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  News Release
The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
  Adoption of Temp. Rules Regarding new Highly Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation HOUSSE
  Released: Friday, May 21, 2004 at 5:00 PM
Effective May 14, 2004, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission adopted and amended temporary rules in Chapter 584, Division 100, Sections 0026, 0036 and 0037 to implement new Highly Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation (HOUSSE) for teachers who are eligible for middle level and high school HOUSEE assessment with regard to meeting the definitions of Highly Qualified Teacher under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The U.S. Department of Education advised Oregon that the current HOUSSE standards may not be as flexible as allowed under the federal act. At the Commission's direction, a stakeholders group was convened in January 2004 to discuss the flexibility of the current HOUSSE standards. That group developed a proposal that is presented in the adopted and amended administrative rules.

Hearings to adopt as permanent rules will be held during the July Commission meeting. The Certificate and Order for Filing Temporary Administrative Rules and Statement of Need and Justification were filed with the Secretary of State effective May 14, 2004, through November 9, 2004.


  Archived: September 1, 2004  [VC:160-1] 
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