Comment on Proposed Regulations
Open for Public Comment until 4 pm on March 4, 2014
4 AAC 4 & 4 AAC 12, Praxis Scores.
The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code4 AAC 04.210 Highly Qualified Teachers, 4 AAC 12.305 Teacher certification, 4 AAC 12.310 Designation and qualifying scores of teacher competency examination, and 4 AAC 12.395 Endorsements, which may include issues such as the following:
The Department of Education & Early Development proposes to amend this section by: 1) revising and updating Praxis II scores for highly qualified and professional certification; 2) adopting a new version of the Praxis I examination for initial certification; 3) adopting new examinations for the purpose of adding an endorsement; and 4) clarifying the requirements for an endorsement in school psychology.
You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Commissioner’s Office, Department of Education & Early Development, Attn: Regulations Review, 801 West Tenth Street, Suite 200, PO Box 110500, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500. Comments may also be submitted via fax, (907) 465-4156, or via the Internet, at https://education.alaska.gov/regs/comment.cfm. Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., March 4, 2014.
Oral comments may be submitted at a hearing to be held on March 13, 2014, at the State Board Meeting Room, first floor, at the Department of Education & Early Development, 801 West 10th Street, Juneau, AK. This hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 7:55 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment. You may also comment at this meeting, during this time only, via the Legislative Information Office streaming by calling 1-855-463-5009 if you are outside of Juneau. For participation from Juneau, call 463-5009. This meeting will be streamed through the Legislative Information Office over www.alaskalegislature.tv/ beginning at 8:00 a.m. on March 13, 2014 (audio only).
Persons may also comment at the oral hearing via the following Legislative Information Offices: Anchorage, 733 W 4th Ave., Ste. 100; Barrow, 119 Bank Bldg.; Bethel, 301 Willow St.; Cordova, 705 Second St.; Delta Junction, 1380 Richardson Hwy., Ste. 204; Dillingham, Kangiiqutaq Bldg.; Fairbanks, 1292 Sadler Way, Suite 308; Glennallen, 186 Glenn Hwy.; Homer, 270 W. Pioneer Ave., Ste. B; Juneau, Rm. 111 Terry Miller Bldg.; Kenai, 145 Main St. Loop, Ste. 217; Ketchikan, 1900 First Ave., Ste. 310; Kodiak, 305 Center Ave., Ste. 1; Kotzebue, 373 2nd St., Pillautuq Centre; Mat-Su, 600 E Railroad Ave.; Nome 103 Front St.; Petersburg, 11B Gjoa St.; Seward, 302 Railway, Ste. 107; Sitka, 201 Katlian St., Ste. 103; Tok, W 1st St., UAF-Tok Unit 1; Unalaska, 029 Airport Beach Rd., No. 03-01; Valdez, State Office Building, Rm. 13; Wrangell, 223 Front St.
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