date of the hearing will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
A copy of the proposed rules is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony by Dec. 19 online using this form, or sent to the department’s administrative rules coordinator or by U.S. mail to Carl Bryan, administrative rules coordinator, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
WHAT: Public hearing on proposed permanent rules related to high-cost special education aid
WHEN: Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (GEF3)
125 S. Webster Street, Room P41
Madison, WI, 53703


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