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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO: 95
POLICY CODE: GCFC
TO: Superintendents of Schools, Principals, and Deans of Teacher Preparatory Programs
FROM: Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner
RE: Chapter 13, Qualifying Examinations for Teachers and Administrators
The State Board of Education is proposing amendments to Chapter 13, Qualifying Examinations for Teachers. The rule contains the qualifying examinations required for teachers seeking initial teacher certification. The proposed amendments to the rule will provide for inclusion in the rule of the qualifying examinations and the passing scores for each assessment for school administrators seeking initial school administrator certification.
The examination adopted for school superintendent certification is the School Superintendents Assessment (SLA) and the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SSLA) has been adopted for school administrator certifications. These assessments will be required for those seeking initial certification through an alternative route to certification only. The assessments do not apply to school administrator renewal of certification.
The Chapter name has been amended from "Chapter 13 Qualifying Examinations for Teachers" to "Chapter 13 Qualifying Examinations for Teachers and Administrators."
The rule also removes references to tests and dates no longer required for teacher certification.
A copy of the original rule is available at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/05/chaps05.htm
A copy of the proposed rule is available at: http://www.maine.gov/education/rulechanges.htm
A public hearing will be held on
the proposed rule on
Note: Individuals can participate in the hearing simultaneously using the Department's Distance Learning Network from the following locations:
Written comments on the proposed
rule will be considered if received in the Department of Education by ,
We encourage public participation in this rule-making process.